Press coverage about MTS (NYSE:MBT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MTS earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.0318451653819 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of MBT stock traded up $0.05 on Thursday, reaching $10.30. The company had a trading volume of 2,785,615 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,941,512. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.93, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.87. The stock has a market cap of $9,760.51, a PE ratio of 10.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.52 and a beta of 1.06. MTS has a 12 month low of $7.76 and a 12 month high of $12.80.
MBT has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised MTS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, January 25th. VTB Capital cut MTS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. HSBC raised MTS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Morgan Stanley raised MTS from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Gabelli reissued a “buy” rating on shares of MTS in a report on Friday, February 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.35.
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Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems provides telecommunication services in Russia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, and Armenia. The company operates through three segments: Russia Convergent, Moscow Fixed Line, and Ukraine. It offers voice and data transmission, Internet access, pay TV, and various value added services through wireless and fixed lines, as well as sells equipment, accessories, and handsets.
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