United States Cellular (USM) Earns News Impact Score of 0.23

Headlines about United States Cellular (NYSE:USM) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United States Cellular earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 44.7651054857844 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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USM has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United States Cellular from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of United States Cellular from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th.

Shares of NYSE USM opened at $40.19 on Monday. United States Cellular has a fifty-two week low of $32.06 and a fifty-two week high of $41.41. The company has a quick ratio of 1.83, a current ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The company has a market cap of $3,541.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 69.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 57.41 and a beta of 0.51.

United States Cellular (NYSE:USM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 23rd. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.13. United States Cellular had a net margin of 0.31% and a return on equity of 1.22%. The firm had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.07) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that United States Cellular will post 0.7 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Ronald E. Daly sold 1,880 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.28, for a total transaction of $75,726.40. Following the sale, the director now owns 3,350 shares in the company, valued at $134,938. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Deirdre Drake sold 1,312 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.50, for a total transaction of $53,136.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 21,384 shares in the company, valued at approximately $866,052. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 6,962 shares of company stock worth $279,284. Corporate insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.

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About United States Cellular

United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular) is a provider of wireless telecommunication services. The Company’s wireless operating markets are in the United States. U.S. Cellular provides service to postpaid and prepaid customers from a range of demographic segments. The Company focuses on retail consumers, government and small-to-mid-size business customers in industries, such as construction, retail, professional services and real estate.

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