News stories about Tesco (OTCMKTS:TSCDY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Tesco earned a media sentiment score of 1.43 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the company an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of OTCMKTS TSCDY opened at $8.57 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.62 and a quick ratio of 0.49. The firm has a market cap of $23.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.63, a PEG ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 0.45. Tesco has a 1 year low of $7.06 and a 1 year high of $10.42.
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Tesco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 10th. BNP Paribas raised Tesco from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Tesco has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.50.
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Tesco PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery retailer. The company also provides retail banking and insurance services. It has operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Malaysia, Thailand, and internationally. The company serves its customers through 6,809 stores, as well as online.
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