Manchester United (MANU) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Manchester United earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 56 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Manchester United (NYSE MANU) traded up 0.0994% during trading on Monday, reaching $16.4163. The company had a trading volume of 3,343 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $16.58 and a 200 day moving average price of $16.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.69 billion, a PE ratio of 150.6083 and a beta of 0.52. Manchester United has a 12 month low of $14.10 and a 12 month high of $17.80.

Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 16th. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05). The business had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $119.67 million. Manchester United had a return on equity of 4.36% and a net margin of 2.51%. Manchester United’s quarterly revenue was up 931.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.07 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Manchester United will post $14.43 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on MANU shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Manchester United from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up from $18.00) on shares of Manchester United in a research note on Friday, May 19th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Manchester United in a research note on Monday, April 3rd.

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Manchester United Company Profile

Manchester United plc is engaged in the operation of a professional football club together with related and ancillary activities. Its football operations primarily comprise various activities, such as its first team, reserve team, youth academy, global scouting networks and other operations, such as its sport science, medical and fitness operations at the Aon Training Complex.

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