Zayo Group (NYSE:ZAYO) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16

News stories about Zayo Group (NYSE:ZAYO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Zayo Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 47.4734822544529 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Several research firms have recently commented on ZAYO. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Zayo Group in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Zayo Group in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Zayo Group in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating on shares of Zayo Group in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Zayo Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Zayo Group presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.09.

Shares of Zayo Group (ZAYO) traded up $0.29 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $36.94. 732,652 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,836,845. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.73. Zayo Group has a one year low of $29.73 and a one year high of $37.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,332.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 62.70, a PEG ratio of 19.73 and a beta of 0.49.

Zayo Group (NYSE:ZAYO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The technology company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.10. Zayo Group had a net margin of 3.42% and a return on equity of 10.19%. The company had revenue of $653.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $650.79 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Zayo Group will post 0.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Zayo Group news, CEO Daniel Caruso sold 133,888 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $4,819,968.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider John F. Jr. Waters sold 10,711 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.14, for a total transaction of $387,095.54. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 73,244 shares in the company, valued at $2,647,038.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 572,454 shares of company stock worth $21,012,383 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 5.20% of the company’s stock.

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Zayo Group Company Profile

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to a range of businesses. The Company operates in five segments: Dark Fiber Solutions, Network Connectivity, Colocation and Cloud Infrastructure, Zayo Canada and Other.

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