Press coverage about Orange (NYSE:ORAN) has been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative 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 -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Orange earned a news sentiment score of -1.14 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the technology company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Orange’s score:
- Man ditches stolen car and hops on motorcycle during Orange County chase (wesh.com)
- ‘Black Is The New Orange’: Former Broncos Linebacker Brandon Marshall Talks Raiders (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Later high school start times back on the table in Orange County (orlandosentinel.com)
- Orange County school leaders considering changing start times (clickorlando.com)
- Galante Brothers to be Honored for 80+ Years of Service to West Orange Schools (tapinto.net)
ORAN opened at $15.51 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $41.34 billion, a PE ratio of 21.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 0.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.72 and a quick ratio of 0.69. Orange has a twelve month low of $14.84 and a twelve month high of $18.17.
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on ORAN shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Orange from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Berenberg Bank upgraded shares of Orange from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Orange in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Orange in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, Barclays downgraded shares of Orange from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.50.
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Orange SA provides a range of fixed telephony and mobile telecommunications, data transmission, and other value-added services to consumers, businesses, and other telecommunications operators in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The company offers mobile services, such as voice, SMS, and data; fixed broadband and narrowband services, as well as fixed network business solutions, including voice and data; and convergence packages.
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