Manchester United (MANU) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

News articles about Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) have trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Manchester United earned a news impact score of 0.09 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 57 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Alpha One’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Manchester United (NYSE:MANU)

Shares of Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) remained flat at $16.45 during midday trading on Friday. 18,006 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 150.92 and a beta of 0.52. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $16.60 and a 200 day moving average of $16.08. 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 results on Tuesday, May 16th. The company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.67 million. Manchester United had a net margin of 2.51% and a return on equity of 4.36%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 931.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.07 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Manchester United will post $14.43 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have commented on MANU. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Manchester United from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Manchester United in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price target (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Manchester United in a research note on Friday, May 19th.

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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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