Press coverage about Chunghwa Telecom Co. (NYSE:CHT) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chunghwa Telecom Co. earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.2050973304873 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on CHT shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, May 29th. Finally, UBS AG cut shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co. from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Chunghwa Telecom Co. has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.00.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (CHT) opened at 33.67 on Thursday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $35.11 and its 200 day moving average is $34.14. The firm has a market cap of $26.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.66 and a beta of 0.33. Chunghwa Telecom Co. has a 12-month low of $31.28 and a 12-month high of $37.39.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (NYSE:CHT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The utilities provider reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.04. Chunghwa Telecom Co. had a net margin of 18.05% and a return on equity of 10.41%. The company had revenue of $1.84 billion for the quarter. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Chunghwa Telecom Co. will post $1.66 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 21st will be paid a dividend of $1.6294 per share. This is a positive change from Chunghwa Telecom Co.’s previous annual dividend of $1.33. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.57%. Chunghwa Telecom Co.’s dividend payout ratio is 82.58%.
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Chunghwa Telecom Co. Company Profile
Chunghwa Telecom Co, Ltd. provides telecommunication services. The Company’s segments include Domestic fixed communications business, which is engaged in the provision of local telephone services, domestic long distance telephone services, broadband access and related services; Mobile communications business, which is engaged in the provision of mobile services, sales of mobile handsets and data cards, and related services; Internet business, which is engaged in the provision of HiNet services and related services; International fixed communications business, which includes international long distance telephone services, international leased line services, international data services, satellite services, and information and communication technology (ICT) and other international services, and Others, which is engaged in the provision of non-telecom services.
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