Lee Enterprises, (LEE) Getting Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Report Finds
News stories about Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) have trended somewhat negative on Saturday, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research group, a service of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lee Enterprises, earned a news sentiment score of -0.15 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 90 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Lee Enterprises, (NYSE LEE) opened at 2.00 on Friday. Lee Enterprises, has a 12 month low of $1.74 and a 12 month high of $3.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $113.30 million, a PE ratio of 4.93 and a beta of 2.37. The company has a 50-day moving average of $2.10 and a 200-day moving average of $2.68.
Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $133.39 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $137 million. Lee Enterprises, had a negative return on equity of 17.38% and a net margin of 3.89%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Lee Enterprises, will post $0.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on LEE. TheStreet raised shares of Lee Enterprises, from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Lee Enterprises, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th.
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Lee Enterprises, Company Profile
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated is a provider of local news and information, and a platform for print and digital advertising. The Company’s products included 46 daily and 34 Sunday newspapers, 300 weekly newspapers, and classified and niche publications, as of September 25, 2016. The Company also provides a range of digital products, including video, digital couponing, behavioral targeting, audience retargeting, banner advertisements and social networking.
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