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Chunghwa Telecom Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage

Chunghwa Telecom  has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chunghwa Telecom earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.8723282524029 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank lowered Chunghwa Telecom from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Morgan Stanley lowered Chunghwa Telecom from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th.

Shares of CHT traded up $0.42 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $35.23. 69,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 111,824. The firm has a market cap of $27.00 billion, a PE ratio of 21.36 and a beta of 0.29. Chunghwa Telecom has a one year low of $33.54 and a one year high of $39.33.

The business also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 23rd will be paid a dividend of $1.5901 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 4.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 20th. Chunghwa Telecom’s dividend payout ratio is presently 75.61%. – Fairfield Current

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