NYSE:SSP - E. W. Scripps Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$13.65 -0.12 (-0.87 %)
(As of 06/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$13.77
Today's Range$13.47 - $13.97
52-Week Range$10.69 - $20.35
Volume712,300 shs
Average Volume437,658 shs
Market Capitalization$1.02 billion
P/E Ratio-35.00
Dividend Yield1.46%
E. W. Scripps logoThe E.W. Scripps Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media enterprise through a portfolio of local and national media brands. Its Local Media segment operates broadcast television stations, which produce news, information, and entertainment content, as well as its related digital operations. This segment also runs network programming, syndicated programming, and original programming. The company's National Media segment offers content services through apps on Internet-connected devices, such as computers, gaming consoles, set-top boxes, smartphones, smart TVs, and tablets. It operates Katz, which broadcasts content through over-the-air on local broadcasters' digital sub-channels, and cable and satellite; and Midroll that creates original podcast, a digital audio recording of themed series, as well as Stitcher, a mobile application where consumers can stream the latest news, sports, talk, and entertainment on demand. This segment also operates Newsy, a national news network, which provides politics, entertainment, science, and technology news. The company also operates Cracked, a multi-platform humor and satire brand, which informs and entertains audiences with a Website, social media, and podcast; and Scripps National Spelling Bee, an investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C. The company was formerly known as Scripps Howard, Inc. The E.W. Scripps Company was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Television broadcasting stations
SectorConsumer Discretionary


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.76
Current Ratio2.89
Quick Ratio2.89


Trailing P/E Ratio-35.00
Forward P/E Ratio21.67
P/E Growth3.19

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$864.83 million
Price / Sales1.29
Cash Flow$0.8029 per share
Price / Cash17.00
Book Value$11.48 per share
Price / Book1.19


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.39)
Net Income$-13,100,000.00
Net Margins-3.93%
Return on Equity0.89%
Return on Assets0.43%


Outstanding Shares81,690,000

E. W. Scripps (NYSE:SSP) Frequently Asked Questions

What is E. W. Scripps' stock symbol?

E. W. Scripps trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SSP."

How often does E. W. Scripps pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for E. W. Scripps?

E. W. Scripps declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. View E. W. Scripps' Dividend History.

How were E. W. Scripps' earnings last quarter?

E. W. Scripps (NYSE:SSP) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May, 7th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.02. The company earned $254.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $252.60 million. E. W. Scripps had a positive return on equity of 0.89% and a negative net margin of 3.93%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 28.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.02) earnings per share. View E. W. Scripps' Earnings History.

When is E. W. Scripps' next earnings date?

E. W. Scripps is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for E. W. Scripps.

What price target have analysts set for SSP?

4 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for E. W. Scripps' stock. Their predictions range from $18.00 to $21.00. On average, they expect E. W. Scripps' stock price to reach $19.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for E. W. Scripps.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about E. W. Scripps stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about E. W. Scripps stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. It also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses including online multi-source video news provider Newsy. Scripps also produces television programming, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of one of the nation's longest-running and most successful educational programs, Scripps National Spelling Bee. Scripps is focused on the stories of tomorrow. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. " (6/7/2018)
  • 2. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "We do not believe this takes into consideration the significant synergies that could be achieved by a buyer of scale, noting that Scripps has a very concentrated portfolio (34 stations in 8 markets) in some quality, albeit smaller markets. As a result, we believe a buyer could pay a seller’s multiple closer to the current trading multiple rather than the industry multiple of ~7x and still achieve a buyer’s multiple of 5x or lower. At the mid-point of the range, this would result in a~$70M cash influx. We think a deal with one or multiple buyers could get consummated within the next 3-6 months." (1/26/2018)

Who are some of E. W. Scripps' key competitors?

Who are E. W. Scripps' key executives?

E. W. Scripps' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Adam P. Symson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 43)
  • Ms. Lisa Ann Knutson, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Mr. William Appleton, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 69)
  • Mr. Brian G. Lawlor, Pres of Local Media (Age 51)
  • Mr. Douglas F. Lyons, Sr. VP, Controller & Treasurer (Age 61)

Has E. W. Scripps been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about SSP stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. E. W. Scripps earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.85 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are E. W. Scripps' major shareholders?

E. W. Scripps' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL (16.90%), GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL (16.90%), GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL (16.61%), Cove Street Capital LLC (4.54%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (0.43%) and New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.40%). Company insiders that own E. W. Scripps stock include Adam Symson, J Marvin Quin, John W Hayden, Lisa A Knutson, Richard A Boehne, Robert A Carson, William Appleton and William H Scripps. View Institutional Ownership Trends for E. W. Scripps.

Which major investors are selling E. W. Scripps stock?

SSP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, American International Group Inc. and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for E. W. Scripps.

Which major investors are buying E. W. Scripps stock?

SSP stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cove Street Capital LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Quantbot Technologies LP, California Public Employees Retirement System and Sentry Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for E. W. Scripps.

How do I buy shares of E. W. Scripps?

Shares of SSP can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is E. W. Scripps' stock price today?

One share of SSP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.65.

How big of a company is E. W. Scripps?

E. W. Scripps has a market capitalization of $1.02 billion and generates $864.83 million in revenue each year. The company earns $-13,100,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.39) on an earnings per share basis. E. W. Scripps employs 4,100 workers across the globe.

How can I contact E. W. Scripps?

E. W. Scripps' mailing address is 312 WALNUT STREET, CINCINNATI OH, 45202. The company can be reached via phone at 513-977-3000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for E. W. Scripps (SSP)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  168 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  185 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  353
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about E. W. Scripps and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SSP will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SSP will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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