NYSE:SSP - E. W. Scripps Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$16.55 +0.34 (+2.10 %)
(As of 09/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$16.21
Today's Range$16.17 - $16.62
52-Week Range$10.69 - $19.26
Volume785,700 shs
Average Volume418,770 shs
Market Capitalization$1.02 billion
P/E Ratio-42.21
Dividend Yield1.23%
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Television broadcasting stations
SectorConsumer Discretionary


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


Trailing P/E Ratio-42.21
Forward P/E Ratio26.27
P/E Growth3.19

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$864.83 million
Price / Sales1.57
Cash Flow$0.9735 per share
Price / Cash17.00
Book Value$11.48 per share
Price / Book1.44


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 Shares81,960,000
Market Cap$1.02 billion

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 Wednesday, August 8th. Investors of record on Friday, September 14th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share on Tuesday, September 25th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th. 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 Friday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.02. The firm earned $283.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $275.68 million. E. W. Scripps had a positive return on equity of 0.89% and a negative net margin of 3.93%. E. W. Scripps's revenue for the quarter was up 22.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.10 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 Friday, November, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for E. W. Scripps.

What price target have analysts set for SSP?

4 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for E. W. Scripps' shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $21.00. On average, they expect E. W. Scripps' share price to reach $18.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for E. W. Scripps.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for E. W. Scripps?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for E. W. Scripps in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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. " (9/11/2018)
  • 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. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. E. W. Scripps earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for E. W. Scripps.

Who are E. W. Scripps' major shareholders?

E. W. Scripps' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Cove Street Capital LLC (4.91%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.08%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.07%), Litespeed Management L.L.C. (0.53%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.49%) and Delphi Management Inc. MA (0.18%). Company insiders that own E. W. Scripps stock include Adam Symson, Charles E Scripps, 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 institutional investors are selling E. W. Scripps stock?

SSP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Arizona State Retirement System, Delphi Management Inc. MA and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY. View Insider Buying and Selling for E. W. Scripps.

Which institutional 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, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Price Capital Management Inc., LMR Partners LLP, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio and Litespeed Management L.L.C.. 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 $16.55.

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 (NYSE SSP)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  184 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  204 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  388
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 9/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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