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

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$12.88 -0.19 (-1.45 %)
(As of 07/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$13.07
Today's Range$12.82 - $13.15
52-Week Range$10.69 - $20.35
Volume290,500 shs
Average Volume438,820 shs
Market Capitalization$1.02 billion
P/E Ratio-33.03
Dividend Yield1.56%
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-33.03
Forward P/E Ratio20.44
P/E Growth3.19

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$864.83 million
Price / Sales1.22
Cash Flow$0.7576 per share
Price / Cash17.00
Book Value$11.48 per share
Price / Book1.12


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
Market Cap$1,021.89

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th. View E. W. Scripps' Dividend History.

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

E. W. Scripps (NYSE:SSP) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May, 7th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.08) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $254.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 business's revenue was up 28.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.02) EPS. 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, August, 3rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for E. W. Scripps.

What price target have analysts set for SSP?

4 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for E. W. Scripps' shares. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate E. W. Scripps' stock price to reach $19.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 51.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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."

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)

Are investors shorting E. W. Scripps?

E. W. Scripps saw a increase in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,872,943 shares, an increase of ∞ from the May 31st total of 0 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 477,638 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 14.4 days. Approximately 12.1% of the company's stock are sold short. View E. W. Scripps' Current Options Chain.

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?

News headlines about SSP stock have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. E. W. Scripps earned a media sentiment score of -0.15 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.72 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are E. W. Scripps' major shareholders?

E. W. Scripps' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.02%). 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 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. 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 $12.88.

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:  170 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  189 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  359
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 7/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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