NYSE:TGNA - TEGNA Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$12.88 +0.05 (+0.39 %)
(As of 11/19/2018 11:08 AM ET)
Previous Close$12.83
Today's Range$12.73 - $12.90
52-Week Range$10.00 - $15.60
Volume31,109 shs
Average Volume2.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.76 billion
P/E Ratio11.90
Dividend Yield2.18%
TEGNA Inc., a media company, provides broadcast advertising and marketing products and services for businesses. The company operates 47 television stations in 39 markets of the United States that produce local programming, such as news, sports, and entertainment. It offers local and national non-political advertising; political advertising; production of programming from third parties; production of advertising materials; and digital marketing services, as well as advertising services on the stations' Websites, tablets, and mobile products. The company also sells commercial advertising spots of its television stations. In addition, it operates Premion, an over the top local advertising network; Hatch, a centralized 360-degree marketing services agency; and radio broadcast stations. The company was formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc. and changed its name to TEGNA Inc. in June 2015. TEGNA Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Television broadcasting stations
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNYSE:TGNA
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.48
Current Ratio1.47
Quick Ratio1.47


Trailing P/E Ratio11.90
Forward P/E Ratio7.53
P/E Growth0.37

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.90 billion
Price / Sales1.46
Cash Flow$1.7335 per share
Price / Cash7.43
Book Value$4.62 per share
Price / Book2.79


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.08
Net Income$273.74 million
Net Margins26.46%
Return on Equity28.02%
Return on Assets5.97%


Outstanding Shares215,300,000
Market Cap$2.76 billion

TEGNA (NYSE:TGNA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is TEGNA's stock symbol?

TEGNA trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "TGNA."

How often does TEGNA pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for TEGNA?

TEGNA declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.07 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.18%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 6th. View TEGNA's Dividend History.

How will TEGNA's stock buyback program work?

TEGNA announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, September 20th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $300,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 11.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were TEGNA's earnings last quarter?

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $539 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $537.68 million. TEGNA had a return on equity of 28.02% and a net margin of 26.46%. TEGNA's revenue for the quarter was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.23 earnings per share. View TEGNA's Earnings History.

When is TEGNA's next earnings date?

TEGNA is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for TEGNA.

What price target have analysts set for TGNA?

10 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for TEGNA's shares. Their predictions range from $11.00 to $19.00. On average, they expect TEGNA's stock price to reach $14.6364 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for TEGNA.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for TEGNA?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for TEGNA in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for TEGNA.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about TEGNA stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about TEGNA stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "TEGNA benefits from higher paid-up subscribers, mainly OTT subscribers, and increased revenues from political ads. Additionally, ahead of the U.S. mid-term elections higher political advertising sales may lead to higher advertising revenues, which is a positive. Moreover, acquisition of the broadcasting stations of Midwest Television expands TEGNA’s U.S. television household reach by more than one million. Meanwhile, estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company's Q3 earnings release. The company also has positive record of earnings surprise in the recent quarters.  However, the company operates in a competitive broadcast TV industry, which has long been grappling with declining advertising revenues. Cord-cutting also remains a significant threat. Moreover, shares have also underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis." (11/16/2018)
  • 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We are lowering our 2018-based price target by $3 to $15 for TGNA assigning a 9x two-year-forward EV/EBITDA multiple reflecting the industry-leading positions in its broadcasting and related digital businesses. TEGNA is committed to returning capital to shareholders via a $0.28 annual dividend (yielding 2.6%) and share repurchases. TEGNA is focused on using its industry-leading position in broadcasting to establish and grow related programming and digital initiatives." (8/16/2018)
  • 3. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "We think forward guidance now looks conservative enough to potentially exceed, especially with political coming in as strong as we’ve seen across the industry, while our new 2019 forecast still only has 1% core growth embedded despite increasingly easy comparisons vs. large displacement. Total revenue of $524 million came in nearly $8 million ahead of the street as a modest miss in core was more than offset by almost $26 million in political and a nearly $4 million q/q increase in Subscription revenue. On AM&S, we note that we estimate underlying core was down ~6%, roughly in line with the peer group when taking into account incremental crowd-out, while the segment was also negatively impacted by further attrition in the remaining digital marketing services component." (8/8/2018)

Has TEGNA been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about TGNA stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. TEGNA earned a media sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of TEGNA's key competitors?

Who are TEGNA's key executives?

TEGNA's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David T. Lougee, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Ms. Victoria Dux Harker, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Todd A. Mayman, Exec. VP, Chief Legal & Admin. Officer (Age 58)
  • Ms. Lynn Beall Trelstad, EVP & COO of Media Operations (Age 57)
  • Mr. Clifton A. McClelland III, Sr. VP, Principal Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 48)

Who are TEGNA's major shareholders?

TEGNA's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.51%), Fairpointe Capital LLC (6.00%), New South Capital Management Inc. (5.23%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (4.07%), Schroder Investment Management Group (2.83%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.30%). Company insiders that own TEGNA stock include Clifton A Mcclelland III, Gracia C Martore, Howard D Elias, John A Williams, Lynn B Trelstad, Neal Shapiro, Todd A Mayman and William A Behan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for TEGNA.

Which major investors are selling TEGNA stock?

TGNA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc., New South Capital Management Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P., Prudential Financial Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Schroder Investment Management Group and Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold TEGNA company stock in the last year include Clifton A Mcclelland III, Lynn B Trelstad and Neal Shapiro. View Insider Buying and Selling for TEGNA.

Which major investors are buying TEGNA stock?

TGNA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Smead Capital Management Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Deutsche Bank AG, BlackRock Inc., Man Group plc and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. View Insider Buying and Selling for TEGNA.

How do I buy shares of TEGNA?

Shares of TGNA 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 TEGNA's stock price today?

One share of TGNA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.83.

How big of a company is TEGNA?

TEGNA has a market capitalization of $2.76 billion and generates $1.90 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $273.74 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.08 on an earnings per share basis. TEGNA employs 5,283 workers across the globe.

What is TEGNA's official website?

The official website for TEGNA is http://www.tegna.com.

How can I contact TEGNA?

TEGNA's mailing address is 7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE, MCLEAN VA, 22107. The company can be reached via phone at 703-854-7000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for TEGNA (NYSE TGNA)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  324 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  403 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  727
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about TEGNA and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe TGNA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe TGNA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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