News coverage about Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Euronet Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1108777867834 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) traded up $0.06 on Friday, hitting $90.70. The stock had a trading volume of 304,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 299,263. Euronet Worldwide has a 52 week low of $70.51 and a 52 week high of $101.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,775.01, a PE ratio of 21.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a current ratio of 1.48.
Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The business services provider reported $1.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.61. Euronet Worldwide had a return on equity of 22.46% and a net margin of 9.63%. The company had revenue of $637.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $595.09 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.35 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 21.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Euronet Worldwide will post 4.33 earnings per share for the current year.
Several brokerages recently commented on EEFT. Zacks Investment Research cut Euronet Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price target on shares of Euronet Worldwide in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. Northland Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Euronet Worldwide in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of Euronet Worldwide in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Euronet Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Euronet Worldwide currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $108.67.
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In other news, CEO Michael J. Brown sold 63,538 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.06, for a total transaction of $6,357,612.28. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,603,486 shares in the company, valued at $160,444,809.16. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Rick Weller sold 76,563 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.51, for a total value of $7,465,658.13. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 81,221 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,919,859.71. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 263,755 shares of company stock valued at $25,892,468. Insiders own 7.70% of the company’s stock.
Euronet Worldwide Company Profile
Euronet Worldwide, Inc is an electronic payments provider. The Company offers payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. Its product offerings include automated teller machine (ATM), point-of-sale (POS), card outsourcing, card issuing and merchant acquiring services, electronic distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products.
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