News headlines about Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica Brasil earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.9977548514684 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) traded up $0.42 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $16.21. 616,206 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,284,828. The stock has a market cap of $26,664.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.26, a PEG ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. Telefonica Brasil has a 1 year low of $13.06 and a 1 year high of $17.33.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on VIV shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Telefonica Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Sunday, January 21st. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Telefonica Brasil from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Barclays raised their target price on shares of Telefonica Brasil from $17.00 to $17.50 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Santander lowered shares of Telefonica Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $15.60 target price on shares of Telefonica Brasil in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.53.
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About Telefonica Brasil
Telefonica Brasil SA is a mobile telecommunications company in Brazil offering postpaid mobile services. The Company also operates as a fixed telecommunications company in the state of Sao Paulo. The Company markets its mobile services under its Vivo brand. It offers its clients a portfolio of products, including mobile and fixed voice, mobile data, fixed broadband, ultra-fast broadband, Pay television, information technology and digital services.
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