Press coverage about Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica Brasil earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.4768191810617 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
VIV has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Telefonica Brasil in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Telefonica Brasil from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 20th. Barclays lifted their price objective on Telefonica Brasil from $17.50 to $18.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $16.00 price objective on Telefonica Brasil and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Telefonica Brasil from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.80.
NYSE:VIV opened at $12.01 on Friday. Telefonica Brasil has a 52 week low of $11.20 and a 52 week high of $17.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.01. The stock has a market cap of $20.18 billion, a PE ratio of 14.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.36.
Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter. Telefonica Brasil had a return on equity of 6.71% and a net margin of 10.81%. The firm had revenue of $3.32 billion for the quarter. analysts expect that Telefonica Brasil will post 0.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.
About Telefonica Brasil
Telefônica Brasil SA provides mobile and fixed line telecommunications services to residential and corporate customers in Brazil. Its fixed line services portfolio includes local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance calls; and mobile portfolio comprises voice and broadband Internet access through 3G and 4G, as well as mobile value-added services and wireless roaming services.
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