VimpelCom (VEON) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.12

Media headlines about VimpelCom (NASDAQ:VEON) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VimpelCom earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.5274533525446 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

VimpelCom (VEON) opened at 3.94 on Friday. VimpelCom has a one year low of $3.12 and a one year high of $4.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.08 and a beta of 2.20. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $4.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.01.

VimpelCom (NASDAQ:VEON) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The Wireless communications provider reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by ($0.09). The firm had revenue of $2.42 billion during the quarter. VimpelCom had a net margin of 18.26% and a negative return on equity of 8.29%. On average, equities analysts predict that VimpelCom will post $0.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded VimpelCom from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 price objective on VimpelCom and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded VimpelCom from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub lowered VimpelCom from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded VimpelCom from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $4.00 to $4.50 in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $5.35.

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