Telefonica Brasil (VIV) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica Brasil earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.4291264558368 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Telefonica Brasil (VIV) traded down $0.19 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $15.79. The company had a trading volume of 1,413,608 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,204,756. The stock has a market cap of $26,020.00, a PE ratio of 18.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Telefonica Brasil has a 52 week low of $13.06 and a 52 week high of $17.33.

Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $3.40 billion for the quarter. Telefonica Brasil had a return on equity of 6.60% and a net margin of 10.65%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Telefonica Brasil will post 1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Telefonica Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Sunday, January 21st. Credit Suisse Group cut Telefonica Brasil from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Santander cut Telefonica Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Telefonica Brasil has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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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