Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.18

News stories about Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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 news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.0144049368954 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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EEFT opened at $77.79 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,891.97, a P/E ratio of 17.97, a P/E/G ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.50. Euronet Worldwide has a 12 month low of $70.67 and a 12 month high of $101.07. The company has a quick ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.

Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $604.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $609.53 million. Euronet Worldwide had a return on equity of 21.76% and a net margin of 6.97%. The firm’s revenue was up 16.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.99 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Euronet Worldwide will post 5 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on EEFT shares. BidaskClub upgraded Euronet Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. ValuEngine lowered Euronet Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Euronet Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, December 25th. Finally, DA Davidson raised their price objective on Euronet Worldwide to $118.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Euronet Worldwide has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $111.71.

In related news, CEO Michael J. Brown sold 20,000 shares of Euronet Worldwide stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.40, for a total value of $1,708,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,462,348 shares in the company, valued at $124,884,519.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In the last quarter, insiders sold 80,000 shares of company stock valued at $6,804,800. 7.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Euronet Worldwide Company Profile

Euronet Worldwide, Inc provides payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers, and individual consumers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Electronic Financial Transaction (EFT) Processing, epay, and Money Transfer.

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