News coverage about Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) has trended somewhat negative recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Euronet Worldwide earned a news sentiment score of -0.03 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 62 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One’s scoring:
- Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.24 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Wall Street’s M&A Chatter From April 17: Norsat, MoneyGram, Disney-Snap, Verizon-Straight Path (feeds.benzinga.com)
- MoneyGram and Ant Financial Enter Into Amended Merger Agreement (finance.yahoo.com)
- Ant Financial Raises MoneyGram Bid 36% to Fend Off Euronet (finance.yahoo.com)
- Jack’s Back. With More Money, Too (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Evercore ISI reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Euronet Worldwide in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $97.00 price target on Euronet Worldwide and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Euronet Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Euronet Worldwide has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $93.75.
Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) traded down 0.57% during trading on Friday, hitting $84.82. The stock had a trading volume of 313,844 shares. Euronet Worldwide has a 52-week low of $65.33 and a 52-week high of $86.35. The company has a market cap of $4.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.26 and a beta of 1.34. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $84.04 and a 200-day moving average price of $78.62.
Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.99. Euronet Worldwide had a net margin of 8.90% and a return on equity of 23.58%. The business earned $519.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $504.20 million. Equities research analysts forecast that Euronet Worldwide will post $4.55 EPS for the current year.
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Euronet Worldwide Company Profile
Euronet Worldwide, Inc is an electronic payments provider. The Company offers payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. Its product offerings include automated teller machine (ATM), point-of-sale (POS), card outsourcing, card issuing and merchant acquiring services, electronic distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products.
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