Shares of 21Vianet Group Inc (NASDAQ:VNET) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered 21Vianet Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 26th. BidaskClub lowered 21Vianet Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 30th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded 21Vianet Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Morgan Stanley grew its stake in 21Vianet Group by 72.3% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,371,405 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $34,052,000 after purchasing an additional 1,414,615 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc grew its stake in shares of 21Vianet Group by 8.7% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 2,664,947 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $26,916,000 after acquiring an additional 213,994 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of 21Vianet Group by 8.7% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,664,947 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $26,916,000 after acquiring an additional 213,994 shares during the last quarter. Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of 21Vianet Group during the third quarter worth about $17,224,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of 21Vianet Group by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,419,068 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $12,261,000 after acquiring an additional 7,768 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 37.65% of the company’s stock.

Shares of VNET stock traded down $0.26 on Wednesday, hitting $7.91. The stock had a trading volume of 401,373 shares, compared to its average volume of 420,205. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 2.13 and a quick ratio of 2.15. The company has a market capitalization of $928.61 million, a P/E ratio of -32.96 and a beta of 1.26. 21Vianet Group has a one year low of $5.01 and a one year high of $11.98.

21Vianet Group Company Profile

21Vianet Group, Inc provides carrier-neutral Internet data center services to Internet companies, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small-to mid-sized enterprises in the People's Republic of China. It offers hosting and related services to house servers and networking equipment in its data centers, and connects them through a data transmission network; and other hosting related value-added services.

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