News coverage about Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Evertec earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8775383560914 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Evertec (NYSE EVTC) opened at $14.10 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,020.70, a PE ratio of 16.02, a P/E/G ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 1.14. Evertec has a fifty-two week low of $12.60 and a fifty-two week high of $19.52.

Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The business services provider reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.08). The firm had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $97.11 million. Evertec had a return on equity of 95.54% and a net margin of 15.92%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.41 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Evertec will post 1.35 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have issued reports on EVTC. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Evertec from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Evertec from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Evertec from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on Evertec from $18.00 to $16.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price target on Evertec from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Evertec currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.60.

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About Evertec

EVERTEC, Inc is a transaction processing company. The Company provides a range of merchant acquiring, payment processing and business process management services. The Company operates through three segments: Merchant Acquiring, Payment Processing and Business Solutions. As of December 31, 2016, it managed a system of electronic payment networks that processed over two billion transactions annually.

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