News stories about VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VASCO Data Security International earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the technology company an impact score of 67 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

VDSI has been the subject of a number of research reports. BTIG Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of VASCO Data Security International in a report on Monday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised VASCO Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Imperial Capital began coverage on VASCO Data Security International in a research note on Monday, June 26th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $16.00 target price for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.25.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ VDSI) traded up 0.177% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $14.125. The stock had a trading volume of 67,959 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $14.09 and its 200-day moving average is $13.90. The company has a market capitalization of $561.60 million, a PE ratio of 64.498 and a beta of 1.40. VASCO Data Security International has a 1-year low of $12.05 and a 1-year high of $19.30.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The technology company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $41.97 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $42.55 million. VASCO Data Security International had a return on equity of 7.47% and a net margin of 4.74%. The firm’s revenue was down 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.14 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that VASCO Data Security International will post $0.09 EPS for the current year.

In other VASCO Data Security International news, CEO T Kendall Hunt sold 19,455 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.58, for a total transaction of $264,198.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 7,641,025 shares in the company, valued at $103,765,119.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have sold 172,583 shares of company stock valued at $2,438,160 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 25.88% of the company’s stock.

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VASCO Data Security International Company Profile

VASCO Data Security International, Inc designs, develops and markets digital solutions for identity, security and business productivity that protect and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. The Company provides anti-fraud and digital transaction management solutions to financial institutions and other businesses.

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