News stories about VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VASCO Data Security International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.8141090247519 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Several brokerages have weighed in on VDSI. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VASCO Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday. BidaskClub cut shares of VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. ValuEngine raised shares of VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of VASCO Data Security International in a report on Monday, June 26th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $16.00 price objective for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. VASCO Data Security International presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.00.

Shares of VASCO Data Security International (VDSI) traded down 1.20% on Friday, reaching $12.35. 221,634 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $12.02 and a 200 day moving average of $13.23. The firm has a market cap of $491.49 million, a P/E ratio of 79.68 and a beta of 1.40. VASCO Data Security International has a 12-month low of $11.05 and a 12-month high of $18.53.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The technology company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.05. VASCO Data Security International had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 6.06%. The company had revenue of $45.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $42.87 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.15 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that VASCO Data Security International will post $0.07 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CEO T Kendall Hunt sold 21,247 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.00, for a total value of $297,458.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 7,537,461 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $105,524,454. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 247,350 shares of company stock valued at $3,130,839. 25.44% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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