Media coverage about VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VASCO Data Security International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 47.6210400530447 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised VASCO Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. BidaskClub lowered VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, ValuEngine raised VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.33.

Shares of VASCO Data Security International (VDSI) remained flat at $$13.50 on Thursday. The company had a trading volume of 114,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 203,987. The stock has a market capitalization of $542.30, a P/E ratio of 32.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.51 and a beta of 1.27. VASCO Data Security International has a 12 month low of $11.05 and a 12 month high of $15.95.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The technology company reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $51.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $48.17 million. VASCO Data Security International had a return on equity of 6.25% and a net margin of 4.53%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.09 EPS. analysts forecast that VASCO Data Security International will post 0.39 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director T Kendall Hunt sold 15,738 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.34, for a total value of $209,944.92. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,248,249 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $96,691,641.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In the last three months, insiders sold 235,388 shares of company stock worth $2,896,207. 25.44% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About VASCO Data Security International

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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