Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect VASCO Data Security International (VDSI) Stock Price
Headlines about VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VASCO Data Security International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.6266189819462 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
VDSI has been the topic of several research reports. 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 on the stock in a report on Saturday, August 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.33.
Shares of VASCO Data Security International (VDSI) traded up $0.10 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $14.10. 279,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 203,791. The company has a market cap of $562.38, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.33, a PEG ratio of 3.64 and a beta of 1.26. VASCO Data Security International has a 12 month low of $11.05 and a 12 month high of $15.77.
In related news, Director T Kendall Hunt sold 11,560 shares of VASCO Data Security International stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.68, for a total transaction of $135,020.80. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 7,417,659 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $86,638,257.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders have sold a total of 224,810 shares of company stock worth $2,789,445 over the last ninety days. 25.44% of the stock is currently 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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