Media headlines about Viad (NYSE:VVI) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Viad earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.264691887984 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Viad from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th.

Viad (NYSE:VVI) opened at $57.10 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,163.45, a PE ratio of 20.58 and a beta of 0.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. Viad has a 1-year low of $42.05 and a 1-year high of $61.85.

Viad (NYSE:VVI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $339.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $327.59 million. Viad had a return on equity of 13.91% and a net margin of 5.86%. Viad’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.74 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Viad will post 2.59 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.70%. Viad’s dividend payout ratio is 10.84%.

In related news, Director Robert E. Munzenrider sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.01, for a total transaction of $117,621.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,179 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,186,235.79. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

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Viad Company Profile

Viad Corp is an international experiential services company. The Company operates through two main business groups: GES, which is a live event service provider to some of the visible and influential events and global brands, and Pursuit, which is a collection of destination travel experiences. GES conducts its operations through two geographical segments: GES U.S., which has full-service operations in exhibition market in the United States, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; Orlando, Florida; New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California, and GES International, which had full-service operations at many of the event destinations and venues.

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