News stories about Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica Brasil earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.2635115779281 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on VIV shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Telefonica Brasil from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Telefonica Brasil from $17.00 to $17.50 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Santander downgraded shares of Telefonica Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.60 price objective on shares of Telefonica Brasil in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Telefonica Brasil presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.28.

Telefonica Brasil (VIV) traded up $0.01 on Thursday, reaching $15.82. 1,380,127 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,163,800. Telefonica Brasil has a 1 year low of $13.06 and a 1 year high of $16.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $25,200.00, a P/E ratio of 20.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 1.36.

Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. Telefonica Brasil had a net margin of 10.00% and a return on equity of 6.29%. analysts forecast that Telefonica Brasil will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 28th were paid a dividend of $0.231 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 27th. This is an increase from Telefonica Brasil’s previous dividend of $0.05. Telefonica Brasil’s payout ratio is currently 120.25%.

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Telefonica Brasil Company Profile

Telefonica Brasil SA is a mobile telecommunications company in Brazil offering postpaid mobile services. The Company also operates as a fixed telecommunications company in the state of Sao Paulo. The Company markets its mobile services under its Vivo brand. It offers its clients a portfolio of products, including mobile and fixed voice, mobile data, fixed broadband, ultra-fast broadband, Pay television, information technology and digital services.

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