Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Telefonica Brasil (VIV) Stock Price

News headlines about Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.3117305088101 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on VIV shares. Barclays increased their price target on Telefonica Brasil from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised Telefonica Brasil from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $15.60 price target on shares of Telefonica Brasil in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Santander downgraded Telefonica Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.03.

Shares of Telefonica Brasil (VIV) traded up $0.11 on Friday, reaching $15.42. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 826,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,174,394. The firm has a market cap of $25,853.91, a P/E ratio of 19.28, a P/E/G ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.94. Telefonica Brasil has a 12 month low of $13.06 and a 12 month high of $16.85.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 28th were given a dividend of $0.231 per share. This is an increase from Telefonica Brasil’s previous dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 27th. Telefonica Brasil’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 118.75%.

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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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