Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Euronet Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9968155933074 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

EEFT has been the subject of several research reports. DA Davidson lifted their price target on Euronet Worldwide to $118.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Lake Street Capital lifted their price target on Euronet Worldwide from $100.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. BidaskClub raised Euronet Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, March 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Euronet Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, William Blair cut Euronet Worldwide from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $111.71.

Euronet Worldwide stock opened at $75.02 on Friday. Euronet Worldwide has a one year low of $70.67 and a one year high of $101.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.34. The firm has a market cap of $3,817.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.33, a P/E/G ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.50.

Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.01. Euronet Worldwide had a return on equity of 21.76% and a net margin of 6.97%. The firm had revenue of $604.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $609.53 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.99 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 16.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Euronet Worldwide will post 5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Euronet Worldwide news, CEO Michael J. Brown sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.63, for a total transaction of $1,592,600.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,502,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $119,631,971.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 80,000 shares of company stock worth $6,804,800. Corporate insiders own 7.70% of the company’s stock.

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Euronet Worldwide Company Profile

Euronet Worldwide, Inc is an electronic payments provider. The Company offers payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. Its product offerings include automated teller machine (ATM), point-of-sale (POS), card outsourcing, card issuing and merchant acquiring services, electronic distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products.

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