Telefonica Brasil (VIV) Receiving Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica Brasil earned a media sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 63 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Telefonica Brasil (NYSE:VIV)

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on VIV shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Telefonica Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th. BidaskClub lowered Telefonica Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $15.50 price target on shares of Telefonica Brasil in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Telefonica Brasil from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 8th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.33.

Shares of Telefonica Brasil (VIV) opened at 13.63 on Friday. Telefonica Brasil has a 52 week low of $11.50 and a 52 week high of $15.69. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $14.37 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.37. The stock has a market cap of $23.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.78 and a beta of 1.32.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 6th will be issued a $0.015 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 3rd. Telefonica Brasil’s payout ratio is currently 91.43%.

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About Telefonica Brasil

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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