VASCO Data Security International (VDSI) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, AlphaOne reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VASCO Data Security International earned a news impact score of 0.04 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 56 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI)

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on VDSI. Zacks Investment Research lowered VASCO Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. BTIG Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of VASCO Data Security International in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. VASCO Data Security International currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $19.25.

Shares of VASCO Data Security International (VDSI) traded down 1.978% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $13.625. The company had a trading volume of 29,410 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $541.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 62.215 and a beta of 1.48. VASCO Data Security International has a 1-year low of $12.05 and a 1-year high of $19.30. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $14.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.91.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The technology company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.04. VASCO Data Security International had a return on equity of 7.47% and a net margin of 4.74%. The business had revenue of $41.97 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $42.55 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.14 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that VASCO Data Security International will post $0.08 earnings per share for the current year.

In other VASCO Data Security International news, CEO T Kendall Hunt sold 46,255 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.67, for a total value of $678,560.85. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 7,714,601 shares in the company, valued at approximately $113,173,196.67. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders sold a total of 108,426 shares of company stock valued at $1,539,035 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 25.88% of the company’s stock.

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About VASCO Data Security International

VASCO Data Security International, Inc designs, develops and markets digital solutions for identity, security and business productivity that protect and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. The Company provides anti-fraud and digital transaction management solutions to financial institutions and other businesses.

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