Media headlines about Qiwi Plc (NASDAQ:QIWI) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qiwi Plc earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.3999090686023 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have commented on QIWI. Citigroup Inc. downgraded shares of Qiwi Plc from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. VTB Capital downgraded shares of Qiwi Plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, June 19th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Qiwi Plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Qiwi Plc from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Qiwi Plc from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.25.

Qiwi Plc (NASDAQ:QIWI) traded down 2.52% during trading on Friday, hitting $17.82. 364,783 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Qiwi Plc has a 52-week low of $11.60 and a 52-week high of $26.55.

Qiwi Plc (NASDAQ:QIWI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 17th. The credit services provider reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $2.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.72 billion. Qiwi Plc had a return on equity of 23.38% and a net margin of 14.27%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $20.41 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Qiwi Plc will post $1.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Qiwi Plc Company Profile

QIWI plc is a provider of payment services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Company’s network enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. The Company operates in target markets and customer segments. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had deployed over 17.2 million virtual wallets, over 162,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled merchants to accept over Russian rubles 70 billion cash and electronic payments monthly.

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