Press coverage about VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VASCO Data Security International earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 44.8447207873641 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VASCO Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. VASCO Data Security International presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.33.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $14.00. 110,171 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 237,549. VASCO Data Security International has a 52-week low of $11.05 and a 52-week high of $15.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $564.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.45, a PEG ratio of 3.65 and a beta of 1.26.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The technology company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.05. VASCO Data Security International had a net margin of 4.53% and a return on equity of 6.25%. The firm had revenue of $51.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $48.17 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.09 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 17.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that VASCO Data Security International will post 0.39 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director T Kendall Hunt sold 31,392 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.23, for a total value of $446,708.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 7,069,183 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $100,594,474.09. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders sold 249,570 shares of company stock valued at $3,254,791 in the last three months. Company insiders own 25.44% of the company’s stock.

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VASCO Data Security International Company Profile

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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