Media headlines about Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Euronet Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6289438973269 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Several analysts recently commented on EEFT shares. William Blair downgraded shares of Euronet Worldwide from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Euronet Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, December 25th. BidaskClub raised shares of Euronet Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. DA Davidson lifted their price objective on shares of Euronet Worldwide to $118.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Goldman Sachs started coverage on shares of Euronet Worldwide in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $110.00 price objective for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Euronet Worldwide has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $111.71.
Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) traded up $1.97 on Thursday, reaching $78.92. 1,118,156 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 631,461. The company has a quick ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. Euronet Worldwide has a 52-week low of $74.65 and a 52-week high of $101.07. The company has a market cap of $4,312.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 1.49.
In related news, CEO Michael J. Brown sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.22, for a total transaction of $1,824,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,522,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $138,868,584.56. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders have sold a total of 80,000 shares of company stock worth $6,804,800 in the last quarter. 7.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About Euronet Worldwide
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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