Headlines about Viad (NYSE:VVI) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Viad earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.4115283517498 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on VVI. ValuEngine raised Viad from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Viad from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th.
Shares of NYSE VVI traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $52.45. The company had a trading volume of 91,334 shares, compared to its average volume of 118,861. Viad has a one year low of $42.05 and a one year high of $61.85. The firm has a market cap of $1,079.34, a PE ratio of 18.69 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a current ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, March 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.76%. Viad’s dividend payout ratio is presently 14.18%.
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Viad Company Profile
Viad Corp is an international experiential services company. The Company operates through two main business groups: GES, which is a live event service provider to some of the visible and influential events and global brands, and Pursuit, which is a collection of destination travel experiences. GES conducts its operations through two geographical segments: GES U.S., which has full-service operations in exhibition market in the United States, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; Orlando, Florida; New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California, and GES International, which had full-service operations at many of the event destinations and venues.
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