Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Viad (VVI) Stock Price

Press coverage about Viad (NYSE:VVI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Viad earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.460563517658 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

VVI has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Viad from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Viad from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Viad (NYSE VVI) opened at $55.35 on Monday. Viad has a 12-month low of $42.05 and a 12-month high of $61.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 0.63. The firm has a market cap of $1,130.40, a PE ratio of 19.63 and a beta of 0.59.

Viad (NYSE:VVI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The business services provider reported ($0.26) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.30) by $0.04. Viad had a net margin of 4.42% and a return on equity of 12.56%. The company had revenue of $277.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $266.85 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.11) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Viad will post 2.73 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.72%. Viad’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 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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