Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Viad (VVI) Stock Price

News coverage about Viad (NYSE:VVI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Viad earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2709206610435 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Viad (NYSE:VVI) opened at $55.05 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,117.13, a PE ratio of 19.52 and a beta of 0.59. Viad has a 52 week low of $42.05 and a 52 week 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.

Viad (NYSE:VVI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The business services provider reported ($0.26) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.30) by $0.04. The business had revenue of $277.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $266.85 million. Viad had a return on equity of 12.56% and a net margin of 4.42%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.11) EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Viad will post 2.73 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.73%. Viad’s dividend payout ratio is currently 14.18%.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on VVI shares. ValuEngine upgraded Viad from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Viad from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th.

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About Viad

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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