News stories about Qiwi PLC (NASDAQ:QIWI) have been trending very positive on Tuesday, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Qiwi PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.50 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 91 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Shares of Qiwi PLC (NASDAQ:QIWI) opened at 23.12 on Tuesday. Qiwi PLC has a one year low of $11.26 and a one year high of $24.36. The firm has a market cap of $1.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.94 and a beta of 3.54. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $20.25 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.78. Qiwi PLC (NASDAQ:QIWI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 17th. The credit services provider reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $2.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.72 billion. Qiwi PLC had a net margin of 21.93% and a return on equity of 20.46%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $20.41 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Qiwi PLC will post $1.27 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 2nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 30th were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 25th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.46%. Qiwi PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 112.63%. A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Qiwi PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Qiwi PLC from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. Credit Suisse Group AG initiated coverage on Qiwi PLC in a research report on Friday, April 7th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 price target for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Qiwi PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $15.00 to $23.00 in a research report on Monday, April 10th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Qiwi PLC from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $22.00.
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