The Analysts gives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" to ViaSat Inc. (VSAT)

Modesto Morganelli
Novembre 14, 2017

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The company is trading up by 0.18% since yesterday's close of 68.4.

The P/E ratio is N/A and the market cap is 3.99B. ViaSat, Inc. has a 12-month low of $57.75 and a 12-month high of $82.19.

General Company Details For ViaSat, Inc.

ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 8th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.07. The business earned $399.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $378.83 million. ViaSat had a negative net margin of 0.75% and a positive return on equity of 0.13%. The company's revenue was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter a year ago. In the last earnings report the EPS was $-0.20 with 58.24M shares now outstanding.

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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group LLC set a $67.00 price objective on ViaSat and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. TheStreet cut ViaSat from a "b-" rating to a "c" rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their price target on ViaSat from $50.00 to $48.00 and set an "underperform" rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ViaSat from a "hold" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $75.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. (NASDAQ:VSAT) have received a consensus rating of "Hold" from the nine research firms that are covering the firm.

Short traders are feeling a little more bearish lately as evidenced by the motion in short interest. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,822 shares of the communications equipment provider's stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 216 shares in the last quarter. Shelton Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of ViaSat in the 2nd quarter valued at about $206,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in ViaSat by 41.8% in the third quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,405 shares of the company's stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 414 shares during the period. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new stake in shares of ViaSat in the second quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 4,392 shares of the communications equipment provider's stock valued at $291,000 after purchasing an additional 169 shares during the period. Finally, Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its position in shares of ViaSat by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter.

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