Taking a look at some key metrics and ratios for ViaSat, Inc. During the same period past year, the company posted $0.30 EPS. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Thursday, February 8th. During the same quarter previous year, the firm earned $0.40 earnings per share. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $0.51 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.44) to $1.05.
ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.13. ViaSat had a positive return on equity of 0.13% and a negative net margin of 0.75%. The firm had revenue of $393.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $401.83 million. The business's revenue was down 1.5% compared to the same quarter past year.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on VSAT. Jefferies Group LLC set a $67.00 target price on shares of ViaSat and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. Finally, TheStreet cut ViaSat from a "b-" rating to a "c" rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $50.00 target price on shares of ViaSat and gave the company a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. 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. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $74.17.
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Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. As of the end of the quarter Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc had bought a total of 678 shares growing its position 2,337.9%. Comerica Bank now owns 52,615 shares of the communications equipment provider's stock worth $3,471,000 after acquiring an additional 11,334 shares in the last quarter. Partners Capital Investment Group Holdings LLC lifted its stake in shares of ViaSat by 13.4% during the third quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC now owns 12,500 shares of the communications equipment provider's stock valued at $827,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in shares of ViaSat by 9.0% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,606 shares of the company's stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 184 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in shares of ViaSat by 4.0% during the second quarter. 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. Alliancebernstein L.P. claims 81,546 shares with a value of $5,245,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 3,495 shares of the communications equipment provider's stock valued at $231,000 after acquiring an additional 190 shares in the last quarter. 735,924 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 443,365. The value of the company's investment in Viasat Inc increased from $1,920,000 to $45,474,000 a change of 2,268.4% quarter over quarter. ViaSat has a 12 month low of $56.02 and a 12 month high of $82.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,983.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,368.00 and a beta of 0.74.
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