Telefonica Brasil S.A., ADR (VIV) – Don’t Be So Quick to Call it Dead

Telefonica Brasil S.A., ADR (NYSE: VIV) is -2.38% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $6.92 and a high of $11.15 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The VIV stock was last observed hovering at around $10.79 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.11%.

Currently trading at $10.68, the stock is 2.96% and 1.27% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.88 million and changing -1.02% at the moment leaves the stock 16.92% off its SMA200. VIV registered 50.88% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 25.27%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $0.40 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $1.08.

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The stock witnessed a 4.91% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 10.24%, and is 0.66% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.97% over the week and 1.51% over the month.

Current P/E ratio is 19.64 and Fwd P/E is 15.20. Profit margin for the company is 8.93%. Distance from 52-week low is 54.31% and -4.22% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (5.47%).

Telefonica Brasil S.A., ADR quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.16 with sales reaching $2.71B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 21.21% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 13.20% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 12.50% in year-over-year returns.

256 institutions hold shares in Telefonica Brasil S.A., ADR (VIV), with institutional investors hold 6.66% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 1.66B, and float is at 1.65B with Short Float at 0.08%. Institutions hold 6.66% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Artisan Partners Limited Partnership with over 28.37 million shares valued at $259.03 million. The investor’s holdings represent 1.71% of the VIV Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. with 13.52 million shares valued at $123.47 million to account for 0.81% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 6.76 million shares representing 0.41% and valued at over $61.68 million, while Ariel Investments, LLC holds 0.21% of the shares totaling 3.42 million with a market value of $31.23 million.