News headlines about Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vail Resorts earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.2094684582224 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) to Post FY2018 Earnings of $8.84 Per Share, William Blair Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vail Resorts Introduces Emma, Your Epic Mountain Assistant, the World’s First Digital Mountain Assistant to Provide Real-Time Information to Skiers and Snowboarders (finance.yahoo.com)
- Spotify enters South African market (finance.yahoo.com)
- Vail Resorts, Inc. to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $5.86 Per Share, William Blair Forecasts (MTN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Stitch Fix to Add Chief Marketing Officer of Vail Resorts, Inc., Kirsten Lynch, to Board of Directors (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Vail Resorts (MTN) traded down $0.15 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $221.22. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 61,144 shares, compared to its average volume of 562,468. The stock has a market cap of $8,940.00, a PE ratio of 34.70 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. Vail Resorts has a 12 month low of $183.85 and a 12 month high of $237.77.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 11th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 27th will be given a dividend of $1.47 per share. This represents a $5.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 26th. This is a positive change from Vail Resorts’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.05. Vail Resorts’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.99%.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $265.00 target price on shares of Vail Resorts in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vail Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. MKM Partners reduced their target price on shares of Vail Resorts to $252.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on Vail Resorts from $232.00 to $235.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $250.67.
In other news, Director Michele Romanow purchased 225 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were bought at an average price of $221.54 per share, with a total value of $49,846.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $368,421.02. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 3.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Vail Resorts Company Profile
Vail Resorts, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging and Real Estate. Its Mountain segment operates over 10 mountain resort properties and approximately three urban ski areas, as well as ancillary services, primarily including, ski school, dining, and retail/rental operations.
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