Vail Resorts (MTN) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vail Resorts earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.6639670745436 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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Vail Resorts stock traded up $3.53 during trading on Thursday, reaching $233.23. 35,595 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 540,065. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,313.81, a PE ratio of 29.41 and a beta of 0.55. Vail Resorts has a 1-year low of $184.12 and a 1-year high of $237.77.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The company reported $4.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.55 by $0.57. The firm had revenue of $734.58 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $716.72 million. Vail Resorts had a net margin of 16.91% and a return on equity of 13.17%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $3.63 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Vail Resorts will post 8.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 27th will be paid a dividend of $1.47 per share. This is a boost from Vail Resorts’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.05. This represents a $5.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 26th. Vail Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is presently 53.09%.

MTN has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Vail Resorts from $232.00 to $235.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vail Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. MKM Partners lowered their target price on shares of Vail Resorts to $252.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of Vail Resorts in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $265.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Vail Resorts presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $250.67.

In other news, CFO Michael Z. Barkin sold 2,695 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $222.45, for a total value of $599,502.75. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 18,058 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,017,002.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Ryan H. Siurek sold 322 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $221.25, for a total transaction of $71,242.50. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 520 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $115,050. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.

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About Vail Resorts

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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