News articles about Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vector Group earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 47.0940725303649 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Vector Group in a research note on Saturday, January 13th.
NYSE VGR traded down $0.02 on Thursday, hitting $20.39. 760,034 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 711,644. Vector Group has a 12 month low of $18.70 and a 12 month high of $23.14. The firm has a market cap of $2,712.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.29 and a beta of 0.41. The company has a current ratio of 3.00, a quick ratio of 2.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.83.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 20th will be given a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 19th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.85%. Vector Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 284.75%.
Vector Group Company Profile
Vector Group Ltd. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through its Liggett Group LLC (Liggett) and Vector Tobacco Inc (Vector Tobacco) subsidiaries, and the real estate business through its New Valley LLC subsidiary, which is seeking to acquire or invest in additional real estate properties or projects.
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