Barings LLC continued to hold its stake in Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 20,200 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Vista Outdoor were worth $416,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Vista Outdoor by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,708 shares of the company’s stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 141 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Vista Outdoor by 2.5% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 18,336 shares of the company’s stock worth $378,000 after buying an additional 439 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its stake in Vista Outdoor by 5.9% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $369,000 after buying an additional 560 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning raised its stake in Vista Outdoor by 9.7% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 13,998 shares of the company’s stock worth $288,000 after buying an additional 1,242 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AMG National Trust Bank raised its stake in Vista Outdoor by 12.1% in the first quarter. AMG National Trust Bank now owns 14,975 shares of the company’s stock worth $308,000 after buying an additional 1,621 shares during the last quarter. 99.98% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) traded up 1.21% during trading on Friday, reaching $22.51. 944,349 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Vista Outdoor Inc. has a 12 month low of $18.32 and a 12 month high of $51.94. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $22.96 and its 200-day moving average is $22.01. The company’s market capitalization is $1.28 billion.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 11th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $578.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $565.19 million. Vista Outdoor had a positive return on equity of 7.62% and a negative net margin of 10.78%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. Analysts expect that Vista Outdoor Inc. will post $1.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on VSTO shares. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $26.00 price target (up from $18.00) on shares of Vista Outdoor in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vista Outdoor from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. DA Davidson raised shares of Vista Outdoor from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $23.00 to $29.00 in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Forward View reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Vista Outdoor in a report on Thursday, May 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Vista Outdoor in a report on Friday, July 14th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.14.
About Vista Outdoor
Vista Outdoor Inc is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. The Company operates through two segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Its Shooting Sports segment designs, develops, produces and sources ammunition and firearms for the hunting and sport shooting enthusiast markets, as well as ammunition for local law enforcement, the United States Government and international markets.
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