News headlines about Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vermilion Energy earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 37 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) traded down 0.06% on Tuesday, reaching $32.04. 151,046 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $31.89 and a 200-day moving average price of $35.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 65.12 and a beta of 0.51. Vermilion Energy has a 52 week low of $29.91 and a 52 week high of $44.95.
Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.37. The firm had revenue of $201.70 million for the quarter. Vermilion Energy had a return on equity of 4.52% and a net margin of 7.17%. On average, analysts predict that Vermilion Energy will post $0.72 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 28th will be given a dividend of $0.1686 per share. This represents a $2.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.31%. This is a boost from Vermilion Energy’s previous monthly dividend of $0.16. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 26th. Vermilion Energy’s dividend payout ratio is presently 423.40%.
VET has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vermilion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, July 8th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vermilion Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada raised shares of Vermilion Energy from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $54.31.
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