Press coverage about Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vermilion Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.4919089360429 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Dutch Government Opens Door for ‘Fracking’ (naturalgasworld.com)
- VET Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level (nasdaq.com)
- Stocks Stub Toes at Open (baystreet.ca)
- Turmoil in Italy and Spain Pushing Down Energy Stocks (nasdaq.com)
- Futures Mirror Falls by Global Stocks (baystreet.ca)
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on VET shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vermilion Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, April 13th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Vermilion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on shares of Vermilion Energy in a report on Monday, February 12th. They issued an “overweight” rating on the stock. Finally, BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of Vermilion Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.50.
Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.22 by ($0.06). Vermilion Energy had a net margin of 3.47% and a return on equity of 3.77%. The firm had revenue of $251.85 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $232.04 million. equities research analysts predict that Vermilion Energy will post 1.05 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.1801 per share. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 30th. Vermilion Energy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 419.61%.
Vermilion Energy Company Profile
Vermilion Energy Inc acquires, explores, develops, and produces crude petroleum and natural gas. As of December 31, 2017, it owned 74% interest in 330,900 net acres of developed land and 87% interest in 376,400 net acres of undeveloped land, as well as 375 net producing natural gas wells and 475 net producing oil wells in Canada; and 96% interest in 208,900 net acres of developed land and 99% interest in 379,800 net acres of undeveloped land in the Aquitaine and Paris Basins, as well as 332 net producing oil wells and 3 net producing gas wells in France.
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