Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Vail Resorts (MTN) Stock Price

Media stories about Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One. Alpha One, a service of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vail Resorts earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 94 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Alpha One’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN)

Several analysts recently issued reports on MTN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vail Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 4th. Wells Fargo & Company boosted their target price on shares of Vail Resorts to $215.00 in a research report on Monday, March 13th. Janney Montgomery Scott boosted their target price on shares of Vail Resorts from $220.00 to $245.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Vail Resorts from $181.00 to $205.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $211.11.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) traded up 1.86% during trading on Friday, hitting $209.21. 500,342 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $204.63 and a 200-day moving average price of $183.51. The stock has a market cap of $8.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 40.72 and a beta of 0.61. Vail Resorts has a 52-week low of $132.65 and a 52-week high of $215.82.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 8th. The company reported $4.40 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.86 by $0.46. Vail Resorts had a return on equity of 14.99% and a net margin of 10.78%. The business had revenue of $794.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $802.59 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $4.23 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 22.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Vail Resorts will post $4.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 13th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 28th will be issued a dividend of $1.053 per share. This represents a $4.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 26th. Vail Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is presently 92.94%.

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Vail Resorts Company Profile

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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