Press coverage about Vectren (NYSE:VVC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Vectren earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.9774270944248 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Vectren Corp (VVC) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vectren to Discuss 2017 Results and 2018 Outlook on Conference Call (finance.yahoo.com)
- Vectren (VVC) Given a $58.00 Price Target at Wells Fargo & Co (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vectren (VVC) to Release Earnings on Tuesday (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research analysts recently commented on VVC shares. Citigroup upped their price objective on Vectren from $66.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $58.00 price objective on Vectren and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. ValuEngine downgraded Vectren from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Guggenheim downgraded Vectren from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.00.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.86%. Vectren’s payout ratio is 66.42%.
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Vectren Company Profile
Vectren Corporation (Vectren) is an energy holding company. The Company segregates its operations into groups, including the Utility Group, the Nonutility Group, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s subsidiary, Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc (Utility Holdings or VUHI), serves as the intermediate holding company for three public utilities: Indiana Gas Company, Inc (Indiana Gas), Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO) and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc (VEDO).
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