Media headlines about Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vermilion Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.1367274686581 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Vermilion Energy Inc. Announces $0.23 CDN Cash Dividend for May 15, 2018 Payment Date (finance.yahoo.com)
- Vermilion Energy to buy Spartan Energy for $1.4B in shares and debt (seekingalpha.com)
- Vermilion Energy to buy Spartan Energy in C$1.4 bln deal (finance.yahoo.com)
- $0.22 EPS Expected for Vermilion Energy (VET) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vermilion Energy (VET) Upgraded to “Outperform” by Royal Bank of Canada (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vermilion Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vermilion Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday. Finally, JPMorgan Chase assumed coverage on shares of Vermilion Energy in a research note on Monday, February 12th. They issued an “overweight” rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.50.
Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The oil and gas company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.12). Vermilion Energy had a net margin of 5.32% and a return on equity of 4.92%. The company had revenue of $249.88 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $244.23 million. equities analysts expect that Vermilion Energy will post 1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 30th were given a dividend of $0.168 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 28th. Vermilion Energy’s dividend payout ratio is currently 394.12%.
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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