Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) Insider Sells $2,443,946.26 in Stock

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) insider Patricia A. Campbell sold 8,821 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $277.06, for a total value of $2,443,946.26. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 19,431 shares in the company, valued at $5,383,552.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of NYSE:MTN traded up $5.62 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $281.48. 7,411 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 422,227. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 1.04. Vail Resorts, Inc. has a 12 month low of $197.48 and a 12 month high of $288.83. The firm has a market cap of $10.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.90 and a beta of 0.45.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 7th. The company reported $6.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $6.12 by $0.05. Vail Resorts had a return on equity of 15.91% and a net margin of 20.23%. The company had revenue of $844.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $823.83 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $4.40 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Vail Resorts, Inc. will post 9.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 27th will be given a dividend of $1.47 per share. This represents a $5.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.09%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 26th. Vail Resorts’s payout ratio is 112.64%.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Elkfork Partners LLC purchased a new position in Vail Resorts during the fourth quarter worth about $121,000. Synovus Financial Corp purchased a new position in Vail Resorts during the first quarter worth about $133,000. Aviance Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Vail Resorts during the fourth quarter worth about $138,000. American International Group Inc. purchased a new position in Vail Resorts during the fourth quarter worth about $200,000. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Vail Resorts during the fourth quarter worth about $202,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.51% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have issued reports on MTN. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vail Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Barclays boosted their price objective on Vail Resorts from $250.00 to $300.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $295.00 price objective (up from $232.00) on shares of Vail Resorts in a research note on Monday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Deutsche Bank set a $297.00 price objective on Vail Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 8th. Finally, KeyCorp boosted their price objective on Vail Resorts from $250.00 to $290.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, June 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $279.13.

About Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates mountain resorts and urban ski areas in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging, and Real Estate. The Mountain segment operates 11 mountain resorts, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone resorts in Colorado; Park City Mountain resort in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Stowe Mountain resort in Northern Vermont; and Perisher in Australia, as well as three urban ski areas, such as Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Afton Alps in Minnesota, and Mount Brighton in Michigan.

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