Media headlines about Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Vista Outdoor earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.703389660294 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) – Keep Your Eyes on Hot Consumer Goods stock of Yesterday – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vista Outdoor Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (VSTO) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Vista Outdoor (VSTO) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $581.09 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms recently commented on VSTO. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vista Outdoor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $14.50 price objective on shares of Vista Outdoor in a report on Monday, November 13th. Forward View downgraded Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, November 13th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Vista Outdoor in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, DA Davidson downgraded Vista Outdoor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.40.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $587.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $588.85 million. Vista Outdoor had a positive return on equity of 5.76% and a negative net margin of 19.88%. The company’s revenue was down 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.74 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Vista Outdoor will post 0.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Vista Outdoor news, CEO Christopher T. Metz acquired 6,500 shares of Vista Outdoor stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $14.86 per share, with a total value of $96,590.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 87,256 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,296,624.16. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Tig H. Krekel acquired 3,000 shares of Vista Outdoor stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $13.33 per share, with a total value of $39,990.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,684 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $102,427.72. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 16,000 shares of company stock valued at $231,165 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
Vista Outdoor Company Profile
Vista Outdoor Inc is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. The Company operates through two segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Its Shooting Sports segment designs, develops, produces and sources ammunition and firearms for the hunting and sport shooting enthusiast markets, as well as ammunition for local law enforcement, the United States Government and international markets.
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