Media stories about VVC Exploration Corp (NYSE:VVC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VVC Exploration Corp earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.7813819322564 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on VVC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of VVC Exploration Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of VVC Exploration Corp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. VVC Exploration Corp has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$65.50.
VVC Exploration Corp (NYSE:VVC) opened at C$66.46 on Friday. VVC Exploration Corp has a one year low of C$47.01 and a one year high of C$68.84.
VVC Exploration Corp (NYSE:VVC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported C$0.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of C$0.67 by C$0.08. The firm had revenue of C$691.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$615.00 million. VVC Exploration Corp had a net margin of 5.96% and a return on equity of 8.41%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.74 earnings per share.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a $0.45 dividend. This is an increase from VVC Exploration Corp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th.
In related news, Director Derrick Burks purchased 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$65.60 per share, with a total value of C$65,600.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,000 shares in the company, valued at C$65,600. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
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About VVC Exploration Corp
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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