Vail Resorts (MTN) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.06

Media headlines about Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vail Resorts earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.9160550917626 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on MTN. Bank of America raised their price objective on shares of Vail Resorts from $245.00 to $250.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vail Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Vail Resorts from $226.00 to $247.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, September 29th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $232.00 price objective (up from $229.00) on shares of Vail Resorts in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott restated a “buy” rating and issued a $260.00 price objective (up from $245.00) on shares of Vail Resorts in a report on Friday, September 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $250.25.

Shares of Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) traded down $2.85 on Monday, hitting $220.86. 419,147 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 324,804. Vail Resorts has a fifty-two week low of $158.01 and a fifty-two week high of $237.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 0.72 and a quick ratio of 0.58. The firm has a market cap of $8,952.65, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.89 and a beta of 0.45.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 28th. The company reported ($1.43) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.81) by $0.38. Vail Resorts had a net margin of 11.04% and a return on equity of 13.46%. The firm had revenue of $209.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $210.92 million. During the same period last year, the business earned ($1.80) EPS. Vail Resorts’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Vail Resorts will post 6.2 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director John F. Sorte sold 6,597 shares of Vail Resorts stock in a transaction on Friday, October 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $216.74, for a total transaction of $1,429,833.78. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Michael Z. Barkin sold 7,953 shares of Vail Resorts stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $216.55, for a total transaction of $1,722,222.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 236,742 shares of company stock worth $51,804,735 over the last quarter. 3.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging and Real Estate. Its Mountain segment operates over 10 mountain resort properties and approximately three urban ski areas, as well as ancillary services, primarily including, ski school, dining, and retail/rental operations.

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