Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vermilion Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.8491869479275 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) traded down $0.04 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $37.83. 45,729 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 168,135. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.77. Vermilion Energy has a 1 year low of $29.91 and a 1 year high of $41.65. The firm has a market cap of $4,761.16, a PE ratio of 126.23 and a beta of 0.56.

Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.16). Vermilion Energy had a net margin of 4.45% and a return on equity of 3.92%. analysts expect that Vermilion Energy will post 0.51 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of $0.173 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 30th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.49%. Vermilion Energy’s payout ratio is presently 693.33%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on VET. Scotiabank restated a “buy” rating and set a $52.50 price objective on shares of Vermilion Energy in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Vermilion Energy in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vermilion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.83.

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About Vermilion Energy

Vermilion Energy Inc produces oil and gas, and focuses on the acquisition, development and optimization of producing properties in North America, the Europe and Australia. Its segments include Canada, which includes production and assets focused in West Pembina near Drayton Valley, Alberta and Northgate in southeast Saskatchewan; France, which produces oil in France; Netherlands, which produces onshore gas and interests include over 24 onshore licenses and two offshore licenses; Germany, which holds interest in a four partner consortium; Ireland, which includes a non-operating interest in the offshore Corrib gas field located approximately 83 kilometers off the northwest coast of Ireland; Australia, which holds an operated working interest in the Wandoo field located approximately 80 kilometers offshore on the northwest shelf of Australia; the United States, which has interests in approximately 97,200 net acres of land in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming, and Corporate.

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