News articles about Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Vail Resorts earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.1875926498215 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Several brokerages have recently commented on MTN. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $265.00 price target on shares of Vail Resorts in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Vail Resorts from $232.00 to $235.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Bank of America raised their price target on shares of Vail Resorts from $245.00 to $250.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vail Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, MKM Partners lowered their price objective on shares of Vail Resorts to $252.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $250.67.
Shares of Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) traded up $0.82 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $211.57. 85,110 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 614,897. The firm has a market cap of $8,322.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.78 and a beta of 0.49. Vail Resorts has a 52 week low of $176.42 and a 52 week high of $237.77. The company has a quick ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78.
Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported ($2.00) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.90) by ($0.10). The business had revenue of $220.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $198.95 million. Vail Resorts had a net margin of 12.55% and a return on equity of 12.28%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($1.70) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Vail Resorts will post 6.9 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, Director Michele Romanow bought 225 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $221.54 per share, for a total transaction of $49,846.50. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 1,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $368,421.02. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.
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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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