News articles about VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VICI Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.0284409050952 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on VICI Properties in a research report on Monday, February 26th. They set an “equal weight” rating for the company. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on VICI Properties in a research report on Monday, February 26th. They set a “buy” rating and a $23.00 price objective for the company. Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on VICI Properties in a research report on Monday, February 26th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $21.00 price objective for the company. Bank of America began coverage on VICI Properties in a research report on Monday, February 26th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $21.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Barclays began coverage on VICI Properties in a research report on Monday, February 26th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $22.00 price target for the company. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. VICI Properties has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.00.
NYSE VICI traded up $0.10 during trading on Friday, hitting $18.28. The stock had a trading volume of 2,187,140 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,746,689. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 42.97 and a quick ratio of 42.97. VICI Properties has a one year low of $17.85 and a one year high of $22.99.
VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 8th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $187.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $191.09 million. sell-side analysts expect that VICI Properties will post 0.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be paid a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th.
In other news, CEO Edward Baltazar Pitoniak purchased 26,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $20.00 per share, with a total value of $524,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO David Andrew Kieske acquired 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $20.00 per share, for a total transaction of $300,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 62,450 shares of company stock valued at $1,249,000 in the last three months.
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About VICI Properties
VICI Properties Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of owning, acquiring and developing gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations. It operates through two segments: real property business and golf course business. The real property business segment consists of leased real property.
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