Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect VF (VFC) Share Price

News stories about VF (NYSE:VFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VF earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the textile maker an impact score of 46.3612039535493 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Several brokerages have commented on VFC. Canaccord Genuity set a $90.00 price objective on shares of VF and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on VF in a research report on Monday, March 12th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $85.00 target price for the company. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of VF in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine raised VF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, TheStreet cut VF from a “b+” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $75.55.

VF stock opened at $76.31 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $30,271.41, a PE ratio of 24.78, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.93. VF has a 1 year low of $51.22 and a 1 year high of $84.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 1.60 and a quick ratio of 0.98.

VF (NYSE:VFC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 16th. The textile maker reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by ($0.01). VF had a net margin of 5.08% and a return on equity of 31.49%. The business had revenue of $3.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.67 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.97 earnings per share. VF’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that VF will post 3.45 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th were paid a $0.46 dividend. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th. VF’s payout ratio is 61.74%.

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About VF

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through four segments: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Other.

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