Vector Group (VGR) Getting Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vector Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3719285480166 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

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Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Vector Group in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. ValuEngine downgraded Vector Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd.

NYSE VGR opened at $19.44 on Friday. Vector Group has a one year low of $18.70 and a one year high of $23.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.83, a current ratio of 3.00 and a quick ratio of 2.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,696.71, a P/E ratio of 32.40 and a beta of 0.38.

Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by ($0.03). Vector Group had a negative return on equity of 28.77% and a net margin of 4.68%. The company had revenue of $435.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $425.80 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.12 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Vector Group will post 0.6 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 20th were paid a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 19th. Vector Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 266.67%.

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Vector Group Company Profile

Vector Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. It operates through Tobacco, E-Cigarettes, and Real Estate segments. The company produces cigarettes in 109 combinations under the PYRAMID, EAGLE 20's, GRAND PRIX, LIGGETT SELECT, and EVE brand names, as well as USA and various partner brands, and private label brands.

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