Media stories about VSE (NASDAQ:VSEC) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VSE earned a news sentiment score of -0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 48.5908609140559 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on VSEC. BidaskClub raised VSE from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. ValuEngine downgraded VSE from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th.
Shares of NASDAQ VSEC traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $50.25. The stock had a trading volume of 349 shares, compared to its average volume of 28,133. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 2.22 and a quick ratio of 0.92. VSE has a twelve month low of $49.83 and a twelve month high of $50.02. The company has a market cap of $535.90 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.94 and a beta of 1.61.
VSE (NASDAQ:VSEC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The construction company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. VSE had a return on equity of 9.88% and a net margin of 5.25%. The firm had revenue of $194.80 million for the quarter.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 18th will be given a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.64%. This is an increase from VSE’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 17th.
VSE Company Profile
VSE Corporation operates as a diversified services and supply company in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Supply Chain Management Group, Aviation Group, and Federal Services Group. The Supply Chain Management Group segment offers sourcing, acquisition, scheduling, transportation, shipping, logistics, data management, and other services to assist its clients with supply chain management.
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