Vermilion Energy Inc (TSE:VET) (NYSE:VET) insider Curtis W. Hicks sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$50.01, for a total transaction of C$500,100.00.

Shares of Vermilion Energy Inc (TSE:VET) traded down 1.88% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $48.27. 151,802 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock’s market capitalization is $5.73 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $51.71 and a 200-day moving average price of $52.86. Vermilion Energy Inc has a 52 week low of $34.86 and a 52 week high of $58.98.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.215 per share. This represents a $2.58 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 20th.

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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on VET shares. Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$53.00 to C$56.00 in a report on Thursday, December 15th. Desjardins increased their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$56.50 to C$67.00 in a report on Wednesday, December 21st. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$55.00 to C$64.00 in a report on Wednesday, December 21st. Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$63.00 to C$66.00 in a report on Monday, January 23rd. Finally, CIBC increased their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$57.50 to C$60.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Vermilion Energy currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of C$59.38.

Vermilion Energy Company Profile

Vermilion Energy Inc (Vermilion) is a Canada-based international oil and gas producer. The Company is focused on the acquisition, development and optimization of producing properties in North America, Europe and Australia. The Company’s segments are Canada, which relates to its assets in Alberta and Saskatchewan; France, which relates to its operations in France in the Paris and Aquitaine basins; Netherlands, which relates to its operations in the Netherlands; Germany, which relates to its operations in Germany; Ireland, which relates to its non-operated interest in the Corrib offshore natural gas field; Australia, which relates to operations on the Wandoo offshore crude oil field; the United States, which relates to its operations in Wyoming in the Powder River Basin, and Corporate.

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