Guardian Capital LP reduced its stake in shares of Vermilion Energy Inc (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,832,867 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 36,883 shares during the quarter. Vermilion Energy comprises 1.5% of Guardian Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd biggest position. Guardian Capital LP owned 2.33% of Vermilion Energy worth $100,425,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL grew its position in shares of Vermilion Energy by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 9,391 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $297,000 after buying an additional 42 shares during the period. AXA lifted its holdings in shares of Vermilion Energy by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. AXA now owns 13,056 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $414,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Vermilion Energy by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 8,610 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $273,000 after purchasing an additional 375 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of Vermilion Energy by 4.7% during the 1st quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 8,456 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $317,000 after purchasing an additional 378 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in shares of Vermilion Energy by 17.9% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,194 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $101,000 after purchasing an additional 484 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 54.22% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Vermilion Energy in a report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut Vermilion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Scotiabank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $52.50 price objective on shares of Vermilion Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Vermilion Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Vermilion Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.83.

Vermilion Energy Inc (VET) traded up $1.10 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $33.81. The stock had a trading volume of 201,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 147,301. Vermilion Energy Inc has a fifty-two week low of $29.91 and a fifty-two week high of $44.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.72. The company has a market cap of $3,984.08, a PE ratio of 81.78 and a beta of 0.56.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a $0.168 dividend. This represents a $2.02 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. Vermilion Energy’s payout ratio is 673.33%.

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