Media headlines about Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) have been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vail Resorts earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.5980064473678 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Vail Resorts (NYSE MTN) traded up 1.90% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $221.55. 274,002 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $208.54 and its 200 day moving average is $197.16. The firm has a market cap of $8.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 43.12 and a beta of 0.55. Vail Resorts has a 12-month low of $151.60 and a 12-month high of $221.93.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 8th. The company reported $4.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $4.86 by $0.46. The company had revenue of $794.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $802.59 million. Vail Resorts had a return on equity of 14.99% and a net margin of 10.78%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $4.23 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Vail Resorts will post $4.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Bank of America Corporation reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $228.00 price objective (up from $205.00) on shares of Vail Resorts in a research report on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub raised shares of Vail Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. William Blair assumed coverage on shares of Vail Resorts in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Janney Montgomery Scott upped their price objective on shares of Vail Resorts from $220.00 to $245.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $229.00 price objective (up from $205.00) on shares of Vail Resorts in a research report on Sunday, June 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $211.11.

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Vail Resorts Company Profile

Vail Resorts, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging and Real Estate. Its Mountain segment operates over 10 mountain resort properties and approximately three urban ski areas, as well as ancillary services, primarily including, ski school, dining, and retail/rental operations.

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