News headlines about Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vermilion Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.137793949295 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on VET. Royal Bank Of Canada raised Vermilion Energy from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub lowered Vermilion Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Vermilion Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Vermilion Energy in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Scotiabank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $52.50 target price on shares of Vermilion Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Vermilion Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $47.83.

Vermilion Energy (VET) traded up $0.62 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $35.84. The company had a trading volume of 72,609 shares, compared to its average volume of 146,175. Vermilion Energy has a one year low of $29.91 and a one year high of $44.95. The company has a current ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. The company has a market cap of $4,289.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 88.05 and a beta of 0.54.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.168 per share. This represents a $2.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.63%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. Vermilion Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 676.67%.

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