News stories about Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vermilion Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0265870233853 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Vermilion Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vermilion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded Vermilion Energy from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.25.

Shares of Vermilion Energy (NYSE VET) opened at 31.44 on Tuesday. Vermilion Energy has a 12 month low of $29.91 and a 12 month high of $44.95. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $31.53 and a 200-day moving average price of $34.57. The company has a market capitalization of $3.81 billion, a PE ratio of 64.29 and a beta of 0.51.

Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.37. Vermilion Energy had a return on equity of 4.52% and a net margin of 7.17%. The firm had revenue of $201.70 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts predict that Vermilion Energy will post $0.68 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a $0.169 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $2.03 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.45%. Vermilion Energy’s payout ratio is presently 423.40%.

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