News stories about Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Vista Outdoor earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 48.2264800040686 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

VSTO has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Aegis reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Finally, Forward View reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research note on Sunday, August 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.65.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) opened at $13.28 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 1.72 and a current ratio of 3.40. Vista Outdoor has a 52-week low of $12.35 and a 52-week high of $41.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $766.71 and a P/E ratio of 11.31.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.07. Vista Outdoor had a positive return on equity of 7.02% and a negative net margin of 11.55%. The company had revenue of $587.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $588.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.74 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Vista Outdoor will post 1.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Vista Outdoor

Vista Outdoor Inc is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. The Company operates through two segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Its Shooting Sports segment designs, develops, produces and sources ammunition and firearms for the hunting and sport shooting enthusiast markets, as well as ammunition for local law enforcement, the United States Government and international markets.

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