Vista Outdoor (VSTO) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance
Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.50-0.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.57. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.24-$2.26 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.25 billion.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Roth Capital restated a neutral rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of Vista Outdoor in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vista Outdoor from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. DA Davidson lowered shares of Vista Outdoor from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Vista Outdoor from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Vista Outdoor from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Vista Outdoor presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $21.78.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) opened at $15.50 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a current ratio of 3.03. The company has a market cap of $853.55, a P/E ratio of 12.11, a P/E/G ratio of 2.60 and a beta of -0.22. Vista Outdoor has a 52 week low of $12.35 and a 52 week high of $25.07.
In other news, Director Mark A. Gottfredson acquired 5,000 shares of Vista Outdoor stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.60 per share, for a total transaction of $73,000.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 21,716 shares in the company, valued at approximately $317,053.60. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Tig H. Krekel acquired 3,000 shares of Vista Outdoor stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $13.33 per share, with a total value of $39,990.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 7,684 shares in the company, valued at $102,427.72. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have purchased 16,000 shares of company stock valued at $231,165. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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