Media coverage about Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vista Outdoor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.8175668278302 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Vista Outdoor (NYSE VSTO) opened at $16.32 on Friday. Vista Outdoor has a 52 week low of $12.35 and a 52 week high of $25.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $919.15, a PE ratio of -21.47, a PEG ratio of 2.81 and a beta of -0.45. The company has a current ratio of 3.13, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.06. Vista Outdoor had a positive return on equity of 3.45% and a negative net margin of 1.88%. The business had revenue of $581.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $566.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.62 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Vista Outdoor will post 0.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have commented on VSTO. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Roth Capital set a $17.00 price target on Vista Outdoor and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. DA Davidson boosted their price target on Vista Outdoor to $17.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.94.
Vista Outdoor Company Profile
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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