Press coverage about Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Vail Resorts earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3154399694756 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Vail Valley Partnership CEO: We need to believe in better; partnerships will help us do that (column) (vaildaily.com)
- Best-price deadline looming for purchase of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass (summitdaily.com)
- Jackson Resort sets attendance record (gillettenewsrecord.com)
- Squaw Valley’s Wirth says Alterra will maintain ski resorts’ autonomy (travelweekly.com)
- Ikon Pass could increase skier days in Park City and beyond (parkrecord.com)
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Vail Resorts in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $265.00 price objective on the stock. MKM Partners decreased their price objective on shares of Vail Resorts to $252.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $250.67.
Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The company reported $4.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.55 by $0.57. The company had revenue of $734.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $716.72 million. Vail Resorts had a net margin of 16.91% and a return on equity of 13.17%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $3.63 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Vail Resorts will post 8.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 11th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 27th were issued a dividend of $1.47 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 26th. This is a positive change from Vail Resorts’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.05. This represents a $5.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.60%. Vail Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is 112.64%.
In other Vail Resorts news, SVP Ryan H. Siurek sold 322 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $221.25, for a total transaction of $71,242.50. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 520 shares in the company, valued at approximately $115,050. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Michael Z. Barkin sold 2,695 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $222.45, for a total transaction of $599,502.75. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 18,058 shares in the company, valued at $4,017,002.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Vail Resorts Company Profile
Vail Resorts, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates mountain resorts and urban ski areas in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging, and Real Estate. The Mountain segment operates 11 mountain resorts, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone resorts in Colorado; Park City Mountain resort in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Stowe Mountain resort in Northern Vermont; and Perisher in Australia, as well as three urban ski areas, such as Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Afton Alps in Minnesota, and Mount Brighton in Michigan.
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