VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

News stories about VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. VICI Properties earned a news impact score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected VICI Properties’ score:

VICI Properties stock traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $26.17. 17,283 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,879,027. The company has a quick ratio of 83.01, a current ratio of 83.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. VICI Properties has a 12 month low of $20.47 and a 12 month high of $26.25. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $25.08 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $23.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.30, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.85.

VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.03). VICI Properties had a return on equity of 7.84% and a net margin of 66.78%. The firm had revenue of $222.51 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $224.50 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.36 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts forecast that VICI Properties will post 1.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 27th were issued a dividend of $0.2975 per share. This is a positive change from VICI Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.29. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 26th. This represents a $1.19 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.55%. VICI Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 83.22%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of VICI Properties in a research note on Saturday, January 11th. Deutsche Bank set a $28.00 price target on shares of VICI Properties and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. Finally, Citigroup upgraded shares of VICI Properties from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $26.00 to $28.00 in a research note on Thursday, December 12th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, VICI Properties has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $26.50.

About VICI Properties

VICI Properties is an experiential real estate investment trust that owns one of the largest portfolios of market-leading gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations, including the world-renowned Caesars Palace. VICI Properties' national, geographically diverse portfolio consists of 22 gaming facilities comprising approximately 39 million square feet and features approximately 14,800 hotel rooms and approximately 150 restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

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