Vista Outdoor (VSTO) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.12

News stories about Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vista Outdoor earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6613619371874 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) opened at $15.49 on Monday. Vista Outdoor has a one year low of $12.35 and a one year high of $29.12. 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 $887.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.90, a P/E/G ratio of 2.70 and a beta of -0.36.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.07. Vista Outdoor had a negative net margin of 19.88% and a positive return on equity of 5.76%. The firm had revenue of $587.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $588.85 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.74 EPS. Vista Outdoor’s revenue for the quarter was down 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Vista Outdoor will post 0.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. ValuEngine cut shares of Vista Outdoor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Forward View cut shares of Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $12.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.40.

In related news, Director Tig H. Krekel purchased 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $13.33 per share, for a total transaction of $39,990.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,684 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $102,427.72. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Christopher T. Metz purchased 6,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of $14.86 per share, for a total transaction of $96,590.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 87,256 shares in the company, valued at $1,296,624.16. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased a total of 16,000 shares of company stock worth $231,165 over the last quarter. 1.50% of the stock is 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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