Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) Earning Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Vivint Solar earned a news sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3600379765548 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

VSLR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vivint Solar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 target price for the company in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Guggenheim reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Vivint Solar in a report on Thursday, January 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Bank of America started coverage on Vivint Solar in a report on Monday, November 6th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Vivint Solar from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.10.

Shares of Vivint Solar (NYSE VSLR) opened at $3.15 on Wednesday. Vivint Solar has a 1 year low of $2.65 and a 1 year high of $6.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 1.05.

In other Vivint Solar news, COO Bryan Christiansen sold 60,210 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.44, for a total transaction of $207,122.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 272,252 shares in the company, valued at $936,546.88. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO David Bywater sold 44,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.24, for a total transaction of $145,476.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 575,774 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,865,507.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 136,810 shares of company stock worth $455,623. 4.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Vivint Solar Company Profile

Vivint Solar, Inc offers distributed solar energy, electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at or near customers’ locations, to residential customers. Through investment funds, the Company owns solar energy systems it installs and provides solar electricity pursuant to long-term contracts with its customers.

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