Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Vermilion Energy (VET) Share Price

News articles about Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vermilion Energy earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.9129030949397 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Vermilion Energy (NYSE VET) traded down $0.63 during trading on Thursday, hitting $32.36. 270,178 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 147,238. The stock has a market cap of $4,138.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 84.95 and a beta of 0.56. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. Vermilion Energy has a 52-week low of $29.91 and a 52-week high of $44.95.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a $0.168 dividend. This represents a $2.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.23%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. Vermilion Energy’s payout ratio is currently 673.33%.

Several research firms have commented on VET. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vermilion Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $52.50 price objective on shares of Vermilion Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Vermilion Energy in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Vermilion Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $47.83.

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