Teachers Advisors LLC lowered its position in shares of Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) by 75.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 66,052 shares of the company’s stock after selling 208,319 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.12% of Vista Outdoor worth $1,360,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VSTO. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its stake in Vista Outdoor by 2.5% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 18,336 shares of the company’s stock valued at $378,000 after buying an additional 439 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its stake in Vista Outdoor by 9.7% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 13,998 shares of the company’s stock valued at $288,000 after buying an additional 1,242 shares during the last quarter. AMG National Trust Bank boosted its stake in Vista Outdoor by 12.1% in the first quarter. AMG National Trust Bank now owns 14,975 shares of the company’s stock valued at $308,000 after buying an additional 1,621 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in Vista Outdoor by 26.9% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 9,672 shares of the company’s stock valued at $199,000 after buying an additional 2,052 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in Vista Outdoor by 12.1% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 38,665 shares of the company’s stock valued at $796,000 after buying an additional 4,181 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 99.98% of the company’s stock.

Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) traded up 1.04% on Friday, reaching $22.29. 483,293 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s market cap is $1.27 billion. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $22.82 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.50. Vista Outdoor Inc. has a 52-week low of $18.32 and a 52-week high of $41.29.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.11. Vista Outdoor had a negative net margin of 11.55% and a positive return on equity of 7.02%. The company had revenue of $569 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $552.49 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.48 earnings per share. Vista Outdoor’s revenue was down 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Vista Outdoor Inc. will post $1.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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VSTO has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vista Outdoor from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. DA Davidson upgraded shares of Vista Outdoor from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $23.00 to $29.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 8th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Forward View reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.54.

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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