News articles about Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vermilion Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.5507481164826 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Vermilion Energy (VET) opened at 35.34 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.28 billion, a P/E ratio of 69.29 and a beta of 0.53. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $33.92 and a 200-day moving average price of $33.84. Vermilion Energy has a 52 week low of $29.91 and a 52 week high of $44.95.

Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by $0.37. The firm had revenue of $201.70 million for the quarter. Vermilion Energy had a return on equity of 4.52% and a net margin of 7.17%. Equities research analysts predict that Vermilion Energy will post $0.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be issued a $0.177 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.01%. Vermilion Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 451.06%.

VET has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Vermilion Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut Vermilion Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded Vermilion Energy from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vermilion Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $54.50.

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