Media headlines about Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vail Resorts earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3328986841516 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) opened at 216.49 on Friday. Vail Resorts has a one year low of $151.60 and a one year high of $232.71. The company’s 50-day moving average is $225.12 and its 200-day moving average is $208.23. The company has a market capitalization of $8.68 billion, a PE ratio of 41.47 and a beta of 0.50.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 28th. The company reported ($1.43) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($1.81) by $0.38. Vail Resorts had a net margin of 11.04% and a return on equity of 13.46%. The company had revenue of $209.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $210.92 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($1.80) EPS. Vail Resorts’s revenue was up 16.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Vail Resorts will post $6.14 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 27th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be given a dividend of $1.053 per share. This represents a $4.21 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 6th. Vail Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is 85.92%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on MTN shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vail Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. William Blair started coverage on shares of Vail Resorts in a report on Friday, July 21st. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. BidaskClub cut shares of Vail Resorts from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of Vail Resorts from $226.00 to $247.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott increased their price objective on shares of Vail Resorts from $220.00 to $245.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Vail Resorts has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $245.14.

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Vail Resorts Company Profile

Vail Resorts, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging and Real Estate. Its Mountain segment operates over 10 mountain resort properties and approximately three urban ski areas, as well as ancillary services, primarily including, ski school, dining, and retail/rental operations.

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