Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) Chairman Michael Callahan acquired 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $14.39 per share, for a total transaction of $21,585.00. Following the acquisition, the chairman now owns 19,395 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $279,094.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) traded up $0.17 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $14.23. The company had a trading volume of 821,773 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,313,480. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a current ratio of 3.03. Vista Outdoor Inc. has a 52-week low of $12.35 and a 52-week high of $39.49. The stock has a market capitalization of $832.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.81, a P/E/G ratio of 2.53 and a beta of -0.36.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.07. Vista Outdoor had a positive return on equity of 5.76% and a negative net margin of 19.88%. The firm had revenue of $587.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $588.85 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Vista Outdoor Inc. will post 0.57 EPS for the current year.

VSTO has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub raised Vista Outdoor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Roth Capital set a $21.00 price objective on Vista Outdoor and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $14.50 price objective on shares of Vista Outdoor in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Vista Outdoor in a report on Friday, November 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Vista Outdoor has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.40.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. FMR LLC grew its holdings in shares of Vista Outdoor by 70.0% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,894,441 shares of the company’s stock worth $155,194,000 after buying an additional 2,838,686 shares during the last quarter. South Dakota Investment Council acquired a new stake in Vista Outdoor in the second quarter valued at about $1,486,000. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Vista Outdoor in the second quarter valued at about $278,000. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in Vista Outdoor by 4.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,346,858 shares of the company’s stock valued at $120,358,000 after purchasing an additional 242,701 shares during the period. Finally, Fred Alger Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Vista Outdoor in the second quarter valued at about $1,274,000. 99.97% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Vista Outdoor Company Profile

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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