Stifel Financial Corp grew its holdings in shares of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) by 420.8% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,154 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,476 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Vail Resorts were worth $4,363,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Vail Resorts by 15,556.3% in the second quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 255,197 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,762,000 after buying an additional 253,567 shares in the last quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of Vail Resorts by 0.3% in the second quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 2,770 shares of the company’s stock worth $562,000 after buying an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Vail Resorts in the second quarter worth about $3,186,000. Swiss National Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Vail Resorts by 1.0% in the third quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 176,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $40,195,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aperio Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Vail Resorts by 13.5% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 9,746 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,223,000 after buying an additional 1,160 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.52% of the company’s stock.

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) opened at $219.84 on Friday. Vail Resorts, Inc. has a 52-week low of $159.65 and a 52-week high of $237.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a current ratio of 0.56. The company has a market cap of $8,885.10, a P/E ratio of 43.63 and a beta of 0.45.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported ($2.00) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.90) by ($0.10). Vail Resorts had a net margin of 12.55% and a return on equity of 12.28%. The business had revenue of $220.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $198.95 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($1.70) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 23.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Vail Resorts, Inc. will post 6.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 27th will be given a dividend of $1.053 per share. This represents a $4.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 26th. Vail Resorts’s payout ratio is currently 71.48%.

In other Vail Resorts news, Chairman Robert A. Katz sold 55,976 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $220.34, for a total transaction of $12,333,751.84. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 496,166 shares in the company, valued at $109,325,216.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Patricia A. Campbell sold 5,515 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $222.41, for a total transaction of $1,226,591.15. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 28,736 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,391,173.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 236,742 shares of company stock worth $51,804,735 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Vail Resorts in a report on Wednesday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $265.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vail Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Vail Resorts from $232.00 to $235.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Bank of America raised their target price on shares of Vail Resorts from $245.00 to $250.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, MKM Partners reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $266.00 target price (up from $264.00) on shares of Vail Resorts in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $252.22.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN)

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