Headlines about Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vivint Solar earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.2781943796962 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Vivint Solar (NYSE VSLR) opened at $4.00 on Friday. Vivint Solar has a 52 week low of $2.55 and a 52 week high of $6.09. The firm has a market cap of $457.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.81 and a beta of -0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.18.

Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.33) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.29) by ($0.04). Vivint Solar had a negative return on equity of 26.04% and a net margin of 18.65%. The firm had revenue of $75.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $74.56 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.36) EPS. Vivint Solar’s quarterly revenue was up 81.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Vivint Solar will post -1.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Vivint Solar from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Vivint Solar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vivint Solar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, November 11th. Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Vivint Solar in a research note on Monday, November 6th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Vivint Solar from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vivint Solar presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.05.

In related news, Director Alex J. Dunn sold 100,000 shares of Vivint Solar stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.43, for a total transaction of $343,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 395,649 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,357,076.07. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO David Bywater sold 44,900 shares of Vivint Solar stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.24, for a total transaction of $145,476.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 575,774 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,865,507.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 236,810 shares of company stock valued at $798,623 in the last three months. 4.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Vivint Solar Company Profile

Vivint Solar, Inc offers distributed solar energy, electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at or near customers’ locations, to residential customers. Through investment funds, the Company owns solar energy systems it installs and provides solar electricity pursuant to long-term contracts with its customers.

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