Vermilion Energy Inc (TSE:VET) (NYSE:VET) – Analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Vermilion Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. National Bank Financial analyst T. Wood now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.61 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.73. National Bank Financial has a “Outperform” rating and a $54.00 price target on the stock.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Barclays upped their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$51.00 to C$59.00 in a research report on Wednesday. TD Securities dropped their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$51.00 to C$50.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$51.00 to C$48.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Vermilion Energy currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of C$54.79.

Vermilion Energy (TSE:VET) opened at C$48.84 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $5,940.00, a P/E ratio of 119.12 and a beta of 0.21. Vermilion Energy has a 12-month low of C$38.33 and a 12-month high of C$55.77.

Vermilion Energy (TSE:VET) (NYSE:VET) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The company reported C($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C($0.21) by C$0.02. Vermilion Energy had a negative net margin of 16.93% and a negative return on equity of 9.80%.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of $0.215 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 30th. This represents a $2.58 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.28%. Vermilion Energy’s dividend payout ratio is 629.27%.

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About Vermilion Energy

Vermilion Energy Inc produces oil and gas, and focuses on the acquisition, development and optimization of producing properties in North America, the Europe and Australia. Its segments include Canada, which includes production and assets focused in West Pembina near Drayton Valley, Alberta and Northgate in southeast Saskatchewan; France, which produces oil in France; Netherlands, which produces onshore gas and interests include over 24 onshore licenses and two offshore licenses; Germany, which holds interest in a four partner consortium; Ireland, which includes a non-operating interest in the offshore Corrib gas field located approximately 83 kilometers off the northwest coast of Ireland; Australia, which holds an operated working interest in the Wandoo field located approximately 80 kilometers offshore on the northwest shelf of Australia; the United States, which has interests in approximately 97,200 net acres of land in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming, and Corporate.

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