Vermilion Energy Inc (TSE:VET) (NYSE:VET) Senior Officer Gerard Schut sold 5,000 shares of Vermilion Energy stock in a transaction on Friday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$21.41, for a total transaction of C$107,050.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 55,610 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$1,190,610.10.

VET stock traded down C$1.21 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting C$23.00. The company had a trading volume of 2,288,094 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,122,948. The company has a market capitalization of $3.75 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.24. Vermilion Energy Inc has a 12-month low of C$18.18 and a 12-month high of C$43.91. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 75.62. The company has a 50-day moving average price of C$20.51 and a 200 day moving average price of C$28.41.

Vermilion Energy (TSE:VET) (NYSE:VET) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 29th. The company reported C$0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of C$0.38 by C($0.37). The business had revenue of C$428.04 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$436.70 million. As a group, analysts expect that Vermilion Energy Inc will post 0.68 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 30th were paid a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $2.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 12.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 29th. Vermilion Energy’s payout ratio is currently 122.89%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TD Securities lowered their target price on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$31.00 to C$26.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. Bank of America decreased their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$38.00 to C$31.00 in a research note on Tuesday, September 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$43.00 to C$39.00 in a research note on Monday, July 29th. Eight Capital decreased their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$42.00 to C$39.50 in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$35.00 to C$30.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$33.75.

About Vermilion Energy

Vermilion Energy Inc acquires, explores, develops, and produces petroleum and natural gas in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Australia, the United States, and Central and Eastern Europe. It owns 80% interest in 544,500 net acres of developed land and 87% interest in 439,800 net acres of undeveloped land, and 397 net producing natural gas wells and 3,346 net producing oil wells; and 96% interest in 248,900 net acres of developed land and 92% interest in 251,800 net acres of undeveloped land in the Aquitaine and Paris Basins, and 337 net producing oil wells and 2 net producing gas wells.

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