Clearbridge Investments LLC increased its position in shares of VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) by 25.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 20,163 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,136 shares during the quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC’s holdings in VF were worth $1,090,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Franklin Resources Inc. raised its stake in shares of VF by 2.4% during the 4th quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 380,980 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $37,968,000 after acquiring an additional 9,078 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of VF by 13.8% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 255,124 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $25,427,000 after acquiring an additional 30,917 shares in the last quarter. Ellington Management Group LLC raised its stake in shares of VF by 28.7% during the 4th quarter. Ellington Management Group LLC now owns 34,500 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $3,438,000 after acquiring an additional 7,700 shares in the last quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec raised its stake in shares of VF by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 19,174 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $1,037,000 after acquiring an additional 900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Holdings Inc. bought a new position in shares of VF during the 1st quarter worth approximately $6,007,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.17% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Director Richard Carucci acquired 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $60.51 per share, for a total transaction of $211,785.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 69,774 shares in the company, valued at $4,222,024.74. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Benno O. Dorer acquired 1,592 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 3rd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $64.09 per share, with a total value of $102,031.28. 0.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of VF in a report on Friday, May 15th. BTIG Research assumed coverage on shares of VF in a report on Tuesday, April 28th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $63.00 price objective on shares of VF in a report on Sunday, April 26th. Raymond James started coverage on shares of VF in a report on Tuesday, March 31st. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of VF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 30th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.79.

Shares of NYSE VFC opened at $60.36 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $59.50 and a 200-day simple moving average of $71.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $22.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.37 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. VF Corp has a 52 week low of $45.07 and a 52 week high of $100.25.

VF (NYSE:VFC) last issued its earnings results on Friday, May 15th. The textile maker reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $2.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.03 billion. VF had a net margin of 6.09% and a return on equity of 27.75%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.60 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts expect that VF Corp will post 1.12 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 10th were given a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.18%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 9th. VF’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 71.64%.

VF Profile

V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through four segments: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Other.

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