Insider Buying: Vermilion Energy Inc. (TSE:VET) Director Purchases 5,000 Shares of Stock

Vermilion Energy Inc. (TSE:VETGet Free Report) (NYSE:VET) Director Myron Maurice Stadnyk acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of C$16.45 per share, for a total transaction of C$82,245.00.

Myron Maurice Stadnyk also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, March 26th, Myron Maurice Stadnyk acquired 3,000 shares of Vermilion Energy stock. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$16.10 per share, with a total value of C$48,300.00.

Vermilion Energy Stock Up 0.1 %

Vermilion Energy stock traded up C$0.01 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting C$16.38. The company had a trading volume of 345,655 shares, compared to its average volume of 765,599. Vermilion Energy Inc. has a 12 month low of C$13.30 and a 12 month high of C$21.60. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is C$16.30 and its two-hundred day moving average price is C$16.11. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 32.27. The company has a market capitalization of C$2.62 billion, a PE ratio of -4.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of -0.02 and a beta of 2.73.

Vermilion Energy (TSE:VETGet Free Report) (NYSE:VET) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 6th. The company reported C$1.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of C$0.71 by C$0.59. The company had revenue of C$522.97 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$593.34 million. Vermilion Energy had a negative return on equity of 18.21% and a negative net margin of 34.11%. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Vermilion Energy Inc. will post 1.6153082 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Vermilion Energy Announces Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 15th. Investors of record on Friday, June 28th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 28th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.93%. Vermilion Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -12.70%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of research analysts recently commented on VET shares. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on Vermilion Energy from C$20.00 to C$21.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Desjardins upped their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$20.00 to C$21.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 23rd. BMO Capital Markets set a C$21.00 price objective on shares of Vermilion Energy and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday. CIBC reduced their target price on Vermilion Energy from C$26.00 to C$22.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, ATB Capital lowered their price target on Vermilion Energy from C$27.00 to C$23.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of C$21.71.

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Vermilion Energy Company Profile

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Vermilion Energy Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas. The company has properties in West Central Alberta, southeast Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and West Pembina in Canada; Wyoming in the United States; southwest Bordeaux and Paris Basin in France; the Netherlands; Germany; Ireland; Croatia; Slovakia; and Australia.

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