Vista Outdoor (VSTO) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.26

Media coverage about Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) has trended positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. AlphaOne, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vista Outdoor earned a news impact score of 0.26 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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VSTO has been the subject of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research report on Friday, February 10th. Forward View reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research report on Monday, January 16th. DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research report on Tuesday, January 31st. Off Wall Street initiated coverage on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $29.00 target price for the company. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Vista Outdoor from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Vista Outdoor currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.65.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) traded down 0.31% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $19.06. 407,977 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $19.94 and its 200 day moving average is $30.54. The company’s market capitalization is $1.09 billion. Vista Outdoor has a 12-month low of $18.32 and a 12-month high of $52.08.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.04. The company earned $654 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $674.09 million. Vista Outdoor had a negative net margin of 9.22% and a positive return on equity of 9.48%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.70 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Vista Outdoor will post $2.02 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Robert M. Tarola purchased 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $20.79 per share, for a total transaction of $103,950.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 14,335 shares in the company, valued at $298,024.65. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael Callahan purchased 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $20.72 per share, for a total transaction of $41,440.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 13,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $274,104.88. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have bought 31,500 shares of company stock valued at $658,140. 1.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Vista Outdoor Company Profile

Vista Outdoor Inc is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. The Company operates through two segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Its Shooting Sports segment designs, develops, produces and sources ammunition and firearms for the hunting and sport shooting enthusiast markets, as well as ammunition for local law enforcement, the United States Government and international markets.

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