Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Vail Resorts (MTN) Share Price

News headlines about Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vail Resorts earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.0211946482972 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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MTN traded up $3.03 on Friday, hitting $241.34. 135,003 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 215,795. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. The company has a market cap of $9.63 billion, a PE ratio of 46.23 and a beta of 0.45. Vail Resorts has a 12-month low of $197.48 and a 12-month high of $242.12.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 8th. The company reported $4.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.55 by $0.57. The firm had revenue of $734.58 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $716.72 million. Vail Resorts had a return on equity of 13.17% and a net margin of 16.91%. The firm’s revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $3.63 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Vail Resorts will post 8.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $265.00 target price on shares of Vail Resorts in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $250.67.

In other news, CFO Michael Z. Barkin sold 2,695 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $222.45, for a total transaction of $599,502.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 18,058 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,017,002.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Ryan H. Siurek sold 322 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $221.25, for a total value of $71,242.50. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 520 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $115,050. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates mountain resorts and urban ski areas in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging, and Real Estate. The Mountain segment operates 11 mountain resorts, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone resorts in Colorado; Park City Mountain resort in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Stowe Mountain resort in Northern Vermont; and Perisher in Australia, as well as three urban ski areas, such as Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Afton Alps in Minnesota, and Mount Brighton in Michigan.

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