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Shares of Vermilion Energy (TSE:VET) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, AR Network reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$73.10.

Vermilion Energy (TSE:VET) opened at 71.96 on Friday. Vermilion Energy has a one year low of $48.77 and a one year high of $72.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $68. and its 200-day moving average is $62.32. The company has a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.23.

The company also recently announced a Monthly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.215 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.72%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 28th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on VET. Analysts at CIBC raised their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$77.00 to C$82.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 15th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Vermilion Energy from C$73.00 to C$79.00 in a research note on Monday, April 14th. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Macquarie downgraded shares of Vermilion Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 9th. They now have a C$76.00 price target on the stock, up previously from C$75.00.

Vermilion Energy Inc (TSE:VET), is engaged in the business of oil and natural gas exploitation, development, acquisition and production in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland and the Netherlands.

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