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Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, August 18th, Stock Ratings News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 29th will be given a dividend of 0.1968 per share on Monday, September 15th. This represents a $2.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 27th.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Vermilion Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They now have a $72.60 price target on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Vermilion Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 7th. Finally, analysts at Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Vermilion Energy in a research note on Wednesday, July 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $80.00 price target on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vermilion Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $76.30.

Shares of Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) traded down 0.33% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $63.50. 16,280 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Vermilion Energy has a 52-week low of $52.80 and a 52-week high of $72.69. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $65.67 and a 200-day moving average of $63.45. The company has a market cap of $6.775 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.22.

Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) last announced its earnings results on Friday, August 1st. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.54. Analysts expect that Vermilion Energy will post $3.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Vermilion Energy Inc (NYSE: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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