Wall Street analysts expect that Vermilion Energy Inc. (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.16) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Vermilion Energy’s earnings. Vermilion Energy reported earnings of ($0.09) per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 77.8%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Vermilion Energy will report full year earnings of $0.66 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.50 to $0.81. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $0.38 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.36 to $0.40. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Vermilion Energy.

Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.37. Vermilion Energy had a return on equity of 4.52% and a net margin of 7.17%. The business had revenue of $201.70 million during the quarter.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Vermilion Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Scotiabank restated a “buy” rating and set a $52.50 target price on shares of Vermilion Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded Vermilion Energy from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Vermilion Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.10.

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Vermilion Energy (VET) opened at 33.80 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $4.10 billion, a PE ratio of 66.27 and a beta of 0.53. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $35.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $33.68. Vermilion Energy has a 52-week low of $29.91 and a 52-week high of $44.95.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.1726 per share. This represents a $2.07 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 30th. Vermilion Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 438.30%.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its stake in Vermilion Energy by 17.9% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,194 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 484 shares in the last quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. lifted its stake in Vermilion Energy by 145.5% in the 1st quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. now owns 2,946 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 1,746 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in Vermilion Energy by 114.2% in the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,657 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $148,000 after buying an additional 2,483 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Vermilion Energy in the 2nd quarter valued at about $204,000. Finally, Sterling Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Vermilion Energy in the 2nd quarter valued at about $219,000. 53.57% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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