Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) CEO Christopher T. Metz acquired 6,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of $14.86 per share, with a total value of $96,590.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 87,256 shares in the company, valued at $1,296,624.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE VSTO) traded down $0.15 on Wednesday, reaching $14.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 804,156 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,314,944. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 3.03 and a quick ratio of 1.63. The firm has a market cap of $847.25, a P/E ratio of 12.02, a PEG ratio of 2.58 and a beta of -0.36. Vista Outdoor Inc. has a 52 week low of $12.35 and a 52 week high of $40.14.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $587.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $588.85 million. Vista Outdoor had a positive return on equity of 5.76% and a negative net margin of 19.88%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.74 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Vista Outdoor Inc. will post 0.57 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VSTO. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Vista Outdoor during the 2nd quarter worth $113,000. Sphera Funds Management LTD. acquired a new stake in shares of Vista Outdoor during the 2nd quarter worth $135,000. Profund Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vista Outdoor by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 10,656 shares of the company’s stock worth $240,000 after buying an additional 698 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in shares of Vista Outdoor by 18.1% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 11,418 shares of the company’s stock worth $257,000 after buying an additional 1,746 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vista Outdoor during the 2nd quarter worth $278,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.97% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on VSTO. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Forward View set a $23.00 price objective on Vista Outdoor and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, August 13th. Aegis restated a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Vista Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.40.

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About Vista Outdoor

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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