Vectrus (VEC) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

News coverage about Vectrus (NYSE:VEC) has trended positive this week, Alpha One reports. The research group, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vectrus earned a media sentiment score of 0.44 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Vectrus from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Drexel Hamilton upgraded shares of Vectrus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th.

Vectrus (NYSE:VEC) opened at 28.48 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $25.44 and its 200 day moving average is $23.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $311.69 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.24 and a beta of 2.14. Vectrus has a 12 month low of $12.50 and a 12 month high of $34.98.

Vectrus (NYSE:VEC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The business services provider reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.14. Vectrus had a net margin of 2.08% and a return on equity of 25.07%. The company had revenue of $290.06 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $288 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.61 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Vectrus will post $1.82 earnings per share for the current year.

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Vectrus Company Profile

Vectrus, Inc is a provider of services to the United States Government across the world. The Company offers services, including infrastructure asset management, logistics and supply chain management, and information technology and network communication. Its infrastructure asset management services support the United States Army, Air Force and Navy, and include infrastructure services, security, warehouse management and distribution, ammunition management, civil engineering, air base maintenance and operations, communications, emergency services, transportation, and life support activities at various global military installations.

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