News articles about VF (NYSE:VFC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VF earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the textile maker an impact score of 45.5813469412386 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Stifel Nicolaus Analysts Give VF (VFC) a $78.00 Price Target (americanbankingnews.com)
- Luggage Market Manufacturer 2017 – Samsonite International S.A., Tumi Holdings, VF Corporation (sbwire.com)
- VF Corp (VFC) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Beleave Provides Business Update (markets.financialcontent.com)
- The Making of ‘The Ningyo,’ How Two VFX Artists Created an Award-Winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film in Their Living Room (markets.financialcontent.com)
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on VFC. Stifel Nicolaus set a $78.00 price target on shares of VF and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $64.00 price objective on shares of VF and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. UBS restated a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 price objective (up from $66.00) on shares of VF in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Cowen set a $67.00 price objective on shares of VF and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares restated a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of VF in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. VF presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $66.79.
VF (NYSE:VFC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The textile maker reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $3.51 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.40 billion. VF had a net margin of 8.24% and a return on equity of 29.22%. VF’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.20 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that VF will post 3.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a $0.46 dividend. This is an increase from VF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. VF’s payout ratio is currently 77.64%.
In other news, VP Scott H. Baxter sold 39,694 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.50, for a total value of $2,838,121.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 112,202 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,022,443. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Aidan O’meara sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.97, for a total transaction of $349,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 96,344 shares in the company, valued at $6,741,189.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 254,660 shares of company stock worth $18,035,832. 1.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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VF Company Profile
V.F. Corporation (VF) is engaged in the design, production, procurement, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and related products. The Company’s segments include Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear and Sportswear. Its Outdoor & Action Sports Coalition is a group of authentic outdoor and activity-based lifestyle brands.
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