Vectren (VVC) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.14

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News stories about Vectren (NYSE:VVC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vectren earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.1173413891327 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

NYSE VVC opened at $71.60 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $5.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.54, a P/E/G ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.42. The company has a current ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04. Vectren has a fifty-two week low of $58.00 and a fifty-two week high of $71.74.

Vectren (NYSE:VVC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $644.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $688.00 million. Vectren had a return on equity of 12.33% and a net margin of 7.72%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.45 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Vectren will post 2.87 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th were paid a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 14th. Vectren’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 69.23%.

Vectren Company Profile

Vectren Corporation provides energy delivery services to residential, commercial, and industrial and other contract customers. The company offers natural gas distribution and transportation services, and electric transmission and distribution services; and owns and operates coal-fired, natural gas or oil-fired, and landfill gas electric generating facilities with an installed generating capacity of 1,248 megawatts.

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