VF (VFC) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.15

News stories about VF (NYSE:VFC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VF earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the textile maker an impact score of 46.0392871402838 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Several research analysts have recently weighed in on VFC shares. Robert W. Baird reiterated an “average” rating and set a $84.00 price objective on shares of VF in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $89.00 price objective on shares of VF and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Pivotal Research set a $95.00 price objective on shares of VF and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of VF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $78.00 to $91.00 in a report on Sunday, February 11th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on shares of VF in a report on Monday, January 29th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $75.55.

VF (NYSE:VFC) traded up $0.83 on Tuesday, reaching $74.96. 1,706,049 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,915,423. The firm has a market cap of $29,934.26, a P/E ratio of 49.64, a PEG ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.95. VF has a 12-month low of $51.22 and a 12-month high of $84.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.60.

VF (NYSE:VFC) last posted its earnings results on Friday, February 16th. The textile maker reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by ($0.01). VF had a return on equity of 31.49% and a net margin of 5.08%. The business had revenue of $3.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.67 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.97 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that VF will post 3.48 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th were given a $0.46 dividend. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th. VF’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 121.86%.

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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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