Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vector Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7877651058051 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) opened at 21.13 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $20.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.40. The company has a market capitalization of $2.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 57.11 and a beta of 0.46. Vector Group has a 1-year low of $19.63 and a 1-year high of $23.24.

Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $472 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $449.40 million. Vector Group had a negative return on equity of 36.72% and a net margin of 2.86%. The business’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.20 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Vector Group will post $0.67 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on VGR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vector Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. BidaskClub lowered Vector Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Vector Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th.

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Vector Group Company Profile

Vector Group Ltd. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through its Liggett Group LLC (Liggett) and Vector Tobacco Inc (Vector Tobacco) subsidiaries, and the real estate business through its New Valley LLC subsidiary, which is seeking to acquire or invest in additional real estate properties or projects.

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