Media headlines about Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vivint Solar earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.9570349460904 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

VSLR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vivint Solar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, November 11th. Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of Vivint Solar in a research report on Monday, November 6th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Guggenheim reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $5.00 price objective on shares of Vivint Solar in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Vivint Solar from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.10.

Shares of Vivint Solar (NYSE VSLR) remained flat at $$2.90 during mid-day trading on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 976,231 shares, compared to its average volume of 420,620. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 1.05. Vivint Solar has a 12 month low of $2.65 and a 12 month high of $6.09. The firm has a market cap of $332.81, a P/E ratio of 7.44 and a beta of -0.50.

In other news, Director Alex J. Dunn sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.43, for a total transaction of $343,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 395,649 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,357,076.07. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO David Bywater sold 44,900 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.24, for a total transaction of $145,476.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 575,774 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,865,507.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 236,810 shares of company stock worth $798,623 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 4.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar, Inc offers distributed solar energy, electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at or near customers’ locations, to residential customers. Through investment funds, the Company owns solar energy systems it installs and provides solar electricity pursuant to long-term contracts with its customers.

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