Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) had its price objective upped by Stifel Nicolaus from $215.00 to $219.00 in a report released on Monday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. KeyCorp upped their price objective on Vail Resorts from $210.00 to $225.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vail Resorts from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. Deutsche Bank dropped their target price on Vail Resorts from $294.00 to $267.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 14th. Bank of America downgraded Vail Resorts from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Friday, January 11th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Vail Resorts from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Vail Resorts presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $273.13.

Vail Resorts stock opened at $214.38 on Monday. Vail Resorts has a 12 month low of $179.60 and a 12 month high of $302.76. The company has a current ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 0.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. The company has a market capitalization of $8.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.08 and a beta of 0.65.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, March 8th. The company reported $5.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.79 by $0.23. Vail Resorts had a return on equity of 15.93% and a net margin of 12.76%. The business had revenue of $849.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $841.76 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $4.12 earnings per share. Vail Resorts’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Vail Resorts will post 7.12 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 11th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 27th will be given a dividend of $1.76 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 26th. This represents a $7.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.28%. This is an increase from Vail Resorts’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.47. Vail Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is currently 93.48%.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of MTN. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Vail Resorts by 84.2% during the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 48,125 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,206,000 after acquiring an additional 21,997 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its holdings in shares of Vail Resorts by 255.5% in the third quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 5,283 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,450,000 after purchasing an additional 3,797 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in shares of Vail Resorts by 751.3% in the third quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 15,366 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,217,000 after purchasing an additional 13,561 shares during the period. Private Advisor Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Vail Resorts by 91.7% in the third quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 1,823 shares of the company’s stock worth $500,000 after purchasing an additional 872 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank increased its holdings in shares of Vail Resorts by 266.1% in the third quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 6,172 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,508,000 after purchasing an additional 4,486 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.24% of the company’s stock.

Vail Resorts Company Profile

Vail Resorts, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates mountain resorts and urban ski areas in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging, and Real Estate. The Mountain segment operates 11 mountain resorts, including Vail Mountain, Breckenridge Ski, Keystone, and Beaver Creek resorts in Colorado; Park City resort in Utah; Heavenly Mountain, Northstar, and Kirkwood Mountain resorts in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Stowe Mountain resort in Vermont; and Perisher in Australia, as well as 3 urban ski areas, such as Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Afton Alps in Minnesota, and Mount Brighton in Michigan.

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