VSE Corporation (VSEC) Earning Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC) have been trending somewhat negative recently, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VSE Corporation earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 100 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected AlphaOne’s rankings:

Separately, TheStreet downgraded VSE Corporation from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th.

Shares of VSE Corporation (NASDAQ VSEC) opened at 44.33 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $480.45 million, a P/E ratio of 17.52 and a beta of 1.72. VSE Corporation has a 12 month low of $26.16 and a 12 month high of $44.80. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $43.15 and its 200-day moving average price is $40.41.

VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The construction company reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. VSE Corporation had a net margin of 3.69% and a return on equity of 10.91%. The firm had revenue of $197.29 million for the quarter. Equities research analysts anticipate that VSE Corporation will post $4.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 19th will be paid a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 17th. This is a boost from VSE Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.63%. VSE Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.64%.

In other VSE Corporation news, Director Bonnie K. Wachtel sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.60, for a total value of $40,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 124,352 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,048,691.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 21.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About VSE Corporation

VSE Corporation is a services and supply chain management company. The Company’s segments include Supply Chain Management Group, Aviation Group, Federal Services Group, and IT, Energy and Management Consulting Group. The Company provides logistics and distribution services for legacy systems and equipment and professional and technical services to the United States Government, including the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Postal Service (USPS), federal civilian agencies, and commercial and other customers.

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