Somewhat Critical News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact VSE Corporation (VSEC) Stock Price

News stories about VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC) have been trending somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VSE Corporation earned a media sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

VSE Corporation (NASDAQ VSEC) traded down 0.14% on Friday, hitting $43.98. 28,145 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $476.66 million, a P/E ratio of 17.38 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a 50-day moving average of $43.49 and a 200 day moving average of $40.71. VSE Corporation has a 12 month low of $26.16 and a 12 month high of $46.71.

VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC) last released its earnings results 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 business had revenue of $197.29 million during the quarter. Equities research analysts expect that VSE Corporation will post $4.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 19th will be issued a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 17th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.64%. This is a positive change from VSE Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. VSE Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 10.64%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of VSE Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. TheStreet lowered shares of VSE Corporation from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th.

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In related news, Director Bonnie K. Wachtel sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.00, for a total value of $45,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 123,352 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,550,840. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 21.00% of the company’s stock.

VSE Corporation Company Profile

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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