Investors bought shares of V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $34.68 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $20.28 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $14.40 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, V.F. Corporation had the 30th highest net in-flow for the day. V.F. Corporation traded down ($0.26) for the day and closed at $63.10

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Forward View reissued a “hold” rating on shares of V.F. Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reissued a “positive” rating and issued a $75.00 price target (up from $70.00) on shares of V.F. Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $58.00 price target on shares of V.F. Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (up from $57.00) on shares of V.F. Corporation in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Buckingham Research raised their price target on shares of V.F. Corporation from $55.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $60.30.

The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $62.74 and a 200 day moving average price of $56.81. The company has a market cap of $24.83 billion, a PE ratio of 24.07 and a beta of 0.78.

V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The textile maker reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $2.36 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.31 billion. V.F. Corporation had a return on equity of 27.44% and a net margin of 9.23%. The firm’s revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.35 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that V.F. Corporation will post $2.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 18th. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a $0.42 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.66%. V.F. Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 64.86%.

In related news, Chairman Eric C. Wiseman sold 290,021 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.15, for a total value of $18,314,826.15. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 552,426 shares in the company, valued at $34,885,701.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman Eric C. Wiseman sold 110,943 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.65, for a total value of $7,061,521.95. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 660,806 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $42,060,301.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 453,152 shares of company stock valued at $28,649,326 in the last quarter. 1.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in VFC. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of V.F. Corporation by 21.5% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 106,943 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $5,880,000 after acquiring an additional 18,940 shares in the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its holdings in shares of V.F. Corporation by 485.3% in the first quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 56,705 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $3,117,000 after acquiring an additional 47,017 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its holdings in shares of V.F. Corporation by 7.8% in the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 46,590 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $2,561,000 after acquiring an additional 3,370 shares in the last quarter. HPM Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of V.F. Corporation by 191.8% in the first quarter. HPM Partners LLC now owns 50,862 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $2,796,000 after acquiring an additional 33,433 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nuance Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of V.F. Corporation in the first quarter worth about $2,838,000. Institutional investors own 89.11% of the company’s stock.

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About V.F. Corporation

V.F. Corporation (VF) is engaged in the design, production, procurement, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and related products. The Company’s segments include Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear and Sportswear. Its Outdoor & Action Sports Coalition is a group of authentic outdoor and activity-based lifestyle brands.

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