News stories about Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) have trended positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vivint Solar earned a news sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3600379765548 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Vivint Solar (NYSE VSLR) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $3.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 195,641 shares, compared to its average volume of 358,293. The company has a current ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30. Vivint Solar has a 12 month low of $2.65 and a 12 month high of $6.09. The stock has a market cap of $367.24, a P/E ratio of 8.21 and a beta of -0.50.

Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.33) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.29) by ($0.04). Vivint Solar had a negative return on equity of 26.04% and a net margin of 18.65%. The company had revenue of $75.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $74.56 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.36) EPS. Vivint Solar’s revenue for the quarter was up 81.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Vivint Solar will post -1.48 EPS for the current year.

VSLR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vivint Solar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Bank of America started coverage on Vivint Solar in a report on Monday, November 6th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Guggenheim restated a “neutral” rating and set a $5.00 price target on shares of Vivint Solar in a report on Thursday, January 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Vivint Solar from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Vivint Solar currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.10.

In other news, Director Alex J. Dunn sold 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.43, for a total transaction of $343,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 395,649 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,357,076.07. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, COO Bryan Christiansen sold 31,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.25, for a total value of $103,025.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 332,462 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,080,501.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 236,810 shares of company stock valued at $798,623. Insiders own 4.50% of the company’s stock.

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Vivint Solar Company Profile

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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