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Is Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS) No Longer A Good Investment?

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Viatris Inc. (VTRS) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $10.56. The Viatris Inc. has recorded 262,854 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed BioAtla Announces Change in Executive Leadership.

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Stocks Info

As a NASDAQ listed company, VTRS falls under the Healthcare sector while operating within the Drug Manufacturers – Specialty & Generic industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $10.56 and fluctuated between $10.64 as its day high and $10.48 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Viatris Inc. is $12.64B. A total of 7.02 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 9.07M shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, VTRS has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 18 BUYs and 8 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 90,029 shares during that period but sold 531,370.

In the most recent transaction, Ni Xiangyang (Sean) sold 3,148 shares of VTRS for 11.08 per share on Mar 06. After the transaction, the President, Greater China now owns 46,416 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 03, Ni Xiangyang (Sean) sold 3,093 shares at 11.18 per share. VTRS shares that President, Greater China owns now total 41,729.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Ni Xiangyang (Sean) disposed of 5,250 shares on Feb 28 at a per-share price of $11.22. This resulted in the President, Greater China holding 37,057 shares of VTRS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Ni Xiangyang (Sean) sold 12,800 shares at $10.95 per share on Nov 25. Company shares held by the President, Greater China now total 29,165.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Viatris Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.48, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.55%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 6.19. VTRS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/8/2023 when it declared a $0.12 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/17/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/16/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/22/2022. The VTRS stock dividend was $0.12 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VTRS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $12.99 with high estimates of $16.00 and low estimates of $10.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VTRS has a high of $12.40 and a low of $8.42.

As of this writing, VTRS has an earnings estimate of $0.72 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 11 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.94 per share and a lower estimate of $0.55. The company reported an EPS of $0.88 in the last quarter, which was 6.00% higher than expectations of $0.83.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 15 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for VTRS is Underweight with a score of 3.80. A total of 3 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 11 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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