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Is Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) No Longer A Good Investment?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Valvoline Inc. (VVV) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.34, or 0.98%, to $34.89. The Valvoline Inc. has recorded 69,274 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Valvoline to Report Financial Results for Second Quarter 2023 and Host Webcast on May 10.

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Stocks Info

VVV belongs to the Energy sector of the NYSE while operating in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $34.55 and fluctuated between $34.88 as its day high and $34.22 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Valvoline Inc. is $5.87B. A total of 1.67 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.50M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, VVV has seen 2 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 20,982 and the disposition of 23,982 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 38 BUYs and 42 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 370,631 shares during that period but sold 203,595.

In the most recent transaction, Matheys Heidi J. sold 5,823 shares of VVV for 35.25 per share on Apr 04. After the transaction, the SVP, Chief Commercial Officer now owns 37,159 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 21, Gerrald Thomas A. II sold 3,000 shares at 34.57 per share. VVV shares that Senior Vice President and CSCO owns now total 18,534.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Matheys Heidi J. disposed of 3,000 shares on Jan 27 at a per-share price of $36.00. This resulted in the SVP, Chief Marketing Officer holding 37,159 shares of VVV after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Ryan Michael S. sold 900 shares at $32.73 per share on Nov 22. Company shares held by the Chief Accounting Officer now total 8,258.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Valvoline Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.50, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.45%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 60.40. VVV’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/1/2022 when it declared a $0.1250 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/15/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/15/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/30/2022. The VVV stock dividend was $0.1250 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VVV in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $39.43 with high estimates of $42.00 and low estimates of $35.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VVV has a high of $37.33 and a low of $24.40.

As of this writing, VVV has an earnings estimate of $0.28 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.53 per share and a lower estimate of $0.18. The company reported an EPS of $0.59 in the last quarter, which was 15.70% higher than expectations of $0.51.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. VVV’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $230.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.97B in debt and $569.00M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $1.65, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $135.00M.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 8 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 VVV is Overweight with a score of 4.17. A total of 5 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 3 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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