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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 $0.26, or 0.77%, to $33.99. The Valvoline Inc. has recorded 15,994 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Valvoline Inc. to participate in Goldman Sachs’ 30th Annual Global Retailing Conference.

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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 $33.73 and fluctuated between $33.89 as its day high and $33.51 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Valvoline Inc. is $4.64B. A total of 1.24 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.16M 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 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 40 BUYs and 45 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 383,069 shares during that period but sold 208,454.

In the most recent transaction, O’Daniel Julie Marie sold 2,000 shares of VVV for 34.16 per share on Aug 31. After the transaction, the CLO and Corp. Secy now owns 14,230 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 30, Freeland Richard Joseph bought 2,960 shares at 33.97 per share. VVV shares that Director owns now total 13,012.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Flees Lori Ann acquired of 8,879 shares on Aug 29 at a per-share price of $33.76. This resulted in the SVP and Pres., Retail Services holding 12,613 shares of VVV after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Meixelsperger Mary E bought 6,000 shares at $33.55 per share on Aug 28. Company shares held by the Chief Financial Officer now total 116,219.


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 1.48%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 41.59. 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 $41.86 with high estimates of $47.00 and low estimates of $36.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VVV has a high of $39.67 and a low of $24.40.

As of this writing, VVV has an earnings estimate of $0.41 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.42 per share and a lower estimate of $0.38. The company reported an EPS of $0.23 in the last quarter, which was -17.90% lower than expectations of $0.28.

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 $1.77, 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, 0 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 Buy with a score of 3.71.

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