Analyst Expects Valvoline Inc (NYSE: VVV) To Make Big Moves

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, VVV falls under the Energy sector while operating within the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry segment. The current market capitalization of Valvoline Inc is $5.10B. A total of 1.03 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 0.71 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, VVV has seen 1 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 4,500 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 21 BUYs and 26 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 85,161 shares during that period but sold 65,139.

In the most recent transaction, O’Daniel Julie Marie sold 9,000 shares of VVV for 34.51 per share on Nov 29. After the transaction, the Chief Legal Officer now owns 15,981 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 28, Dobbins Robert Travis sold 2,000 shares at 34.49 per share. VVV shares that Chief Technology Officer owns now total 12,478.

Among the insiders who sold shares, O’Daniel Julie Marie disposed of 1,002 shares on Nov 22 at a per-share price of $35.00. This resulted in the Chief Legal Officer holding 24,981 shares of VVV after the transaction. In another insider transaction, SONSTEBY CHARLES M bought 4,500 shares at $34.33 per share on Nov 14. Company shares held by the Director now total 16,437.

Dividend

Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. 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.

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 VVV in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $41.89 with high estimates of $46.00 and low estimates of $36.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VVV has a high of $40.78 and a low of $29.15.

As of this writing, VVV has an earnings estimate of $Vanguard Value ETF per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of iShares Core S&P 500 ETF estimates, with a high estimate of $Universal Corporation per share and a lower estimate of $Ovintiv Inc. (DE).

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. VVV’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $122.60M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.86B in debt and $568.70M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $0.50, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $134.50M.

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, 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 3.89.

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