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Vontier Corporation (NYSE:VNT) saw an upside of 1.31% to close Friday at $34.04 after adding $0.44 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 710,380 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $35.20 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 921,155 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 863,010.

VNT’s 1-month performance is -7.20% or -$2.64 on its low of $33.22 reached on 09/21/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $26.36 and high of $39.00, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/03/21. YTD, VNT has achieved 1.92% or $0.64 and has reached a new high 7 times. However, the current price is down -12.72%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 19, 44 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Vontier Corporation (VNT). Ross Lynn (VP, Chief Accounting Officer) most recently sold 950 shares at $33.91 per share on Aug 19. This transaction cost the insider $32,213.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 18.50 and a low of 11.64. VNT stock has a beta of 0.00. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.90 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 16.69, with the price to cash flow ratio at 9.02.

Vontier Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.29% and the payout ratio is 0.90%. VNT’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 23, when it paid $0.0250 a share compared with prior rate of $0.0250, down 0.0% from last year’s.

It is projected that Vontier Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 2-Dec. VNT is expected to distribute $0.025 as its next dividend.

Vontier Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.90 meaning that VNT stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 5.74, while the total debt to equity was 5.75. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 44.20%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 23.54% while for the period ending June 29; Vontier Corporation’s operating margin was 20.40%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.19 billion against revenue of $2.7 billion.

The effectiveness of a company’s management is also important for investors when it comes to determining the potential profitability of the investment. Vontier Corporation’s return on assets over the past 12 months stands at 14.70%. Return on investment over the past year is 17.50%, while its return on equity (ROE) trailing 12 months is 75.80%. In comparison, the average ROE for the broader industry over the past year is 6.70.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected VNT to announce $0.55 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.61, representing a 10.90% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $141.1 million. VNT stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 2.99 billion, with total debt at $2.03 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $168.93 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Vontier Corporation (VNT) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 39.68% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 23.20%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $34.27, reflecting a -2.41% or -$0.84 change from its current price. VNT is currently trading -7.42% above its 20-day SMA, -0.18% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +4.42% and +3.84% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 22.22% and 28.67% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.70. The RSI (14) points at 42.49%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 23.03% with the period’s ATR at 0.69. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.24 and -0.70 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Vontier Corporation (NYSE: VNT), Berenberg launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for VNT stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate VNT as a “sell,”, while 3 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 7 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is VNT’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $38.00 and a high of $50.00, with their median price target at $45.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Vontier Corporation (VNT) stock is $44.36.


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