Research Recommendations For Viatris Inc. (VTRS): Here is What You Should Know

Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ:VTRS) saw a downside of 0.00% to close Friday at $13.63 after subtracting $0.0 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 6,819,200 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $13.83 in the past week. An average of 7,811,615 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 7,613,168.

VTRS’s 1-month performance is -4.62% or -$0.92 on its low of $13.20 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $12.94 and high of $18.86. YTD, VTRS has lost -27.27% or -$5.11. However, the current price is down -27.73%% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

Viatris Inc. (VTRS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.00 for the broader industry and 31.93 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 761.67 and a low of 19.48. VTRS stock has a beta of 1.46. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.06 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 0.78, with the price to cash flow ratio at 9.84.

Viatris Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share. Its dividend yield is 3.23%. VTRS’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 16, when it paid $0.11 a share compared with prior rate of $0.11, down 0.0% from last year’s.

It is projected that Viatris Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 26-Nov. VTRS is expected to distribute $0.11 as its next dividend.

Viatris Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.70, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.20 meaning that VTRS stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.99, while the total debt to equity was 1.15. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 34.30%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 29.94% while for the period ending June 29; Viatris Inc.’s operating margin was -5.40%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $3.8 billion against revenue of $11.95 billion.

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. Net income grew 100.0% to $4.58 billion, while revenue of $4.43 billion was 3.22% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected VTRS to announce $0.87 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.98, representing a 12.60% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.27 billion. VTRS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 36.78 billion, with total debt at $24.66 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $1.21 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Viatris Inc. (VTRS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 49.00% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 17.64%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $13.53, reflecting a +0.22% or $0.03 change from its current price. VTRS is currently trading -1.23% above its 20-day SMA, -15.08% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -4.62% and -23.17% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 46.11% and 39.84% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.33. The RSI (14) points at 46.05%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 53.54% with the period’s ATR at 0.33. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.03 and 0.04 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS), Citigroup launched coverage with a Neutral rating. Analysts offering their rating for VTRS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate VTRS as a “sell,”, while 9 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 4 rates the stock as overweight while 3 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $15.00 and a high of $23.00, with their median price target at $18.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Viatris Inc. (VTRS) stock is $18.85.


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