Valvoline Inc. (VVV): What Analysts Say?


The stock of Valvoline Inc. (NYSE:VVV) decreased by $0.0 on Wednesday to $32.81, up 0.02 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 1,484,365 shares of common stock traded. 2 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$4.37. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 1,816,546, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 1,606,422.

VVV stock appreciated 16.14% since last month. On 10/24/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $27.57. The stock touched a high of $37.97 on 01/04/22, after rallying from a low of $24.40 in 52 weeks. The price of VVV stock has declined by -12.01% or -$4.37 this year, reaching a new high 2 times. Still, the stock price is down -13.57% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

VVV stock investors should be aware that Valvoline Inc. (VVV) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 1 day ago on Nov 22. On Nov 22, Chief Accounting Officer Ryan Michael S. sold 900 shares at $32.73 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $29,457. On Nov 21, Gerrald Thomas A. II sold 5,000 shares at a price of US$32.93. After the transaction, the insider now owns 21,534 shares. CLO and Corp. Secy O’Daniel Julie Marie had earlier sold 9,886 shares on Nov 21 for $32.42 a share. The transaction was completed for $320,504.

Valuation Metrics

Valvoline Inc. (VVV) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 53.79. Beta for the stock is 1.37. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.74, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 25.83, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 70.66.

Company paid $0.1250 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $0.1250 last year. A $0.0120 dividend increase was reported on Thursday November 12 2020.

Financial Health

For the three months ended September 29, Valvoline Inc.’s quick ratio was 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.60, indicating its ability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 is 7.25, and the total debt to equity ratio is 7.52. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 38.50% percent. Valvoline Inc.’s operating margin stood at 37.90% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $476.4 million and revenue of $1.24 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. VVV’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 13.40%. There was a 17.40% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 237.90%.

Earnings Surprise

According to Valvoline Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended September 29. A lower net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $957.0 million, while revenues rose by 17.24% to $886.0 million. It was predicted that Valvoline Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.59, but it ended up being $0.51, beating the consensus by 15.70%. At the end of Valvoline Inc.’s most recent quarter ended September 29, its liabilities totaled 3.11 billion, while its total debt was $1.92 billion.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Valvoline Inc.’s (VVV) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 November, the RSI 9-day stood at 67.49%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 34.35% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 73.94% and 73.70% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 0.93. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 72.46%, the RSI (14) reading is 66.98%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.17, and the 14-day reading is at 0.80.

Analyst Ratings

In its most recent analyst report, JP Morgan raised its rating on Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) to an Overweight. Prior to this, analysts firm rated the stock as a Neutral. Analysts have assigned Valvoline Inc. (VVV) an Buy rating. VVV is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 1 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 0 rates it overweight and 5 others recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $36.00 and $41.00, with a median target price of $39.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Valvoline Inc. (VVV) is $39.00.


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