Analyzing Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) By Technical Indicators


As of Friday close, Vector Group Ltd.’s (NYSE:VGR) stock was down -$0.51, moving down -4.32 percent to $11.29. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,983,060 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.71 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,236,620, while in the previous 50 days, it was 834,922.

Since last month, VGR stock retreated -13.15%. Shares of the company fell to $11.23 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $14.39 was reached on 02/17/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $8.64. Since the beginning of this year, VGR’s stock price has dropped by -4.81% or -$0.57, and marked a new high 10 times. However, the stock has declined by -21.54% since its 52-week high.

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VGR stock investors should be aware that Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on Mar 10. LEBOW BENNETT S, the Director of the company, disposed of 117,474 shares for $12.09 on Mar 10. It resulted in a $1,420,449 divestment by the insider. BERNSTEIN RONALD J sold 7,400 shares at an average price of $13.97 on Feb 22. The insider now owns 25,630 shares following the transaction. On Feb 21, Director BERNSTEIN RONALD J sold 4,600 shares at $14.15 apiece. The transaction was valued at $65,099.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) has a P/E ratio of about 11.23. The stock’s beta is 1.12.

The latest dividend of $0.20 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.20. On Monday March 9 2020, a $0.20 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Vector Group Ltd.’s quick ratio stood at 2.30, while its current ratio was 2.80, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 30.80% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 23.30%. Based on annual data, VGR earned $442.35 million in gross profit and brought in $1.44 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 45.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -18.60%.

In Vector Group Ltd.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.39 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. VGR’s revenue rose 293.87% to $378.0 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $363.77 million. While analysts expected Vector Group Ltd. to report $0.26 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.24 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -7.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $89.27 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Vector Group Ltd. were 1.72 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $1.4 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $156.17 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Vector Group Ltd.’s (VGR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 25.95%, the RSI 9-day stood at 18.04% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Vector Group Ltd. price is down by -5.92% percent or -$0.71. At present, VGR shares trade -20.38% below its 20-day simple moving average and +17.73% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -8.06% below its SMA50 and -8.29% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 11.78% and Stochastic coefficient D was 13.43%, while ATR was 0.40. Given the Stochastic reading of 2.45% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 26.21%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.46, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.86.

Analyst Ratings

Barclays upgraded its rating on Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE: VGR) to an Overweight in a note to investors on March 31, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Equal weight rating on the stock.Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, VGR is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Vector Group Ltd. stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $15.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $15.00 – $16.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) will achieve an average price target of $15.50.


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