The Stock Of The Week: Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV)


As of Friday close, Viavi Solutions Inc.’s (NASDAQ:VIAV) stock was down -$0.16, moving down -1.54 percent to $10.25. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,372,700 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.06 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,375,125, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,953,882.

Since last month, VIAV stock retreated -9.13%. Shares of the company fell to $10.06 on 03/13/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $16.69 was reached on 02/03/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $9.99. Since the beginning of this year, VIAV’s stock price has dropped by -2.47% or -$0.26, and marked a new high 12 times. However, the stock has declined by -38.60% since its 52-week high.

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VIAV stock investors should be aware that Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 24 days ago on Feb 22. Staley Gary W, the SVP Global Sales NSE of the company, disposed of 13,636 shares for $11.02 on Feb 22. It resulted in a $150,269 divestment by the insider. Staley Gary W sold 13,453 shares at an average price of $11.16 on Feb 16. The insider now owns 93,663 shares following the transaction. On Feb 08, SVP Global Sales NSE Staley Gary W sold 13,216 shares at $11.31 apiece. The transaction was valued at $149,473.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV) has a P/E ratio of about 30.87. The stock’s beta is 0.84. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.87, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.37, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 22.45 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Viavi Solutions Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 2.40, while its current ratio was 2.80, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.92, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.02. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 59.40% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 12.20%. Based on annual data, VIAV earned $773.5 million in gross profit and brought in $1.29 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 2.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 11.30%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. VIAV’s revenue fell -10.65% to $310.2 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $284.5 million. While analysts expected Viavi Solutions Inc. to report $0.11 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.14 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 27.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $40.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Viavi Solutions Inc. were 1.14 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $740.0 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $224.78 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Viavi Solutions Inc.’s (VIAV) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 30.62%, the RSI 9-day stood at 39.43% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Viavi Solutions Inc. price is down by -0.58% percent or -$0.06. At present, VIAV shares trade -8.07% below its 20-day simple moving average and -28.72% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -4.65% below its SMA50 and -29.16% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 25.04% and Stochastic coefficient D was 27.92%, while ATR was 0.33. Given the Stochastic reading of 19.29% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 39.93%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.06, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.18.

With a median target price of $13.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $12.00 – $16.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV) will achieve an average price target of $13.97.


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