VSM stock: buy or sell?
October 4th, 2019
Versum Materials, Inc. develops, manufactures, transports, and handles specialty materials for the semiconductor and display industries in the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Europe, and rest of Asia.
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These 2 buy setups are elegible for Versum Materials stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Versum Materials stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 8 ratings published for VSM stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-3-4||Jefferies Financial Group||Buy||Hold|
|2019-2-28||Credit Suisse Group||Outperform||Neutral|
VSM stock analysis
Versum Materials stayed stable 0.02% on October to $52.99 after topping to all time highs on October.
Versum Materials closed on October at $52.99 after reaching a new all time high ($53.00) and stayed constant a tight 0.02%. On August VSM price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.
Versum Materials shares inched 1.03% late September and topped a new all time high at $53.00. For 5 weeks in a row, price climbed and marked a profit of 1.92%.
Since late March when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, VSM price gained $3.21 per share (6.45%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late January, VSM climbed $21.51 (68.33%).
VSM stock price history
VSM IPO was on September 19th, 2016 at $27.05 per share1. Since then, VSM stock surged a 95.90%, with a yearly average of 32.00%. If you had invested right after VSM's IPO a $1,000 in VSM stock in 2016, it would worth $959.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
VSM stock historical price chart
VSM stock reached all-time highs on October with a price of $53.00.
VSM stock price target is $51.00How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We found 2 price predictions for Versum Materials stock published in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-3-4||Jefferies Financial Group||Downgrades||$44.00||$47.00||6.8%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince February, when Versum Materials presented its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Versum Materials annual turnover rocketed a super good 21.78% to $1,372.30 million USD from $1,126.90 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) slightly fell a -2.73% to 14.39%. To have an updated picture of the financial situation of Versum Materials, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Versum Materials TTM sales up to December 2018 were $1,381.00 and earnings were $240.00 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Versum Materials business evolution since September 2018: Annual turnover up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed steady a slightly fine 0.63%. On the other hand, profit margin (net income/revenues) raised at 14.39%.
|2013||$853 M||-||$-80.60 M-9.5%||-|
|2014||$943 M||10.52%||$124 M13.1%||-253.35%|
|2015||$1,009 M||7.09%||$184 M18.2%||48.95%|
|2016||$970 M||-3.88%||$212 M21.9%||15.15%|
|2017||$1,127 M||16.16%||$193 M17.1%||-8.96%|
|2018||$1,372 M||21.78%||$198 M14.4%||2.33%|
|TTM||$1,381 M||0.63%||$240 M17.4%||21.52%|
Quarterly financial resultsVersum Materials reported $339.50 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -3.22% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $61.10 million with a profit margin of 18.00%. Profit margin gained a 2.60% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 15.39%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Versum Materials sales marked a slightly good increase and raised a 2.63%.
|2017-Q1||$271 M||-||$45 M16.6%||-|
|2017-Q2||$291 M||7.39%||$53 M18.1%||17.37%|
|2017-Q3||$295 M||1.27%||$45 M15.1%||-15.37%|
|2017-Q4||$331 M||12.33%||$19 M5.6%||-58.30%|
|2018-Q1||$341 M||2.99%||$62 M18.1%||231.18%|
|2018-Q2||$350 M||2.73%||$63 M18.1%||2.76%|
|2018-Q3||$351 M||0.23%||$54 M15.4%||-14.69%|
|2018-Q4||$340 M||-3.22%||$61 M18.0%||13.15%|
Versum Materials ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.
Versum Materials shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.
For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$0.0 M|
|Total shares||0.0 M|
|Float shares||0.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||0.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, October 4th, 2019|
|Day range||$52.98 - $53.00|
|Average true range||$0.13|
|50d mov avg||$52.13|
|100d mov avg||$51.80|
|200d mov avg||$47.05|
Versum Materials performanceTo better understand Versum Materials performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Versum Materials to :