Vectren stock: buy or sell?

VVC stock price: $72.38 0.01% At close on January 31st, 2019

Updated on:
January 31st, 2019

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Vectren ended at $72.38 after marking a new all time high ($72.40) and remained stable a neutral 0.01%. January 31st, 2019 was the third climbing session in a row, soaring 0.61%.

Vectren Corporation provides energy delivery services to residential, commercial, and industrial and other contract customers.

Should I buy Vectren stock?

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Currently, 2 buy setups work for Vectren stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Vectren stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for VVC stock for the last 30 days.

Vectren stock analysis

Daily outlook

After reaching all time highs , Vectren remained stable 0.01% to $72.38.

Vectren shares remained stable 0.01% and set a new all time high at $72.40. VVC price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

VVC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Vectren ended this week at $72.38 after marking a new all time high ($72.40) and appreciated a tiny 0.51%.

Since early June 2018 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, VVC price gained $2.96 per share (4.26%). Late March 2018 VVC price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

VVC stock chart (weekly)

Vectren stock price history

Vectren IPO was on June 27th, 2016 at $48.04 per share1. Since then, VVC stock surged a 50.70%, with a yearly average of 16.90%. If you had invested right after VVC's IPO a $1,000 in Vectren stock in 2016, it would worth $507.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Vectren stock historical price chart

VVC stock reached all-time highs with a price of $72.40.

Vectren stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. 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. For the last 30 days we have not found any price target for Vectren stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, Vectren didn't meet the forecasts of the analysts and posted a lame EPS of $0.71 per share when experts were expecting $0.75. Vectren is reporting earnings for 2018-Q4 , with an expected Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.92.
VVC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2016-Q4-n/a0.84n/a
2017-Q1-n/a0.67n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.45n/a
2017-Q32017-11-020.660.7513.6%
2017-Q42018-02-200.750.74-1.3%
2018-Q12018-05-010.740.7-5.4%
2018-Q22018-08-010.520.567.7%
2018-Q32018-11-050.750.71-5.3%
2018-Q42019-02-190.92n/an/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2016, last anual turnover report draw an excellent gain of 8.54% to $2,657.30 million dollars. On the other hand, its earnings margin (compared to sales) stayed stable to 8.13%, that is $216.00 million.

To have an updated picture of the financial situation of Vectren, 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-Q3 that can be compared to 2017 fiscal year results. Annual Vectren TTM sales up to September 2018 were $2,678.70 and earnings were $197.30 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Vectren business evolution since December 2017: Annual turnover up to September, compared to lastest yearly report, remained steady a slightly fine 0.81%. Regarding profit margin, Vectren stayed steady -0.76% to 8.13%

VVC annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$2,460 M-$137 M5.6%-
2014$2,612 M6.17%$167 M6.4%22.18%
2015$2,435 M-6.78%$197 M8.1%18.21%
2016$2,448 M0.56%$212 M8.6%7.25%
2017$2,657 M8.54%$216 M8.1%2.08%
TTM $2,679 M0.81%$197 M7.4%-8.66%

Quarterly financial results

Vectren reported $665.00 M in sales for 2018-Q3, a 3.21% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $50.40 M with a profit margin of 7.58%. Profit margin stepped up a 4.13% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.45%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Vectren sales marked an awful loss and depreciated a -3.79%.
VVC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2016-Q4$699 M-$70 M10.0%-
2017-Q1$625 M-10.66%$55 M8.9%-20.40%
2017-Q2$631 M0.99%$38 M6.0%-32.13%
2017-Q3$691 M9.59%$62 M9.0%64.63%
2017-Q4$711 M2.86%$61 M8.6%-1.13%
2018-Q1$658 M-7.40%$64 M9.6%3.76%
2018-Q2$644 M-2.14%$22 M3.4%-65.04%
2018-Q3$665 M3.21%$50 M7.6%127.03%

Vectren ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Vectren, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

VVC
Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Vectren summary

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Open$72.38
Close$72.38
Day range$72.35 - $72.40
Previous close$72.37
Session gain0.01%
Average true range$0.21
50d mov avg$71.87
100d mov avg$71.46
200d mov avg$70.60
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Vectren performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Vectren against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
VVCVectren1.91%2.54%23.35%

Vectren competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Vectren competitor. This doesn't mean Vectren does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.