Vectren stock: buy or sell?
January 31st, 2019
Vectren Corporation provides energy delivery services to residential, commercial, and industrial and other contract customers.
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Currently, 2 buy setups are elegible for Vectren 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 Vectren stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for VVC stock for the last 30 days.
Vectren stock analysis
After reaching all time highs on January, Vectren remained constant 0.01% on January to $72.38.
Vectren shares remained steady 0.01% on January and marked a new all time high at $72.40. On October VVC price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.
Vectren touched new all time highs back again this week, setting highs to $72.40. Shares ended at $72.38 and appreciated 0.51% during the week.
Since early November 2018 when VVC stock price broke up the SMA10w line, it gained $1.36 (1.91%).
Vectren stock price history
Vectren IPO was on January 4th, 2018 at $62.31 per share1. Since then, VVC stock grew a 16.20%, with a yearly average of 16.20%. If you had invested $1,000 in Vectren stock in 2018, it would worth $162.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Vectren stock historical price chart
VVC stock reached all-time highs on January with a price of $72.40.
Vectren stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' VVC stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. 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 ShareVectren disappointed experts on November when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.71 when the market consensus was $0.75. Vectren will present its financial report on February. Analysts expect an Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio of $0.92.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2017, Vectren annual sales jumped a great 8.54% to $2,657.30 M USD from $2,448.30 marked in 2016. However, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) stayed constant 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 dollars. 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 stable a slightly fine 0.81%. Regarding profit margin, Vectren stayed constant -0.76% to 8.13%
|2013||$2,460 M||-||$137 M5.6%||-|
|2014||$2,612 M||6.17%||$167 M6.4%||22.18%|
|2015||$2,435 M||-6.78%||$197 M8.1%||18.21%|
|2016||$2,448 M||0.56%||$212 M8.6%||7.25%|
|2017||$2,657 M||8.54%||$216 M8.1%||2.08%|
|TTM||$2,679 M||0.81%||$197 M7.4%||-8.66%|
Quarterly financial resultsVectren reported $665.00 million in revenues for 2018-Q3, a 3.21% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $50.40 million with a profit margin of 7.58%. Profit margin appreciated a 4.13% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.45%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Vectren sales marked a tragic drop down and slightly fell a -3.79%.
|2016-Q4||$699 M||-||$70 M10.0%||-|
|2017-Q1||$625 M||-10.66%||$55 M8.9%||-20.40%|
|2017-Q2||$631 M||0.99%||$38 M6.0%||-32.13%|
|2017-Q3||$691 M||9.59%||$62 M9.0%||64.63%|
|2017-Q4||$711 M||2.86%||$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 M||3.21%||$50 M7.6%||127.03%|
Vectren ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.
Vectren shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Vectren:
|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%|
|Thursday, January 31st, 2019|
|Day range||$72.35 - $72.40|
|Average true range||$0.21|
|50d mov avg||$71.87|
|100d mov avg||$71.46|
|200d mov avg||$70.60|
Vectren performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Vectren, the comparison is made against .