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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After reaching all time highs on January, Vectren stayed stable 0.01% to $72.38. With January, it's been 3 green sessions in a row, gaining $0.44 or 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 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 find any rating for VVC stock for the last month.

Vectren stock analysis

Daily outlook

Vectren stayed steady 0.01% to $72.38 after reaching all time highs on January.

After topping to all time highs on January, Vectren stayed steady 0.01% on January to $72.38. On January, VVC hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $72.39 recorded on January. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences. On October 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 shares raised 0.51% late January and reached a new all time high at $72.40.

Since price and SMA10w lines crossed up early November, VVC climbed $1.36 (1.91%).

VVC stock chart (weekly)

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 an average of 16.20% per year. 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 target

Nobody 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. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month 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 let down analysts on November when it posted an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.71 when the analysts' forecast was $0.75. Vectren is reporting earnings for 2018-Q4 on February, 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 a pretty good growth of 8.54% to $2,657.30 M USD. By contrast, its income margin (compared to revenues) remained steady to 8.13%, that is $216.00 million.

To have an up to date 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 income was $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, stayed stable a slightly fine 0.81%. Aligned with this, profit margin (net income/revenues) remained steady at 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 posted $665.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q3, a 3.21% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income 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 turnover to same quarter last year, Vectren sales marked a fateful drop down and slightly fell 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 company, it's worth to check 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:

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. For Vectren, the comparison is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
VVCVectren1.91%2.54%0.00%

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.