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 work for Vectren stock 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 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
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.
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%).
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 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. 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 ShareVectren 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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%.
|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 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%.
|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 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:
|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 performanceStocks 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 .