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 several days of continuous rises in past weeks, Vectren stayed constant 0.01% to $72.38. Counting January 31st, 2019, it's been 3 climbing sessions in a row, soaring $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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These 2 buy setups are elegible 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 posted 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 ended at $72.38 after reaching a new all time high ($72.40) and stayed constant a tight 0.01%.

Shares of Vectren closed at $72.38 after marking a new all time high ($72.40) and stayed constant a tight 0.01%. 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 grew 0.51% late January 2019 and touched a new all time high at $72.40.

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 18th, 2012 at $23.50 per share1. Since then, VVC stock grew a 208.00%, with an average of 29.70% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Vectren stock in 2012, it would worth $2,080.00 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. 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 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Vectren stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Vectren let down experts when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.71 when the market consensus was $0.75. Vectren will present its financial report . Analysts expect an Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio 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

In 2017, Vectren annual turnover rose a shining 8.54% to $2,657.30 million dollars from $2,448.30 marked in 2016. On the other hand, its earnings margin (compared to sales) stayed stable to 8.13%, that is $216.00 million.

Vectren fiscal year ends in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Vectren TTM sales up to September 2018 were $2,678.70 and income $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 sales up to September, compared to lastest yearly report, remained constant 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 million in revenues for 2018-Q3, a 3.21% up 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 turnover to same quarter last year, Vectren sales marked a fatal correction and decreased 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

Having a look at Vectren ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.

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 following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

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

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. In the following table, we compare Vectren performance to :
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.