JP Morgan lifts Valvoline Inc. [VVV] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Valvoline Inc. [NYSE: VVV] plunged by -$0.01 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $20.07 during the day while it closed the day at $19.70. The company report on October 6, 2020 that G.research 44th Annual Auto Symposium – Virtual.

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Valvoline Inc. stock has also gained 3.36% of its value over the past 7 days. However, VVV stock has declined by -3.53% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 39.72% and lost -7.99% year-on date.

The market cap for VVV stock reached $3.55 billion, with 186.00 million shares outstanding and 184.15 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.30M shares, VVV reached a trading volume of 1558486 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Valvoline Inc. [VVV]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VVV shares is $24.44 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VVV stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for Valvoline Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on August 05, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on June 04, 2020, representing the official price target for Valvoline Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Valvoline Inc. is set at 0.56, with the Price to Sales ratio for VVV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.52. Price to Free Cash Flow for VVV in the course of the last twelve months was 20.89 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.80.

VVV stock trade performance evaluation

Valvoline Inc. [VVV] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.36. With this latest performance, VVV shares dropped by -2.76% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 39.72% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.37% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VVV stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.75, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.68 for Valvoline Inc. [VVV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 20.57, while it was recorded at 19.64 for the last single week of trading, and 19.02 for the last 200 days.

Valvoline Inc. [VVV]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Valvoline Inc. [VVV] shares currently have an operating margin of +15.69 and a Gross Margin at +33.89. Valvoline Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.70.

Return on Total Capital for VVV is now 34.88, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 19.76. Additionally, VVV Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 122.65, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 67.68.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Valvoline Inc. [VVV] managed to generate an average of $26,329 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.90 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.22.Valvoline Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.80 and a Current Ratio set at 3.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Valvoline Inc. [VVV] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Valvoline Inc. posted 0.4/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.33/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 21.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VVV. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Valvoline Inc. go to 5.00%.

Valvoline Inc. [VVV]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $3,414 million, or 94.60% of VVV stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VVV stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 17,333,657, which is approximately -4.89% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 16,480,080 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $324.66 million in VVV stocks shares; and CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, currently with $240.97 million in VVV stock with ownership of nearly 8.654% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Valvoline Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 140 institutional holders increased their position in Valvoline Inc. [NYSE:VVV] by around 24,013,890 shares. Additionally, 170 investors decreased positions by around 22,469,812 shares, while 52 investors held positions by with 126,835,545 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 173,319,247 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VVV stock had 49 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,747,917 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 6,228,662 shares during the same period.

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