Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET] is 40.22% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Vermilion Energy Inc. [NYSE: VET] gained 13.04% on the last trading session, reaching $6.24 price per share at the time. The company report on January 19, 2021 that Vermilion Energy Inc. Announces 2021 Budget.

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Vermilion Energy Inc. (“Vermilion”, “We”, “Our”, “Us” or the “Company”) (TSX, NYSE: VET) is pleased to announce its 2021 exploration and development (“E&D”) capital budget and associated production guidance.


Vermilion Energy Inc. represents 158.30 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $987.79 million with the latest information. VET stock price has been found in the range of $5.55 to $6.30.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.24M shares, VET reached a trading volume of 4321260 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET]:

JP Morgan have made an estimate for Vermilion Energy Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on December 08, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 23, 2020, representing the official price target for Vermilion Energy Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vermilion Energy Inc. is set at 0.36 The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.50.

Trading performance analysis for VET stock

Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 15.77. With this latest performance, VET shares gained by 9.67% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 45.45% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -56.45% 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 VET stock in for the last two-week period is set at 68.49, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 73.25, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.63 for Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 5.02, while it was recorded at 5.78 for the last single week of trading, and 4.27 for the last 200 days.

Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.45 and a Gross Margin at +17.50. Vermilion Energy Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.88.

Return on Total Capital for VET is now 3.95, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.71. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 1.24, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.54. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 83.21. Additionally, VET Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 45.42, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 34.80. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 82.25, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 44.89.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET] managed to generate an average of $41,518 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.41 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.29.

Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Vermilion Energy Inc. posted -0.15/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0/share. 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 VET. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Vermilion Energy Inc. go to 22.76%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Vermilion Energy Inc. [VET]

There are presently around $152 million, or 27.05% of VET stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VET stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 4,255,294, which is approximately -0.048% of the company’s market cap and around 2.33% of the total institutional ownership; BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, holding 2,511,461 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $15.67 million in VET stocks shares; and MORGAN STANLEY, currently with $11.42 million in VET stock with ownership of nearly 251.875% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Vermilion Energy Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 40 institutional holders increased their position in Vermilion Energy Inc. [NYSE:VET] by around 7,137,780 shares. Additionally, 45 investors decreased positions by around 4,157,133 shares, while 19 investors held positions by with 13,068,883 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 24,363,796 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VET stock had 19 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,568,735 shares, while 13 institutional investors sold positions of 2,856,122 shares during the same period.

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