Market Analysts see Valvoline Inc. [VVV] gaining to $40. Time to buy?

Valvoline Inc. [NYSE: VVV] traded at a high on 04/29/21, posting a 7.33 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $31.19. The company report on April 29, 2021 that Valvoline, Inc. to Host Earnings Call.

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Valvoline, Inc. (NYSE:VVV) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2021 Second Quarter Earnings call to be held on April 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time.

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The results of the trading session contributed to over 2616583 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Valvoline Inc. stands at 1.91% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.69%.

The market cap for VVV stock reached $5.61 billion, with 185.00 million shares outstanding and 180.71 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.51M shares, VVV reached a trading volume of 2616583 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $30.50 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 1.90. 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.

Jefferies have made an estimate for Valvoline Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 19, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Monness Crespi & Hardt raised their target price from $26 to $30. The new note on the price target was released on February 04, 2021, representing the official price target for Valvoline Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Valvoline Inc. is set at 0.65, with the Price to Sales ratio for VVV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.34. Price to Free Cash Flow for VVV in the course of the last twelve months was 37.87 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.00.

How has VVV stock performed recently?

Valvoline Inc. [VVV] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 9.25. With this latest performance, VVV shares gained by 18.19% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 65.03% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 72.32% 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 87.17, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 93.86, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 80.99 for Valvoline Inc. [VVV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.49, while it was recorded at 29.37 for the last single week of trading, and 23.01 for the last 200 days.

Valvoline Inc. [VVV]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Valvoline Inc. [VVV] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.40 and a Gross Margin at +36.68. Valvoline Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +13.47.

Return on Total Capital for VVV is now 25.76, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 19.15. Additionally, VVV Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 103.42, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 75.35.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Valvoline Inc. [VVV] managed to generate an average of $36,023 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.64 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.92.Valvoline Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.00 and a Current Ratio set at 2.40.

Earnings analysis for Valvoline Inc. [VVV]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Valvoline Inc. posted 0.28/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.24/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 16.70%. 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 10.00%.

Insider trade positions for Valvoline Inc. [VVV]

There are presently around $5,378 million, or 96.50% of VVV stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VVV stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 16,741,914, which is approximately 2.104% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 15,571,692 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $485.68 million in VVV stocks shares; and CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, currently with $368.51 million in VVV stock with ownership of nearly -9.815% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Valvoline Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 133 institutional holders increased their position in Valvoline Inc. [NYSE:VVV] by around 16,331,023 shares. Additionally, 156 investors decreased positions by around 14,362,299 shares, while 57 investors held positions by with 141,724,750 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 172,418,072 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VVV stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,896,927 shares, while 37 institutional investors sold positions of 4,022,748 shares during the same period.

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