Vertex Energy Inc. [VTNR] Is Currently -5.80 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?

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Vertex Energy Inc. [NASDAQ: VTNR] slipped around -0.53 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $8.61 at the close of the session, down -5.80%. The company report on March 8, 2022 that Vertex Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Results and Provides Strategic Update on Mobile Refinery Acquisition.


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Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR), (“Vertex” or the “Company”), a leading specialty refiner and marketer of high-quality refined products, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2021 ended December 31, 2021.

Vertex Energy Inc. stock is now 90.07% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. VTNR Stock saw the intraday high of $9.15 and lowest of $8.30 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 14.32, which means current price is +160.90% above from all time high which was touched on 03/28/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 3.20M shares, VTNR reached a trading volume of 4593410 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Vertex Energy Inc. [VTNR]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VTNR shares is $17.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VTNR stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. 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.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Vertex Energy Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on December 01, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on February 10, 2021, representing the official price target for Vertex Energy Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Vertex Energy Inc. is set at 0.76, with the Price to Sales ratio for VTNR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.53. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 19.57, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.59. Price to Free Cash Flow for VTNR in the course of the last twelve months was 61.00 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 4.70.

How has VTNR stock performed recently?

Vertex Energy Inc. [VTNR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.82. With this latest performance, VTNR shares gained by 29.47% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 67.51% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 562.31% 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 VTNR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.74, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.82, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.19 for Vertex Energy Inc. [VTNR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 6.21, while it was recorded at 8.94 for the last single week of trading, and 6.40 for the last 200 days.

Vertex Energy Inc. [VTNR]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Vertex Energy Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 4.70 and a Current Ratio set at 4.80.

Earnings analysis for Vertex Energy Inc. [VTNR]

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 VTNR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Vertex Energy Inc. go to 20.00%.

Insider trade positions for Vertex Energy Inc. [VTNR]

There are presently around $198 million, or 34.40% of VTNR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VTNR stocks are: AVENTAIL CAPITAL GROUP, LP with ownership of 2,504,902, which is approximately 143.716% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; TRELLUS MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC, holding 2,226,076 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $20.35 million in VTNR stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $18.7 million in VTNR stock with ownership of nearly 17.578% of the company’s market capitalization.

52 institutional holders increased their position in Vertex Energy Inc. [NASDAQ:VTNR] by around 10,338,567 shares. Additionally, 41 investors decreased positions by around 5,624,868 shares, while 11 investors held positions by with 5,660,870 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 21,624,305 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VTNR stock had 32 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,180,413 shares, while 24 institutional investors sold positions of 2,182,591 shares during the same period.

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