Valvoline Inc. [VVV] moved up 0.57: Why It’s Important

Valvoline Inc. [NYSE: VVV] gained 0.57% on the last trading session, reaching $31.96 price per share at the time. The company report on December 2, 2022 that Valvoline Establishes ESG and Equality Council to Support Continued Progress on Sustainabilty, DE&I and Governance Matters.

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Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a trusted leader in preventive automotive maintenance delivering quick and convenient service, today announced that it has established an internal ESG and Equality Council (the “Council”) to guide and support the Company’s continued progress on Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) initiatives as it transitions into a pure-play retail services business. The creation of the Council follows the Company’s constructive discussions with Chicane Capital Management, LP, (“Chicane”), the investment manager to current Valvoline shareholder, Chicane Opportunities Fund, LP.

The Council will be overseen by Valvoline’s Board of Directors through its Governance & Nominating Committee, and led by Julie O’Daniel, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Valvoline. Valvoline director Carol H. Kruse, the former Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at ESPN and Cambia Health Solutions, will be joining the Council, as will other senior executives of Valvoline. The Council will focus on strengthening Valvoline’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (“DE&I”), including gender, racial and LGBTQ inclusion, and will work to further Valvoline’s efforts to integrate sustainability into the company’s business operations. The Council will enhance these initiatives with corporate governance practices and will work closely with Valvoline’s employee-driven DEI Council to deepen the Company’s commitment to an inclusive culture for all.

Valvoline Inc. represents 179.10 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $5.66 billion with the latest information. VVV stock price has been found in the range of $31.31 to $31.99.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.56M shares, VVV reached a trading volume of 2480857 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 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 $38.71 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 1.70. 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.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Valvoline Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on December 06, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JP Morgan raised their target price from $30 to $36. The new note on the price target was released on May 12, 2022, representing the official price target for Valvoline Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $39 to $30, while JP Morgan kept a Neutral rating on VVV stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Valvoline Inc. is set at 0.77, with the Price to Sales ratio for VVV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.58. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 18.69, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.13. Price to Free Cash Flow for VVV in the course of the last twelve months was 89.77 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.70.

Trading performance analysis for VVV stock

Valvoline Inc. [VVV] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.06. With this latest performance, VVV shares dropped by -2.59% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.89% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -10.60% 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 54.08, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.75, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.84 for Valvoline Inc. [VVV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 30.75, while it was recorded at 31.12 for the last single week of trading, and 30.07 for the last 200 days.

Valvoline Inc. [VVV]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Valvoline Inc. [VVV] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.74 and a Gross Margin at +38.54. Valvoline Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.85.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 49.55, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.31.

Valvoline Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.

Valvoline Inc. [VVV]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Valvoline Inc. [VVV]

There are presently around $5,108 million, or 94.00% of VVV stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VVV stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 16,971,668, which is approximately 0.228% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 16,091,515 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $514.28 million in VVV stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $513.45 million in VVV stock with ownership of nearly 4.613% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Valvoline Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 147 institutional holders increased their position in Valvoline Inc. [NYSE:VVV] by around 15,878,104 shares. Additionally, 206 investors decreased positions by around 19,557,804 shares, while 68 investors held positions by with 124,375,295 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 159,811,203 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VVV stock had 41 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,620,704 shares, while 62 institutional investors sold positions of 6,896,273 shares during the same period.


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