A Lesson to Learn: Virtu Financial Inc. (VIRT)

Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:VIRT) went down by -0.26% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $28.59. The company’s stock price has collected 3.00% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/29/20 that Virtu’s Triton EMS Takes Top Ranking in The TRADE’s Global 2020 Execution Management Systems Survey

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Is It Worth Investing in Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ :VIRT) Right Now?

Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:VIRT) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 7.27 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for VIRT is at -0.27. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 11 who provided ratings for Virtu Financial Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $26.64, which is $3.63 above the current price. VIRT currently public float of 88.86M and currently shorts hold a 3.47% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of VIRT was 1.64M shares.

VIRT’s Market Performance

VIRT stocks went up by 3.00% for the week, with a monthly drop of -10.92% and a quarterly performance of -2.91%, while its annual performance rate touched 46.56%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.22% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.53% for Virtu Financial Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -10.80% for VIRT stocks with a simple moving average of 4.73% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of VIRT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for VIRT stocks, with Loop Capital repeating the rating for VIRT by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for VIRT in the upcoming period, according to Loop Capital is $28 based on the research report published on September 11th of the current year 2020.

Compass Point, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see VIRT reach a price target of $21. The rating they have provided for VIRT stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on March 02nd, 2020.

Goldman gave a rating of “Neutral” to VIRT, setting the target price at $15.50 in the report published on January 06th of the current year.

VIRT Trading at -8.64% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought VIRT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -19.52% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.53%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.22%, as shares sank -13.79% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -11.94% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VIRT rose by +3.00%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +41.25% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $25.61. In addition, Virtu Financial Inc. saw 43.90% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at VIRT starting from Cifu Douglas A, who purchase 100,000 shares at the price of $22.45 back on Aug 11. After this action, Cifu Douglas A now owns 292,755 shares of Virtu Financial Inc., valued at $2,245,263 using the latest closing price.

PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION INVESTME, the 10% Owner of Virtu Financial Inc., sale 7,000,000 shares at $22.75 during a trade that took place back on Jun 15, which means that PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION INVESTME is holding 11,669,062 shares at $159,250,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for VIRT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -3.89 for the present operating margin
  • +28.02 for the gross margin

The net margin for Virtu Financial Inc. stands at -4.75. The total capital return value is set at -1.49, while invested capital returns managed to touch -2.37. Equity return is now at value 35.90, with 3.90 for asset returns.

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Based on Virtu Financial Inc. (VIRT), the company’s capital structure generated 291.06 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 74.43. Total debt to assets is 28.21, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 237.24. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 60.67.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 449.95M with total debt to EBITDA at 9.39. When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.67, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 1.27. The receivables turnover for the company is 0.98 and the total asset turnover is 0.15.

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