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Should You Invest in Vertex Energy Inc. (VTNR) Now?

, and the 36-month beta value for VTNR is at 2.11. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 5 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 2 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price suggested by analysts for VTNR is $12.29, which is $5.69 above the current market price. The public float for VTNR is 61.26M, and currently, shorts hold a 31.14% of that float. The average trading volume for VTNR on May 26, 2023 was 2.88M shares.

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VTNR) stock’s latest price update

Vertex Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR)’s stock price has decreased by -5.17 compared to its previous closing price of 6.96. However, the company has seen a -7.56% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 05/27/21 that Ford, Snowflake, GameStop: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

VTNR’s Market Performance

VTNR’s stock has fallen by -7.56% in the past week, with a monthly drop of -12.81% and a quarterly drop of -16.88%. The volatility ratio for the week is 4.36% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 5.98% for Vertex Energy Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -6.68% for VTNR stock, with a simple moving average of -13.76% for the last 200 days.

VTNR Trading at -17.22% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought VTNR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -63.54% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 5.98%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.36%, as shares sank -15.49% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -9.09% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VTNR fell by -7.56%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -15.38% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $7.01. In addition, Vertex Energy Inc. saw 6.45% 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 VTNR starting from Rhame James Gary, who purchase 4,000 shares at the price of $6.33 back on May 12. After this action, Rhame James Gary now owns 14,648 shares of Vertex Energy Inc., valued at $25,310 using the latest closing price.

Cowart Benjamin P, the CEO and President of Vertex Energy Inc., sale 66,666 shares at $8.00 during a trade that took place back on Apr 19, which means that Cowart Benjamin P is holding 5,450,608 shares at $533,328 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for VTNR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +4.89 for the present operating margin
  • +9.47 for the gross margin

The net margin for Vertex Energy Inc. stands at -0.61. The total capital return value is set at 38.32, while invested capital returns managed to touch -6.56.

Based on Vertex Energy Inc. (VTNR), the company’s capital structure generated 173.45 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 63.43. Total debt to assets is 53.45, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 158.62. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 58.01.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.23, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.49. The receivables turnover for the company is 140.13 and the total asset turnover is 5.48. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.50.


In conclusion, Vertex Energy Inc. (VTNR) has had a bad performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bullish, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.