Valvoline Inc (VVV): A Technical Analysis

VVV has 36-month beta value of 1.46. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 2 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 as “overweight,” 6 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The public float for VVV is 128.84M, and currently, short sellers hold a 6.00% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of VVV on April 04, 2024 was 1.23M shares.

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VVV) stock’s latest price update

Valvoline Inc (NYSE: VVV)’s stock price has dropped by -0.34 in relation to previous closing price of 43.53. Nevertheless, the company has seen a loss of -0.23% in its stock price over the last five trading days. InvestorPlace reported 2024-03-11 that Regarding auto stocks, most investors think of car companies such as General Motors (NYSE: GM ) and Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ). However, there are plenty of other companies that benefit from automotive manufacturing.

VVV’s Market Performance

Valvoline Inc (VVV) has experienced a -0.23% fall in stock performance for the past week, with a -1.72% drop in the past month, and a 18.07% rise in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.77%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.85% for VVV. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -1.48% for VVV’s stock, with a simple moving average of 19.76% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of VVV

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for VVV stocks, with Mizuho repeating the rating for VVV by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for VVV in the upcoming period, according to Mizuho is $50 based on the research report published on March 19, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see VVV reach a price target of $44, previously predicting the price at $37. The rating they have provided for VVV stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on January 16th, 2024.

Goldman gave a rating of “Neutral” to VVV, setting the target price at $37 in the report published on September 11th of the previous year.

VVV Trading at 5.40% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought VVV to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.39% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.85%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.77%, as shares sank -0.85% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +17.05% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VVV fell by -0.23%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +17.56% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $44.01. In addition, Valvoline Inc saw 15.43% 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 VVV starting from O’Daniel Julie Marie, who sale 9,000 shares at the price of $34.51 back on Nov 29 ’23. After this action, O’Daniel Julie Marie now owns 15,981 shares of Valvoline Inc, valued at $310,545 using the latest closing price.

Dobbins Robert Travis, the Chief Technology Officer of Valvoline Inc, sale 2,000 shares at $34.49 during a trade that took place back on Nov 28 ’23, which means that Dobbins Robert Travis is holding 12,478 shares at $68,973 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for VVV

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.19 for the present operating margin
  • 0.38 for the gross margin

The net margin for Valvoline Inc stands at 0.14. The total capital return value is set at 0.12. Equity return is now at value 116.52, with 6.59 for asset returns.

Based on Valvoline Inc (VVV), the company’s capital structure generated 0.97 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at -0.01. The debt to equity ratio resting at 28.31. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 6.95.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 401.6 million with net debt to EBITDA at 3.72. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 4.74. The receivables turnover for the company is 17.77for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.55. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.24.

Conclusion

To put it simply, Valvoline Inc (VVV) has had a mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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