VSE Corp. (VSEC) Stock: A Closer Look at the Moving Averages

The stock of VSE Corp. (VSEC) has seen a -11.66% decrease in the past week, with a -2.90% drop in the past month, and a 10.14% flourish in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 5.60%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 3.43% for VSEC. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -4.36% for VSEC stock, with a simple moving average of 17.59% for the last 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in VSE Corp. (NASDAQ: VSEC) Right Now?

VSE Corp. (NASDAQ: VSEC) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.01x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for VSEC is 1.59. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 0 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The public float for VSEC is 13.62M and currently, short sellers hold a 4.37% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of VSEC on May 15, 2024 was 109.70K shares.

VSEC) stock’s latest price update

The stock price of VSE Corp. (NASDAQ: VSEC) has surged by 1.21 when compared to previous closing price of 74.37, but the company has seen a -11.66% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Seeking Alpha reported 2024-05-11 that VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC ) Q1 2024 Results Conference Call May 9, 2024 8:30 AM ET Company Participants Michael Perlman – Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasury John Cuomo – President & Chief Executive Officer Steve Griffin – Chief Financial Officer Tarang Sharma – Vice President, Controller and Head of Corporate Development Conference Call Participants Ken Herbert – RBC Capital Markets Jeff Van Sinderen – B. Riley Louie DiPalma – William Blair Josh Sullivan – The Benchmark Company Michael Ciarmoli – Truist Securities Operator Greetings, and welcome to the VSE Corporation First Quarter 2024 Results Conference Call.

Analysts’ Opinion of VSEC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for VSEC stocks, with RBC Capital Mkts repeating the rating for VSEC by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for VSEC in the upcoming period, according to RBC Capital Mkts is $55 based on the research report published on May 02, 2023 of the previous year 2023.

RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see VSEC reach a price target of $48, previously predicting the price at $65. The rating they have provided for VSEC stocks is “Sector Perform” according to the report published on May 18th, 2022.

RBC Capital Mkts gave a rating of “Outperform” to VSEC, setting the target price at $60 in the report published on October 22nd of the previous year.

VSEC Trading at -3.72% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought VSEC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -12.74% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.43%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.60%, as shares sank -1.88% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +3.55% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VSEC fell by -11.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +39.96% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $78.63. In addition, VSE Corp. saw 16.50% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Stock Fundamentals for VSEC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.11 for the present operating margin
  • 0.12 for the gross margin

The net margin for VSE Corp. stands at 0.03. The total capital return value is set at 0.09. Equity return is now at value 8.81, with 3.96 for asset returns.

Based on VSE Corp. (VSEC), the company’s capital structure generated 0.44 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at -0.11. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.79. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 2.83.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 115.11 million with net debt to EBITDA at 4.37. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.85. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.85for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.68. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.33.

Conclusion

In conclusion, VSE Corp. (VSEC) has seen mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as 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.

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