Valvoline (NYSE:VVV) Now Covered by Analysts at Piper Sandler

Piper Sandler began coverage on shares of Valvoline (NYSE:VVVFree Report) in a report issued on Wednesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm issued an overweight rating and a $49.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock.

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on VVV. Mizuho initiated coverage on Valvoline in a report on Tuesday, March 19th. They set a buy rating and a $50.00 price target for the company. Royal Bank of Canada restated an outperform rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of Valvoline in a report on Friday, June 7th. Finally, Citigroup raised their price target on Valvoline from $36.00 to $45.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, March 13th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company presently has an average rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus target price of $43.78.

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Valvoline Stock Performance

NYSE:VVV opened at $41.21 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 15.83. Valvoline has a 12-month low of $29.15 and a 12-month high of $45.37. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $41.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $40.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.71 and a beta of 1.44.

Valvoline (NYSE:VVVGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. Valvoline had a return on equity of 136.59% and a net margin of 11.78%. The firm had revenue of $388.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $390.75 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.23 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 12.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Valvoline will post 1.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Valvoline

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Park Place Capital Corp bought a new stake in shares of Valvoline in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $26,000. GAMMA Investing LLC bought a new stake in shares of Valvoline during the 4th quarter worth approximately $35,000. Principal Securities Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Valvoline during the 4th quarter worth approximately $39,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Valvoline during the 4th quarter worth approximately $57,000. Finally, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale bought a new stake in shares of Valvoline during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $60,000. 96.13% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Valvoline

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Valvoline Inc engages in the operation and franchising of vehicle service centers and retail stores in the United States and Canada. The company, through its service centers, provides fluid exchange for motor oil, transmission and differential fluid, and coolant; parts replacement for batteries, filters, wiper blades, and belts; and safety services, such as tire inflation and rotation, bulbs, and safety checks.

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