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Recent Performance: Valvoline (NYSE: VVV)

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Valvoline is part of the oil and gas refining and marketing industry and is part of the energy sector. The company CEO is Samuel J. Mitchell. Valvoline Inc manufactures and distributes automotive, commercial, industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The VVV stock showed a previous change of -1.20% with an open at 18.39 and a close of 18.10. It reached an intraday high of 18.45 and a low of 18.07.

SeekingAlpha:  Valvoline: Fueled With Growth Potential After A Bump In The Road

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $3.4b with 188.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 187.8m shares. Trading volume reached 1,911,868 shares compared to its average volume of 1,765,391 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Valvoline shares returned -4.18% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -18.86%. Over three months, it changed -11.01%. In one year it has changed -23.21% and within that year its 52-week high was 24.13 and its 52-week low was 17.49. VVV stock is 3.49% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 20.50 and a 50 day moving average of 20.08. Currently VVV stock is trading -11.72% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Valvoline: Fueled With Growth Potential After A Bump In The Road

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.84 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.55. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.34. The TTM EPS is 1.29, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.03.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.27
09-30-2018:  0.34
06-30-2018:  0.32
03-31-2018:  0.34

The dividend per share is currently 0.36, which is a dividend yield of 1.99%. Also, the payout ratio is 27.98%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 12.90, which means it may be overvalued by -40.35%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 148.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 8,650,899, which is 4.60% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.62. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.98

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 12.79%, profit margin is 9.97%, price-to-sales is 1.50 and.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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