An Important Check-Up On Vector Group Ltd (NYSE: VGR)

Vector Group Ltd (VGR) concluded trading on Thursday at a closing price of $9.91, with 2.91 million shares of worth about $28.79 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained negative as price took a plunge of -10.96% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a loss of about -1.49%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 154.84M shares, out of which, 133.97M shares are available for trading.

According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 25 times over the past 12 months. They bought 667,500 shares in 9 of the transactions. In 16 selling transactions, insiders dumped 523,255 shares.

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However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 10.08, or with a loss of -1.49%. Stock saw a price change of -7.04% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of -10.07%. Year-to-date (YTD), VGR shares are showing a performance of -12.15% which decreased to -23.42% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $9.86 but also hit the highest price of $14.39 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Vector Group Ltd shares is 829.97K. The stock is currently trading -6.54% below its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is down -9.68% for SMA50 and it goes to -13.17% lower than SMA200.

Vector Group Ltd (NYSE: VGR) currently have 154.84M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 62.87% of that.

The stock has a current market capitalization of $1.55B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 1.02. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 9.03, while it has posted earnings per share of $1.10 in the same period. Its PEG reads 0.47 and has Quick Ratio of 1.79. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for VGR, volatility over the week remained 2.46% while standing at 2.26% over the month.

Analysts are in expectations that Vector Group Ltd (VGR) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $0.32 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $0 and it is $1.28 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $0.26 which is $0.38 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $0.31 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to rise by 13.96% while it is estimated to increase by 11.34% in next year. EPS is likely to grow at an annualized rate of 19.10% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of 14.49% made by the stock over the past 5-years.

Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Barclays on March 31, 2022 offering an Overweight rating for the stock and assigned a target price range of between $12 and $16 to it.

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