Analyst Ratings for Vectren Corp. (VVC)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Vectren Corp. (NYSE:VVC) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. VVC had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 8 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 2 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for VVC. The highest price target was 66, implying a possible profit of 10.44 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 54, implying a possible loss of -9.64 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.25 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.08 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.38 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

VVC has an estimated earnings growth rate of -0.57 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. VVC has a PEG ratio of -39.72.

VVC has traded between a high of 62.79 and a low of 46.52 over the past year. Currently the stock is 28.46 percent higher than its low, and 4.83 percent below the high. VVC has a P/E ratio of 22.64. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VVC value stock report compares VVC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VVC is $4.95 billion. VVC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.