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 maximum price target given was 66, which equates to a potential upside of 10.44 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 54, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.25 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.08 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of VVC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.57 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 28.46 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.83 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.95 billion. VVC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.