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.

VVC was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 66, implying potential capital gains of 10.44 percent. The lowest price target was 54, implying a possible loss of -9.64 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.25 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.38 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of VVC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.57 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 price/earnings 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.