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 lowest price target was 54, which equates to a potential downside of -9.64 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.25 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

The growth rate of VVC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.57 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. VVC has a PEG ratio of -39.72.

In the last 52-weeks, VVC has achieved a high of 62.79 and a low of 46.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 28.46 percent, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.