Vector Group Ltd. (VGR): Analysis on simple moving average


Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) changes shares on Monday trading session, with a change of -5.27% or -$0.62 shares. The trading starts at $11.73 and closed at $11.77 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $11.05 and day high was $11.76 on Monday, June 22. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 1.09 million while its average volume is 1.25M. In other hand, the VGR market cap reached to $1.73B. While, its current target price is $11.15 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -6.62% and up 2.01% for month. Its quarterly performance was 8.78% above, while its half year performance is down -10.80%. VGR yearly performance stood at positive 21.07% and fall -16.73% for year-to-date.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. VGR EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 0.52. EPS for this year is 89.50%, while for the next year its value is 0.61. Sales growth for the current quarter is 1.94 while its EPS Q/Q reached -132.90%. It has an EPS of 18.10% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 11.00%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on VGR for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 0 of 1 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 1 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $24.49-$24.49. Average target price for VGR was reached at $24.49.

The insider ownership moved to 3.10% and institutional holding shifted to 58.80%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 0.52. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 1 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.11, while 0.28 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for VGR published in the report was 0.11-0.11 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.28 which is higher than -0.03 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for VGR fall -6.38% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 1.21% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -4.97%. The moving average value for Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) is 11.81 and 11.38 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in VGR stock. On Jun 17, LEBOW BENNETT S, Director, sold 98,764 trading shares at the cost of $11.99, which valued at 1.18 million. On Jun 16, LEBOW BENNETT S, Director, sold 51,236 shares at the cost of $12.12, with total shares of 729,659. On May 18, LAMPEN RICHARD, EVP, bought 25,000 shares at the cost of 10.85. After this transaction, LAMPEN RICHARD total shares reached to 296,486 which valued at 0.27 million.