Valvoline (VVV) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.03

News articles about Valvoline (NYSE:VVV) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Valvoline earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.4255729281928 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

NYSE VVV traded down $0.14 during trading on Friday, hitting $22.09. The stock had a trading volume of 1,635,653 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,519,659. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.91, a current ratio of 2.00 and a quick ratio of 1.54. The company has a market cap of $4,447.46, a P/E ratio of 15.89, a PEG ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.00. Valvoline has a one year low of $20.99 and a one year high of $25.63.

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Valvoline (NYSE:VVV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $545.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $530.10 million. Valvoline had a net margin of 10.37% and a negative return on equity of 148.14%. The company’s revenue was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.35 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Valvoline will post 1.35 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st were paid a $0.0745 dividend. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 28th. Valvoline’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 21.58%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Valvoline from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on Valvoline in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. JPMorgan Chase lowered Valvoline from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $23.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Friday, March 16th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Valvoline from $28.00 to $27.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Longbow Research lifted their price target on Valvoline from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Valvoline presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.86.

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About Valvoline

Valvoline Inc manufactures and markets engine and automotive maintenance products and services. It operates through three segments: Core North America, Quick Lubes, and International. The company offers lubricants for passenger car/light duty and heavy duty; antifreeze/coolants for original equipment manufacturers; functional and maintenance chemicals, such as brake fluids and power steering fluids, as well as specialty coatings for automotive and industrial applications comprising rust prevention and sound absorption; and oil and air filters for light-duty vehicles.

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