Vertex Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR) traded at $4.91 at close of the session on Friday, 01/07/22, made a downward move of -1.21% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $4.97 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.79 with the day’s price range being $4.82 – $5.13. In terms of its 52-week price range, VTNR has a high of $14.32 and a low of $0.80. The company’s stock has gained about 6.74% over that past 30 days.
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Vertex Energy Inc. has a market cap of $314.49 million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Nov 09, 2021. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.01, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$0.21 for 2021 and $1.09 for next year. These figures represent 69.10% and 619.00% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $29.37 million, with a low of $29.25 million and a high of $29.5 million. The median projection represents growth adding up to -26.70% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2021 is expected to hit $181.63 million, or 34.50% up from figures reported last year.
There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the VTNR stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.
Based on estimates by 4 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 0 have rated the Vertex Energy Inc. (VTNR) stock as a Hold, while 4 rate it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Buy and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note the current price level is 10.04% off its SMA20 and 6.33% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 57.16 while the volatility over the past week is 9.36% and jumps to 7.17% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.72, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.35.
Let’s briefly compare Vertex Energy Inc. (VTNR) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of -1.21% and 498.78% over the past 12 months for VTNR competes that of Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc (HCCI), which has seen its stock price fall -2.20% in the last trading session and was 39.87% over the last one year. . In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at -0.41% and -0.01%, respectively, at close of the trading.
Coming back to Vertex Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.20 million. Current shares outstanding are 61.35 million.
The insiders hold 2.20% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 26.30%. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 8.39% up in year-to-date price movement.