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Investor’s Watch List: Valvoline Inc. (NYSE:VVV) & Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR)

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE:VVV)

Valvoline Inc. is a producer and distributor of premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants as well as automotive chemicals. The company’s brand and franchises consists of Valvoline Instant Oil Change(SM) & Valvoline lubricants and automotive chemicals (TM) & MaxLife lubricants (TM) & SynPower(TM) and Zerex(TM) antifreeze. Valvoline Inc. is based in Lexington, United States.

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE:VVV)’s Financial Overview

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE) surged 1.33% yesterday to close its trading session at $19.08. The company has 1 year Price Target of $21.91. Valvoline Inc. has 52-Week high of $24.18 and 52-Week Low of $17.49. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 24.18 and 52-Week Low on 17.49. The stock traded with the volume of 2.47 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $3.59 Billion.

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.34/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.35/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.01 a share with a surprise factor of -2.9%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -11.01 Percent, SMA50 of -6.82 Percent and SMA200 of -8.69 percent. Valvoline Inc. has P/S value of 1.56 while its P/B value stands at 0. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 12.4 percent, Return on Equity of -75.4 percent and Return on Investment of 31.7 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 34.6 percent and 17.2 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.5 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 12 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Valvoline Inc have a median target of 21.00, with a high estimate of 27.00 and a low estimate of 19.00. The median estimate represents a +10.06% increase from the last price of 19.08.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR)

Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out-of-home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States.

Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR)’s Financial Outlook

The 7 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Lamar Advertising Co have a median target of 77.00, with a high estimate of 88.00 and a low estimate of 69.00. The median estimate represents a +2.50% increase from the last price of 75.12.

Lamar Advertising Company is expected* to report earnings on 02/20/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 1 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.34. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.38.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Lamar Advertising Company has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.5. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 0% and closed its last trading session at $75.12. The company has the market capitalization of $7.49 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $80.68 and 52-Week low of $61.36. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 80.68 and 52-Week low on 61.36. The company has volume of 457062 shares. The company has a total of 99.74 Million shares outstanding.

Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.95/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.96/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.01. This shows a surprise factor of -1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 8.59 percent. Beta for Lamar Advertising Company stands at 1.04 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.45. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.77%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.78%%.

Lamar Advertising Company has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 1.3%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.26 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 3.57%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 7.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 27.5 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 12.1% with Gross margin of 65 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 27.2% and 18.5% respectively.