Earnings from Virtus Investment Partners Inc. [VRTS] are scheduled on April 28, 2021, before the market opens. It is expected that the company will report strong earnings for the quarter ending Mar 2021.
VRTS Stock Earnings Outlook For The Current Quarter
The consensus estimates for the quarter suggest that the company would earn $5.44 per share on revenue of $173.02M. Taking a look at the future, the company is projected to report revenue of $185.8M at an earnings per share of $7.33 for the Jun 2021 quarter. The estimates represent year-over-year improvements of 10.20% in revenue and 19.52% in earnings per share for the company.
VRTS Stock Earnings Forecast For The Current Year
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For the full financial year, Virtus Investment Partners Inc. [NASDAQ:VRTS] is forecasted to generate revenue of $805.13M. The figure is about $268.77 million above what the company actually reported for the fiscal year 2020. In terms of EPS, it is estimated to be $29 in 2021, which is $12.8 higher than the figure in FY20. Based on current estimates, earnings are expected to grow 79.00% this year, 19.50% next year, and 34.20% annually over the next five years. With regard to sales, forecasts suggest an incline of 50.10% in current fiscal year and 10.20% over following year.
VRTS Stock Price Performance
At the close of Tuesday’s session, Virtus Investment Partners Inc. [NASDAQ:VRTS] finished down -0.38% at $260.68. The stock’s highest single-day price was $270.00, and its lowest was $259.70. Its price rose 4.95% in the last five days. Since the beginning of the year, Virtus Investment Partners Inc.’s shares are up nearly 20.13%. However, the share price is -3.45% below its one year high. The top price reached by the shares of the company was $270.00 on 04/27/21, while the 52-week low came on 01/27/21, when the shares were $200.94. In the past year, shares of the company have risen 224.31%. At 50 days, the moving average achieved is $250.95 while at 200 days, the moving average is $193.27. There were 89707.0 shares traded in the last session, up from 38600.0 in the previous session.
Virtus Investment Partners Inc. [NASDAQ:VRTS] Stock Valuation Metrics
With a prevailing 12-month PE ratio of 26.19, Virtus Investment Partners Inc. [VRTS] does not qualify as a good candidate for the list of underestimated low-priced stocks that should be purchased sooner rather than later. By this measure, the company’s stock is trading at a premium to the industry average of 18.33 times trailing earnings. Investors may find it helpful to look at historical price-sales ratios, and in the case of this stock, 3.24 PS value ratio is reported for the last one year of reported earnings. This is below the average return 9.93 for the industry, which means VRTS offers an attractive investment opportunity than its competitors do.
VRTS Share Price Support And Resistance Levels
Based on the daily chart, the immediate backing lies around the 260.68 level, and the violation of this level will cause a further drop to 256.92 level. At the upper end, 277.52 remains a key resistance. As the stock increases, it may find resistance at 273.76. In the 14-day chart, the Relative Strength Index standing at 58.94 suggests a technical neutral stance while the MACD standing at 4.94 indicates price will increase in the next trading period. Stochastic %K at 73.77% suggests holding the stock while Percent R indicator at 33.89% suggests low price movement.
How much is the short interest in Virtus Investment Partners Inc.?
There have been a drop in short interest in the Virtus Investment Partners Inc. Financial stock, with short interest down by 62210.0 shares to 0.19 million shares on Mar 14, 2021. According to data provided by Yahoo Finance, the short interest on Apr 14, 2021 stood at 0.12 million shares. This 33.37% increase suggests some bearish sentiment was experienced by the stock. Shorted shares accounted for just 2.37% of the overall float in the stock, while the stock’s days to cover moved to 2.94.
How do analysts view Virtus Investment Partners Inc.?
In regard to the share price forecast for Virtus Investment Partners Inc. stock, the analysts, as surveyed by FactSet, forecast the price to reach $305.00 in the next twelve months, representing almost an 14.53% growth from its recent price of $260.68. Among Virtus Investment Partners Inc. stock projections, $365.00 is the highest analyst target for the stock, while $295.00 is the lowest. Despite this, 4 analysts who share their consensus rating for VRTS in 2021 agree that the stock is an Overweight. The latest rating change took place on 4/15/21, when Morgan Stanley Ratings launched coverage of the stock at “Equal-Weight” and assigned a price target of $295.0.