Vicor Corporation (VICR): Choosing The Technical Investor Route


Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ:VICR) does about 216.85K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 443371 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 2.82B USD. Its current market price is $61.29, marking a decrease of -1.48% compared to the previous close of $62.21. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $104.22 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $42.90. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $62.00 and a low of $58.50.

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Vicor Corporation (VICR) has a 20-day trading average at $67.94 and the current price is -41.19% off the 52-week high compared with 42.87% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $60.59 and its 200-day simple moving average is $60.55. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.93%, which increases to 4.25% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 40.99 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $66.00, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 7.14% over the period.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 3 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 3 analysts have rated it as a buy and 0 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Moderate Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on October 26, 2022 when CJS Securities upgraded the stock to “Market Outperform” and issued a price target of $63.

The current price level is -10.04%, 1.49%, and 1.20% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the VICR price moving above the 50-day SMA on February 17. Vicor Corporation (VICR) stock is down -3.24% over the week and -2.05% over the past month. Its price is 14.03% year-to-date and -41.53% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 9/29/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $0.18 below consensus estimates by -$0.03. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 04/20/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0.21 and $0.72 for whole year. VICR’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -42.90% this year and 56.90% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $103 million, which analysts say will come at $396.83 million for the current fiscal year and next year at $459.23 million. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $103.23 million.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 7.14 percent from here.

Outstanding shares total 44.03M with insiders holding 30.69% of the shares and institutional holders owning 57.20% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 13.10% and return on equity of 6.00%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 104.95 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 54.00. The beta has a value of 1.28. Price to book ratio is 5.96 and price to sales ratio is 7.34.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, American Funds Small Cap World Fu has reduced its position in Vicor Corporation (VICR) to 2,024,519 shares, mirroring a recent drop by -36.95%. American Funds Small Cap World Fu dumped -1.19 million shares of Vicor Corporation common stock bringing its total worth to about $140.56 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. American Funds Small Cap World Fu isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which added 14497.0 shares to end up with 701,650 shares worth $48.72 million. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF cut their holdings by -0.19% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.14% position in Vicor Corporation thanks to 0.69 million shares amounting to $48.04 million.


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