Deeper Dive: Understanding Vector Group Ltd (VGR) Through its Various Ratios

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The price of Vector Group Ltd (NYSE: VGR) closed at $10.84 in the last session, up 1.98% from day before closing price of $10.63. In other words, the price has increased by $1.98 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.48 million shares were traded. VGR stock price reached its highest trading level at $10.93 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $10.56.


We take a closer look at VGR’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 3.70 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 8.03. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 2.18 and its Current Ratio is at 2.65.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Barclays on March 31, 2022, Upgraded its rating to Overweight and sets its target price to $16 from $12 previously.

On November 15, 2021, Barclays Upgraded its rating to Equal Weight which previously was Underweight and also upped its target price recommendation from $13 to $17.

Oppenheimer Upgraded its Perform to Outperform on November 09, 2021, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $18.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Dec 14 ’23 when LEBOW BENNETT S sold 121,054 shares for $11.69 per share. The transaction valued at 1,415,605 led to the insider holds 23,750 shares of the business.

LEBOW BENNETT S sold 50,000 shares of VGR for $583,945 on Dec 13 ’23. The Director now owns 144,804 shares after completing the transaction at $11.68 per share. On Sep 11 ’23, another insider, KIRKLAND J BRYANT III, who serves as the insider of the company, bought 10,000 shares for $10.32 each. As a result, the insider paid 103,200 and bolstered with 450,623 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, VGR now has a Market Capitalization of 1706422016 and an Enterprise Value of 2630284032. As of this moment, Vector’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 9.34, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 8.60. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.49. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.21. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.797 whereas that against EBITDA is 7.391.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for VGR is 1.05, which has changed by -0.14104599 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2586832 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, VGR has reached a high of $13.43, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $9.27. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 2.41%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 0.80%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, VGR traded on average about 1.09M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1262270 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 154.84M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 134.81M. Insiders hold about 14.36% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 64.49% stake in the company. Shares short for VGR as of 1715731200 were 3938731 with a Short Ratio of 2.88, compared to 1713139200 on 3148665. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 3938731 and a Short% of Float of 3.63.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for VGR is 0.80, which was 0.8 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.0752587The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 8.46. The current Payout Ratio is 68.71% for VGR, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-06-05 with an ex-dividend date of 1717545600. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2021-12-30 when the company split stock in a 141:100 ratio.

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