Veritiv Buy or Sell Recommendation

Macroaxis provides Veritiv Corporation buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Veritiv positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Veritiv Corporation available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Veritiv buy-and-hold prospective. Also please take a look at Veritiv Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus

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Veritiv Corporation -- USA Stock  

USD 32.85  0.25  0.77%

Given the investment horizon of 30 days, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Veritiv Corporation is 'Strong Hold'.
For the selected time horizon Veritiv Corporation has a risk adjusted performance of 0.0546, jensen alpha of (0.12), total risk alpha of (0.8), sortino ratio of 0.052 and treynor ratio of 0.126
Macroaxis recommendation module can be used to complement Veritiv buy or sell recommendation provided by average analyst sentiment. It analyzes the firm potential to grow using fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure Veritiv is not overpriced, please validate all Veritiv fundamentals including its Total Debt, Earnings Per Share and the relationship between Net Income and Book Value Per Share . Given that Veritiv has Number of Shares Shorted of 489.49 K, we advise you double-check Veritiv Corporation market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your current risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.27Value At Risk-2.4024
Potential Upside2.9688Standard Deviation1.571
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Acadian Asset Management LlcCommon Shares19.7 K641 K
State Of Alaska Department Of RevenueCommon Shares2.2 K72 K
Bank Of MontrealCommon Shares1.3 K42 K
Cutler Group LpCommon Shares82826 K
Reilly Financial Advisors LlcCommon Shares51017 K
Meeder Asset Management IncCommon Shares35812 K
Ls Investment Advisors LlcCommon Shares33511 K
Cutler Group LpPut Options10003 K
Cutler Group LpCall Options1.9 K0.0

Veritiv Greeks

Alpha over DOW
βBeta against DOW=2.05
Overall volatility
 IrInformation ratio =0.0476

Veritiv Volatility Alert

Veritiv Corporation has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.0 and kurtosis of -0.04. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Veritiv Corporation to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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FundamentalsVeritivPeer Average
Return On Equity(0.27) % (15.17) %
Return On Asset2.69 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin(0.02) % (5.5) %
Operating Margin1.27 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation1.46 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding15.7 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.65 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions95.41 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted489.49 K3.24 M
Price to Earning(343.16) times40.69 times
Price to Book0.94 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.06 times17.81 times
Revenue8.27 B9.85 B
Gross Profit1.5 B21.75 B
EBITDA141.8 M1.41 B
Net Income(1.5 M)517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents55.3 M3.89 B
Cash per Share3.52 times5.17 times
Total Debt995.9 M7.36 B
Debt to Equity183.1 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio2.43 times3.3 times
Book Value Per Share34.63 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations13.5 M1.25 B
Short Ratio4.52 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share(0.09) times2.3 times
Price to Earnings To Growth0.99 times1.22 times
Number of Employees8.8 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization511.83 M29.78 B
Total Asset2.48 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings(1.3 M)38.24 B
Working Capital1.11 B3.58 B
Current Asset1.93 B36.8 B
Strong Hold

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Financial Leverage

   Acquisition by Tracy Leinbach of 2008 shares of Veritiv subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]
Risk Adjusted Performance0.0546
Market Risk Adjusted Performance0.136
Mean Deviation1.24
Semi Deviation1.12
Downside Deviation1.44
Coefficient Of Variation585.69
Standard Deviation1.57
Information Ratio0.0476
Jensen Alpha(0.12)
Total Risk Alpha(0.8)
Sortino Ratio0.052
Treynor Ratio0.126
Maximum Drawdown6.07
Value At Risk(2.4)
Potential Upside2.97
Downside Variance2.07
Semi Variance1.26
Expected Short fall(1.79)

Current Valuation

Veritiv Current Valuation Analysis
Veritiv Corporation is rated second in current valuation category among related companies. After adjusting for long-term liabilities, total market size of Wholesale industry is at this time estimated at about 11.45 Billion. Veritiv retains roughly 1.46 Billion in current valuation claiming about 13% of Wholesale industry.