Veritiv Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

VRTV -- USA Stock  

USD 47.90  0.05  0.10%

Given the investment horizon of 30 days, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Veritiv Corporation is 'Cautious Hold'. Macroaxis provides Veritiv 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 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.

Time Horizon

Risk Tolerance

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Cautious Hold

Hype Condition

Current Valuation

Odds of Distress

Economic Sensitivity

Analyst Consensus

Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Veritiv Corporation has a mean deviation of 2.47, semi deviation of 1.38, standard deviation of 3.68, variance of 13.52, downside variance of 4.51 and semi variance of 1.9
Macroaxis buy or sell recommendation tool can be used to complement Veritiv advice provided by experts. It analyzes the firm potential to grow against your specific risk preferences and investment horizon. 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 694.56 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 Return0.81Value At Risk2.37
Potential Upside5.66Standard Deviation3.68
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Bain Capital Investors LlcCommon Shares4.3 M170.7 M
Baupost Group LlcCommon Shares3.8 M152.4 M
Blackrock IncCommon Shares1.6 M64.7 M
Dimensional Fund Advisors LpCommon Shares980.4 K39.1 M
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares638.9 K25.5 M
Vaughan Nelson Investment Management LpCommon Shares467.4 K18.6 M
State Street CorpCommon Shares289.5 K11.5 M

Veritiv Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=2.08
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.19

Veritiv Volatility Alert

Veritiv Corporation currently demonstrates below average downside deviation of 2.12. It has Information Ratio of 0.19 and Jensen Alpha of 1.01. However, we do advice investors to further question Veritiv Corporation expected returns to make sure all indicators are consistent with the current outlook about its relatively low value at risk.
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Veritiv Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsVeritivPeer Average
Return On Equity(4.96) % (15.17) %
Return On Asset1.68 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin(0.32) % (5.50) %
Operating Margin0.82 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation1.72 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding15.85 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders1.10 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions97.51 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted694.56 K3.24 M
Price to Earning333.16 times40.69 times
Price to Book1.41 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.09 times17.81 times
Revenue8.47 B9.85 B
Gross Profit1.52 B21.75 B
EBITDA108.7 M1.41 B
Net Income(26.9 M)517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents70.8 M3.89 B
Cash per Share4.47 times5.17 times
Total Debt1.16 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity215.60 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio2.43 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share34.03 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations55.7 M1.25 B
Short Ratio10.60 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share1.71 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth1.15 times1.22 times
Number of Employees8.9 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization758.24 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
   Acquisition by Darin Tang of 1474 shares of Veritiv subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Veritiv Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions
Veritiv appears to be very risky and stock price may revert if volatility continues
Veritiv has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial obligations
The company reported previous year revenue of 8.47 B. Net Loss for the year was (26.9 M) with profit before overhead, payroll, taxes, and interest of 1.52 B.
Over 98.0% of the company outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from Should Investors in Veritiv Corporation Be pleased with -2.73548 Growth
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