The Valley National Bancorp (VLY) shares are trading at lower $6.71 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $9.40.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $12.14 and the low is $6.00. Over the last 52 weeks, VLY is down -44.73% while the S&P 500 is down -0.57%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, VLY reported a profit of $265.34 million. Valley National Bancorp also saw revenues increase to $363.79 million. In addition, VLY has free cash flow of -$125.21 million as of 03-2020.
VLY booked profit margins of 19.90%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 7.20%, and its Return on Assets is 0.80%. All told, it is clear that, VLY needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. VLY has a short ratio of 4.82 and outstanding shares of 403.52M.
VLY has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 2.29 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 0.76. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as VLY has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Valley National Bancorp VLY has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, VLY represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Valley National Bancorp VLY is now commanding a market cap of 2.75B and a float of 394.27M. VLY is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of VLY stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in VLY, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.