Viatris Inc. (VTRS) – key numbers that make it a Strong Buy For Now

Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS) is -1.17% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $12.75 and a high of $23.11 in the current 52-week trading range. The VTRS stock was last observed hovering at around $18.49 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.03% off its average median price target of $21.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 31.41% off the consensus price target high of $27.00 offered by 16 analysts, but current levels are -15.75% lower than the price target low of $16.00 for the same period.


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Currently trading at $18.52, the stock is 3.74% and 10.59% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 7.01 million and changing 0.16% at the moment leaves the stock 14.59% off its SMA200. VTRS registered -12.72% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 16.62%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $17.57 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $16.19.

The stock witnessed a 5.41% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 24.21%, and is 2.15% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.42% over the week and 2.82% over the month.

Viatris Inc. (VTRS) has around 35000 employees, a market worth around $22.06B and $11.51B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 35.96 and Fwd P/E is 4.55. Profit margin for the company is 2.30%. Distance from 52-week low is 45.25% and -19.86% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.30%).

Viatris Inc. (VTRS) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Viatris Inc. (VTRS) is a “Overweight”. 16 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.20, where 8 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 6 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Viatris Inc. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.28 with sales reaching $4.34B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -95.00% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 9.40% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 36.00% in year-over-year returns.

Viatris Inc. (VTRS) Top Institutional Holders

804 institutions hold shares in Viatris Inc. (VTRS), with 2.27M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.44% while institutional investors hold 40.53% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 516.90M, and float is at 515.95M with Short Float at 7.88%. Institutions hold 40.35% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Kempner Capital Management, Inc. with over 0.13 million shares valued at $2.41 million. The investor’s holdings represent 0.01% of the VTRS Shares outstanding.

Viatris Inc. (VTRS) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by KILTS JAMES M, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that KILTS JAMES M bought 27,736 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 16 at a price of $17.66 per share for a total of $0.49 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 64905.0 shares.

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