Vedanta Limited (NYSE: VEDL) is 60.14% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $4.04 and a high of $13.28 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The VEDL stock was last observed hovering at around $13.21 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.85% off its average median price target of $11.90 for the next 12 months. It is also 14.94% off the consensus price target high of $16.53 offered by 11 analysts, but current levels are -87.47% lower than the price target low of $7.50 for the same period.
Currently trading at $14.06, the stock is 13.36% and 15.52% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.44 million and changing 6.43% at the moment leaves the stock 66.50% off its SMA200. VEDL registered 211.75% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 158.46%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $12.01 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $8.58.
The stock witnessed a 13.02% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 54.00%, and is 17.56% 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 2.34% over the week and 2.18% over the month.
Vedanta Limited (VEDL) has around 19358 employees, a market worth around $12.72B and $10.27B in sales. Profit margin for the company is -9.10%. Distance from 52-week low is 248.02% and 5.87% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-1.20%).
Vedanta Limited (VEDL) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Vedanta Limited (VEDL) is a “Hold”. 11 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock, where 5 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 2 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Vedanta Limited is expected to release its quarterly report on 07/23/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.The EPS is expected to shrink by -223.70% this year.
Vedanta Limited (VEDL) Top Institutional Holders
153 institutions hold shares in Vedanta Limited (VEDL), with 24.82M shares held by insiders accounting for 2.68% while institutional investors hold 4.02% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 925.82M, and float is at 319.94M with Short Float at 1.54%. Institutions hold 3.91% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Blackrock Inc. with over 3.59 million shares valued at $31.56 million. The investor’s holdings represent 0.39% of the VEDL Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is State Street Corporation with 2.96 million shares valued at $26.01 million to account for 0.32% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Aperio Group LLC which holds 2.59 million shares representing 0.28% and valued at over $22.77 million, while Contrarian Capital Management, LLC holds 0.26% of the shares totaling 2.37 million with a market value of $20.84 million.
Vedanta Limited (VEDL): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Cameco Corporation (CCJ) that is 68.05% higher over the past 12 months. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF) is 270.00% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -16.59% from the last report on Apr 14, 2021 to stand at a total of 4.92 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 4.93.