Valvoline (NYSE:VVV) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the firm. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.38.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on VVV. Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Valvoline in a research note on Tuesday. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $26.00 price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG initiated coverage on shares of Valvoline in a research note on Tuesday. They set a “hold” rating and a $24.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Valvoline in a research note on Tuesday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $27.00 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Valvoline in a research note on Tuesday. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Valvoline in a research note on Tuesday. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock.

Shares of Valvoline (NYSE:VVV) traded down 0.95% on Tuesday, reaching $22.89. 815,152 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $4.58 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.01. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $23.27 and its 200 day moving average price is $23.27. Valvoline has a 12 month low of $22.60 and a 12 month high of $24.51.

In other Valvoline news, CEO Samuel J. Mitchell acquired 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 28th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $22.00 per share, with a total value of $550,000.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 25,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $550,000. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Stephen E. Macadam acquired 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $22.00 per share, with a total value of $110,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $110,000. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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