Analysts expect that Vectrus Inc (NYSE:VEC) will post earnings per share of $0.78 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Vectrus’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.55 to $0.94. Vectrus posted earnings of $0.57 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 36.8%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, March 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Vectrus will report full year earnings of $3.12 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.08 to $3.15. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $3.41 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.21 to $3.75. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Vectrus.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on VEC. ValuEngine raised Vectrus from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Vectrus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 12th. TheStreet downgraded Vectrus from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, December 14th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Vectrus in a research report on Monday, November 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.00.

In other Vectrus news, Director Melvin Parker sold 1,375 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.99, for a total value of $32,986.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Eric M. Pillmore purchased 2,959 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $22.03 per share, for a total transaction of $65,186.77. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 17,961 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $395,680.83. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders purchased 10,934 shares of company stock worth $247,770 and sold 4,125 shares worth $95,150. 2.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of VEC. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vectrus by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 898,160 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $28,013,000 after acquiring an additional 17,656 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Vectrus by 10.9% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 746,310 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $23,278,000 after acquiring an additional 73,126 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Vectrus by 6.0% during the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 621,168 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $13,404,000 after acquiring an additional 35,133 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vectrus by 4.2% during the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 563,082 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $17,563,000 after acquiring an additional 22,885 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Vectrus by 2.2% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 536,438 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $16,732,000 after acquiring an additional 11,689 shares in the last quarter. 87.96% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of VEC stock traded up $0.14 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $25.28. 34,700 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 49,636. The company has a market cap of $283.10 million, a PE ratio of 11.65 and a beta of 1.56. The company has a current ratio of 1.40, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. Vectrus has a fifty-two week low of $19.61 and a fifty-two week high of $41.48.

About Vectrus

Vectrus, Inc provides facility and logistics, and information technology and network communication services to the U.S. government worldwide. It offers facility and logistics services, such as airfield management, ammunition management, civil engineering, communications, emergency services, life support activities, public works, security, transportation operations, warehouse management and distribution, and equipment maintenance, repair, and services for U.S.

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