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How to buy Vertex Energy stock | $5.11

Learn how to easily invest in Vertex Energy stock.

Vertex Energy Inc is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Vertex Energy shares (VTNR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vertex Energy employs 282 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Vertex Energy stock price (NASDAQ: VTNR)

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Vertex Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Latest market close$5.11
52-week range$0.40 - $14.32
50-day moving average $6.04
200-day moving average $6.00
Wall St. target price$21.33
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.62

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Is it a good time to buy Vertex Energy stock?

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Vertex Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.11 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-14) 5.11
1 month (2021-09-22) -11.59%
3 months (2021-07-22) -42.84%
6 months (2021-04-22) 302.36%
1 year (2020-10-22) 1,035.56%
2 years (2019-10-22) 391.35%
3 years (2018-10-22) 227.56%
5 years (2016-10-21) 386.67%

Is Vertex Energy under- or over-valued?

Valuing Vertex Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vertex Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Vertex Energy's EBITDA

Vertex Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Vertex Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Vertex Energy financials

Revenue TTM $200.7 million
Operating margin TTM 1.11%
Gross profit TTM $21.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.07%
Return on equity TTM -25.17%
Profit margin -12.07%
Book value $0.27
Market capitalisation $302.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vertex Energy shares

There are currently 3.4 million Vertex Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Vertex Energy's "short interest". This figure is 39.8% up from 2.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Vertex Energy shares can be evaluated.

Vertex Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vertex Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vertex Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vertex Energy shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Vertex Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.36. In other words for every 100,000 Vertex Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2360 shares are currently held short.

However Vertex Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vertex Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vertex Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vertex Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vertex Energy shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0874% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vertex Energy shares, roughly 87 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Vertex Energy.

Find out more about how you can short Vertex Energy stock.

Vertex Energy share dividends

We're not expecting Vertex Energy to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Vertex Energy's shares ever split?

Vertex Energy's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 3 May 2009. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vertex Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vertex Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Vertex Energy's share price.

Vertex Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vertex Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.4005 up to $14.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VTNR.US volatility(beta: 1.93)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Vertex Energy's is 1.9317. This would suggest that Vertex Energy's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Vertex Energy overview

Vertex Energy, Inc. , an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in the Gulf Coast and Central Midwest regions of the United States. The company operates in three segments: Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery. The Black Oil segment collects and purchases used motor oil directly from third-party generators; aggregates used motor oil from a network of local and regional collectors; and sells used motor oil to customers for use as a feedstock or replacement fuel for industrial burners. It also produces and sells a vacuum gas oil product to refineries and marine fuels market; and base oil product to lubricant packagers and distributors. The Refining and Marketing segment gathers hydrocarbon streams in the form of petroleum distillates, transmix, and other chemical products that are purchased from pipeline operators, refineries, chemical processing facilities, and third-party providers; and sells end products, such as gasoline blendstock, pygas, and fuel oil cutter stock to oil companies or to petroleum trading and blending companies. The Recovery segment sells ferrous and non-ferrous recyclable metal products, and markets Group III base oils and other petroleum-based products, as well as provides transportation and marine salvage services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Vertex Energy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 28.279% of Vertex Energy shares are held by insiders and 21.62% by institutions.
How many people work for Vertex Energy?
Latest data suggests 282 work at Vertex Energy.
When does the fiscal year end for Vertex Energy?
Vertex Energy's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Vertex Energy based?
Vertex Energy's address is: 1331 Gemini Street, Houston, TX, United States, 77058
What is Vertex Energy's ISIN number?
Vertex Energy's international securities identification number is: US92534K1079
What is Vertex Energy's CUSIP number?
Vertex Energy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 92534K107

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