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VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) Gains 2.31% In Early Trade; What Lies Ahead?

VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ:VEON) price closed higher on Monday, September 13, jumping 2.31% above its previous close.

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A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $2.16, with intraday deals fluctuated between $2.13 and $2.26. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 1.33. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $2.24 and 52-week low of $1.20. The stock added 33.13% on its value in the past month.


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VEON Ltd., which has a market valuation of $3.87 billion. The company stock has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0.28, while the dividend yield is 12.67%. It is understandable that investor optimism is growing ahead of the company’s current quarter results. Analysts tracking VEON have forecast the quarterly EPS to grow by 0.1 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit $0.33 for the year 2021 and up to $0.41 for 2022. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of 37.50% for the year and 24.20% for the next year.

On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $2.12 billion, with the likely lows of $2.11 billion and highs of $2.13 billion. The average estimate suggests sales growth for the quarter will likely rise by 6.50% when compared to those recorded in the same quarter in the last financial year. Staying with the analyst view, there is a consensus estimate of $8.3 billion for the company’s annual revenue in 2021. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow 4.00% above that which the company brought in 2021.

Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with no upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give VEON a short term outlook of 100% Buy on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 100% Buy.

Here is a look at the average analyst rating for the stock as represented on a scale of 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock is strong buy or strong sell respectively. Specifically, 7 analysts have assigned VEON a recommendation rating as follows: 2 rate it as a Hold; 5 advise Buy while 0 analyst(s) assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged the VEON Ltd. (VEON) stock as Underweight, with 0 recommending Sell. In general, analysts have rated the stock Overweight, a scenario likely to bolster investors out for an opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

The overview shows that VEON’s price is at present 13.62% off the SMA20 and 18.80% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 68.80, with weekly volatility standing at 4.67%. The indicator jumps to 5.31% when calculated based on the past 30 days. VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ:VEON)’s beta value is holding at 1.34, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 0.09. Considering analysts have assigned the stock a price target range of $1.74-$2.80 as the low and high respectively, we find the trailing 12-month average consensus price target to be $2.35. Based on this estimate, we see that current price is roughly 21.27% off the estimated low and -26.7% off the forecast high. Investors will no doubt be excited to see the share price fall to $2.40, which is the median consensus price, and at that level VEON would be -8.6% from current price.

Turning out attention to how the VEON Ltd. stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: VEON’s stock is 2.31% on the day and 71.32% in the past 12 months, while Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) traded 1.41% in the last session and was positioned 17.21% up on its price 12 months ago. Another comparison is with Orange S.A. (ORAN) whose stock price was up 0.91% in the last trading session, and has flourished -0.45% over the past year. Also, TELUS Corporation (TU) showed up trend of 0.30% while its price kept floating at 28.59% over the past year. Elsewhere in the market, the S&P 500 Index has rallied 0.23% in last trading session, with the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a positive session on the day with 0.76%.

An analysis of the VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ:VEON) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 12.17 million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 12.02 million.

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Current records show that the company has 1.75B in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 39.60% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 28.20%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Jul 29, 2021, stood at 29.13 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 2.59. From this we can glean that short interest is 1.67% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in July fall slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 29.23 million. But the 46.36% upside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of last trading, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.

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