Should you buy Vertex Energy stock? (NasdaqCM:VTNR). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
(Vertex Energy stock price per share)
|PE Ratio versus Sector||39% lower than other Energy stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||43% lower than other Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||725%|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 2,325,870 shares shorted. With 27,536,703 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 730,450, it would take at least 3.184 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
Based on our analysis, we believe that you should not buy Vertex Energy right now. It might be a good stock to own—we just can't prove it with value analysis right now. Proceed with caution.
Does Vertex Energy have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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