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NASDAQ:VRTS

Virtus Investment Partners - VRTS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$218.12
+4.72 (+2.21%)
(As of 08/12/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$214.04
$218.89
50-Day Range
$167.49
$218.12
52-Week Range
$161.30
$338.80
Volume
38,950 shs
Average Volume
58,015 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.63 billion
P/E Ratio
10.82
Dividend Yield
2.81%
Price Target
$213.00

Virtus Investment Partners MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.3% Downside
$213.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.53% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.49
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.63mentions of Virtus Investment Partners in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$29,006 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
2.40%
From $27.92 to $28.59 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

1.95 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

772nd out of 918 stocks

Investment Advice Industry

42nd out of 50 stocks

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About Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) Stock

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional clients. It launches separate client focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm launches equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, and real estate markets. The firm also invests in exchange traded funds. It employs a multi manager approach for its products. The firm employs quantitative analysis to make its investments. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolios against the S&P 500 Index. The firm conducts in-house research to make its investments. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.

Virtus Investment Partners Price Performance

NASDAQ:VRTS traded up $4.72 on Friday, reaching $218.12. 38,950 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 58,015. The firm's fifty day simple moving average is $187.40 and its 200 day simple moving average is $207.29. The company has a quick ratio of 4.26, a current ratio of 8.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The company has a market cap of $1.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.82 and a beta of 1.66. Virtus Investment Partners has a 12 month low of $161.30 and a 12 month high of $338.80.

Virtus Investment Partners Dividend Announcement

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 29th will be paid a dividend of $1.50 per share. This represents a $6.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.75%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 28th. Virtus Investment Partners's dividend payout ratio is presently 29.76%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several research firms recently commented on VRTS. Piper Sandler lowered their target price on Virtus Investment Partners from $289.00 to $268.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on Virtus Investment Partners from $159.00 to $158.00 and set an "underweight" rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Finally, StockNews.com cut Virtus Investment Partners from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Sunday, May 8th.

Insider Transactions at Virtus Investment Partners

In other news, Director W Howard Morris sold 151 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.09, for a total transaction of $29,005.59. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 738 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $141,762.42. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 5.30% of the company's stock.

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VRTS Stock News Headlines

Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) PT Lowered to $158.00
Virtus Investment Partners Inc - Stock Quote VRTS
Analyst Ratings for Virtus Investment
Virtus Investment AUM slips 6.7% in April
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VRTS Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/27/2021
Ex-Dividend for 8/15 Dividend
7/28/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Dividend Payable
8/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/26/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Investment advice
Sub-Industry
Asset Management & Custody Banks
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:VRTS
CUSIP
92828Q10
Employees
668
Year Founded
2008

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$213.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$268.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$158.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-2.3%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$208.13 million
Pretax Margin
27.55%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$979.23 million
Cash Flow
$46.41 per share
Book Value
$108.82 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
7,077,000
Market Cap
$1.63 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
1.66

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Key Executives

  • Mr. George Robert Aylward Jr. (Age 58)
    CPA, CPA, Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $5.61M
  • Mr. Michael Aaron Angerthal CPA (Age 55)
    CPA, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer
    Comp: $2.94M
  • Mr. Richard William Smirl J.D. (Age 55)
    Exec. VP & COO
    Comp: $2.68M
  • Ms. Wendy Jacqueline Hills (Age 52)
    Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
    Comp: $1.61M
  • Mr. Barry Mitchell Mandinach J.D. (Age 66)
    Exec. VP & Head of Distribution
    Comp: $2.45M
  • Mr. Sean Rourke
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Joe Fazzino
    Assistant VP of IR & Corp. Communications
  • Ms. Mardelle W. Peña (Age 69)
    Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer
  • Mr. William Patrick Bradley III (Age 50)
    Exec. VP of Fund Services
  • Mr. Frederick A. Brimberg
    Sr. MD & Sr. Portfolio Mang.













VRTS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Virtus Investment Partners stock right now?

2 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Virtus Investment Partners in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" VRTS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in VRTS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Virtus Investment Partners' stock price forecast for 2022?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Virtus Investment Partners' stock. Their VRTS share price forecasts range from $158.00 to $268.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $213.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.3%.
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How have VRTS shares performed in 2022?

Virtus Investment Partners' stock was trading at $297.10 at the beginning of the year. Since then, VRTS stock has decreased by 26.6% and is now trading at $217.94.
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Are investors shorting Virtus Investment Partners?

Virtus Investment Partners saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 177,000 shares, an increase of 38.5% from the July 15th total of 127,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 58,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.0 days. Currently, 2.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Virtus Investment Partners' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 26th 2022.
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How were Virtus Investment Partners' earnings last quarter?

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 27th. The closed-end fund reported $9.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $9.61 by $0.10. The closed-end fund had revenue of $217.67 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $219.35 million. Virtus Investment Partners had a net margin of 15.97% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 33.41%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $4.49 earnings per share.

How often does Virtus Investment Partners pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Virtus Investment Partners?

Virtus Investment Partners announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 29th will be given a dividend of $1.50 per share on Monday, August 15th. This represents a $6.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.75%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 28th.
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Is Virtus Investment Partners a good dividend stock?

Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) pays an annual dividend of $6.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.84%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 4 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 29.76%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, VRTS will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.99% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for VRTS.

What is George R. Aylward's approval rating as Virtus Investment Partners' CEO?

8 employees have rated Virtus Investment Partners Chief Executive Officer George R. Aylward on Glassdoor.com. George R. Aylward has an approval rating of 62% among the company's employees. This puts George R. Aylward in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Virtus Investment Partners own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Virtus Investment Partners investors own include Home Depot (HD), CVS Health (CVS), Verizon Communications (VZ), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Walt Disney (DIS), Honeywell International (HON), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), AT&T (T) and Visa (V).

What is Virtus Investment Partners' stock symbol?

Virtus Investment Partners trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRTS."

Who are Virtus Investment Partners' major shareholders?

Virtus Investment Partners' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Brown Advisory Inc. (2.09%), FMR LLC (1.99%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.86%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.66%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.35%) and Rhumbline Advisers (0.30%). Insiders that own company stock include Barry M Mandinach, Francis G Waltman, Stephen T Zarrilli, W Howard Morris and William Patrick Bradley III.
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How do I buy shares of Virtus Investment Partners?

Shares of VRTS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Virtus Investment Partners' stock price today?

One share of VRTS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $217.94.

How much money does Virtus Investment Partners make?

Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) has a market capitalization of $1.59 billion and generates $979.23 million in revenue each year. The closed-end fund earns $208.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $20.16 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Virtus Investment Partners have?

The company employs 668 workers across the globe.

Does Virtus Investment Partners have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Virtus Investment Partners: Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., ETF Distributors LLC, ETFis Holdings LLC, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC, Newfleet Asset Management LLC, Rampart Investment Management Company LLC, RidgeWorth Investments, SGIA LLC GP, Seix Investment Advisors LLC, Silvant Capital Management LLC, Sustainable Growth Advisers LP, VP Distributors LLC, Virtus Alternative Investment Advisers Inc., Virtus ETF Advisers LLC, Virtus ETF Solutions LLC, Virtus Fund Advisers LLC, Virtus Fund Services LLC, Virtus Intermediate Holdings LLC, Virtus Investment Advisers Inc., Virtus Investment Partners International Ltd., Virtus Partners Inc., Virtus Retirement Investment Advisers LLC, Virtus Shared Services LLC, and Zweig Advisers LLC.
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When was Virtus Investment Partners founded?

Virtus Investment Partners was founded in 2008.

How can I contact Virtus Investment Partners?

Virtus Investment Partners' mailing address is ONE FINANCIAL PLAZA, HARTFORD CT, 06103. The official website for the company is www.virtus.com. The closed-end fund can be reached via phone at (800) 248-7971, via email at investor.relations@virtus.com, or via fax at 860-241-1113.

This page (NASDAQ:VRTS) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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