Is This Why Voya Financial Inc. (VOYA) Share Has Been Rising?

Voya Financial Inc. (VOYA) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Rodney O. Martin Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer with 289,057 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Michael S. Smith Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Risk Officer, with 111,503 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 87,760 shares of VOYA is Charles P. Nelson Chief Executive Officer, Retirement and Employee Benefits.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Voya Financial Inc. (VOYA), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 13.0 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is Franklin Mutual Advisers LLC with 10.0 million shares. In the third-place spot with 6.0 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $55.60 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1219111. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.22M. Given the fact that this stock has 137.81M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $7.66B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.51. Its Price to Sales ratio is 0.85, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 4.97, and its Price to Book ratio is 0.80.

VOYA stock has achieved a 5-day range of $53.44 to $55.95, with a total performance of +1.05% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $50.65 to $55.95, generating a +5.54% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +3.44%, trading in the range of $47.79 to $55.95.

In the past 5 days, shares of VOYA have made a new high 2 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 10 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 10 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 6/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 1.52. This is a 0.05 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 1.47, amounting to an earnings surprise of 3.40%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 6/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 1.12, making for an earnings surprise of -4.50%. For the quarter ending 12/30/2018, EPS was reported at 1.32, generating a 8.20% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $1.0 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $-2.0 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.0 billion for the year, compared to $1.0 billion in 2017. Free Cash flow was $1.0 billion compared to the prior year’s $1.0 billion.

Voya Financial Inc. (VOYA) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 3/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.43, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.06, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.36 and a Debt to EBITDA of 3.33.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 4/10, thanks to a combination of things: a Net Margin of 6.27, a ROE of 6.24.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for VOYA, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 0.83 and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.01. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for VOYA is now 0.00, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 0.71. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 21.29.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for VOYA is sitting at 0.00, while its Current Ratio is 0.00. This stock’s PB Ratio is 0.77, its PS Ratio is 0.92, its Forward PE Ratio is 8.8, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 13.47. Similarly, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 6.42 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 6.42.