VTV analyst implied target price: $165

ILooking at the underlying ETF holdings in our coverage universe on ETF Channel, we compared the trading price of each holding to the 12-month futures analyst average target price, and calculated the weighted average implied analyst target price. for the ETF itself. For the Vanguard Value ETF (Symbol: VTV), we found that the analysts’ implied target price for the ETF based on its underlying holdings is $164.61 per share.

With VTV trading at a recent price close to $141.91 per share, this means analysts see 16.00% upside potential for this ETF when looking at the average analyst targets of the underlying holdings. Three of VTV’s underlying holdings with a notable advantage over their analyst target prices are Carrier Global Corp (Symbol: CARR), FleetCor Technologies Inc (Symbol: FLT) and Whirlpool Corp (Symbol: WHR). Although CARR traded at a recent price of $42.91/share, the average analyst target is 33.66% higher at $57.35/share. Similarly, FLT is up 30.75% from the recent share price of $226.47 if the average analyst target price of $296.10/share is reached, and analysts expect average for WHR to hit a target price of $241.67/share, 29.80% above the recent price of $186.18. Below is a 12 month price history chart comparing the stock performance of CARR, FLT and WHR:

Below is a table summarizing the current target prices of the analysts mentioned above:

name symbol Recent Price Avg. 12-MB Analyst. Target % increase over target
Vanguard Value ETFs VTV $141.91 $164.61 16.00%
Carrier Global Corp. CARR $42.91 $57.35 33.66%
FleetCor Technologies Inc. FLT $226.47 $296.10 30.75%
Whirlpool Corp. WHR $186.18 $241.67 29.80%

Are analysts justified in these targets, or too optimistic about where these stocks will trade in 12 months? Do the analysts have a valid rationale for their goals, or are they lagging behind recent company and industry developments? A high price target relative to a stock’s price can reflect optimism about the future, but can also be a precursor to target price declines if targets were a relic of the past. These are questions that require further research from investors.

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