Shares of Vectren Corp. (NYSE:VVC) fell 1.7% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $51.21 and last traded at $51.21, with a volume of 134,742 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $52.09.

Several research firms recently commented on VVC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vectren Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. US Capital Advisors cut Vectren Corp. from an “overweight” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 19th.

The stock has a market cap of $4.26 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.58. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $51.34 and its 200 day moving average is $47.80.

Vectren Corp. (NYSE:VVC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.11. The company earned $584.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $648.30 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.69 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Vectren Corp. will post $2.47 earnings per share for the current year.

Other large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Vectren Corp. by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 341,361 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,483,000 after buying an additional 15,614 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Vectren Corp. by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 28,980 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,229,000 after buying an additional 2,758 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in Vectren Corp. by 495.4% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 41,652 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,766,000 after buying an additional 34,656 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. increased its stake in Vectren Corp. by 43.3% in the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 71,277 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,024,000 after buying an additional 21,532 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Vectren Corp. by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 55,907 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,372,000 after buying an additional 921 shares during the last quarter.

Vectren Corporation (Vectren) is an energy holding Company. The Company segregates its operations into groups, including the Utility Group, the Nonutility Group, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s subsidiary, Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc (Utility Holdings or VUHI), serves as the intermediate holding company for three public utilities: Indiana Gas Company, Inc (Indiana Gas), Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO) and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc (VEDO).

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