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Velan Inc

VLN-T

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HOLD
HOLD
June 23, 2021
World leaders in nuclear valves. Has become more shareholder friendly, focusing on higher margins and more profitable areas. Record backlogs, so this year should be very strong. Nominated first non-family chairman ever, a positive. Significantly below tangible book value. His firm is pushing to unlock shareholder value. Support at these levels and should go higher.
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Velan Inc (VLN-T)
June 23, 2021
World leaders in nuclear valves. Has become more shareholder friendly, focusing on higher margins and more profitable areas. Record backlogs, so this year should be very strong. Nominated first non-family chairman ever, a positive. Significantly below tangible book value. His firm is pushing to unlock shareholder value. Support at these levels and should go higher.
HOLD
HOLD
April 28, 2021
Tremendously undervalued. Streamlining is coming along great. Improved corporate governance with non-family CEO. More selective about projects, with no more low margins. Share price moving up.
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Velan Inc (VLN-T)
April 28, 2021
Tremendously undervalued. Streamlining is coming along great. Improved corporate governance with non-family CEO. More selective about projects, with no more low margins. Share price moving up.
HOLD
HOLD
March 22, 2021
They announced a good last quarter with a record backlog of orders. This is badly undervalued. At some point, there'll be value creation. This business has turned around towards higher-margin product. Some end markets are coming back as nuclear plants need Velan's valves. One day, the company will be privatized, but you need to be patient with this.
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Velan Inc (VLN-T)
March 22, 2021
They announced a good last quarter with a record backlog of orders. This is badly undervalued. At some point, there'll be value creation. This business has turned around towards higher-margin product. Some end markets are coming back as nuclear plants need Velan's valves. One day, the company will be privatized, but you need to be patient with this.
BUY
BUY
January 25, 2021
He likes the valuation as it is the cheapest stock on planet earth. He has been active as a shareholder on the turn around plan and is quite happy about how the plan is going now. The results two weeks ago were phenomenal. They need to buy back shares or put the company back up for sale now.
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January 25, 2021
He likes the valuation as it is the cheapest stock on planet earth. He has been active as a shareholder on the turn around plan and is quite happy about how the plan is going now. The results two weeks ago were phenomenal. They need to buy back shares or put the company back up for sale now.
BUY
BUY
June 16, 2020
They lead in wireless antennae for cell phones, satellites and sell globally. The pandemic has impacted sales. They had to pause a new plant in Vietnam. The 5G roll-out is back on track. They had to guide down and that pressured the stock. Also have a lot of debt. Overall, though, they will be fine with upside to come. They will recover in coming quarters.
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Velan Inc (VLN-T)
June 16, 2020
They lead in wireless antennae for cell phones, satellites and sell globally. The pandemic has impacted sales. They had to pause a new plant in Vietnam. The 5G roll-out is back on track. They had to guide down and that pressured the stock. Also have a lot of debt. Overall, though, they will be fine with upside to come. They will recover in coming quarters.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 24, 2020
(A Top Pick Jan 28/19, Down 37%) A global leader in the manufacturer of valves including nuclear valves. They are in the middle of a turn-around plan which he initiated. They started buying back their shares, which is usually accretive. We are seeing an improvement in the gross margins. We will see the full impact in twelve months. He thinks the company will be sold to a strategic buyer in the next two years.
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Velan Inc (VLN-T)
February 24, 2020
(A Top Pick Jan 28/19, Down 37%) A global leader in the manufacturer of valves including nuclear valves. They are in the middle of a turn-around plan which he initiated. They started buying back their shares, which is usually accretive. We are seeing an improvement in the gross margins. We will see the full impact in twelve months. He thinks the company will be sold to a strategic buyer in the next two years.
WATCH
WATCH
February 13, 2020
He has not owned it based on the liquidity. The stock has not done much. If we see a re-acceleration in industrial components then this would be the place to watch.
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February 13, 2020
He has not owned it based on the liquidity. The stock has not done much. If we see a re-acceleration in industrial components then this would be the place to watch.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 12, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 28/19, Down 37%) They are very much encouraged by the latest results. The company has started buying back shares. It is suffering from some tax loss selling. There is huge upside and very little downside. He just bought a lot more.
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December 12, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 28/19, Down 37%) They are very much encouraged by the latest results. The company has started buying back shares. It is suffering from some tax loss selling. There is huge upside and very little downside. He just bought a lot more.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 31, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 03/18, Down 21%) It is down on a failing of them to buy back their stock and support it. He became activist with several other shareholders and they have now made some tough decisions about closing money losing plants and dropping unprofitable business lines. The latest results were a significant improvement in gross margins. They announced they re-instituted the share buyback program. It is a screaming buy.
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October 31, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 03/18, Down 21%) It is down on a failing of them to buy back their stock and support it. He became activist with several other shareholders and they have now made some tough decisions about closing money losing plants and dropping unprofitable business lines. The latest results were a significant improvement in gross margins. They announced they re-instituted the share buyback program. It is a screaming buy.
BUY
BUY
June 3, 2019
They are probably the cheapest stock on the planet. Trades below liquidation levels. He does not understand why they are not buying back shares. They have been slow but are closing business areas that are losing money. Value is not being reflected in the market and management should do a better job of building shareholder value.
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June 3, 2019
They are probably the cheapest stock on the planet. Trades below liquidation levels. He does not understand why they are not buying back shares. They have been slow but are closing business areas that are losing money. Value is not being reflected in the market and management should do a better job of building shareholder value.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 17, 2019
Maker of large valves. Earnings estimates have been chopped. Payout ratio exceeding 180% -- the dividend does not look sustainable. It is not free cash flow positive. A struggle to turn the company around. Yield 1.36%
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May 17, 2019
Maker of large valves. Earnings estimates have been chopped. Payout ratio exceeding 180% -- the dividend does not look sustainable. It is not free cash flow positive. A struggle to turn the company around. Yield 1.36%
BUY
BUY
March 27, 2019
Cutting dividend was symbolic. Stock buyback stopped, he's not sure why. There's a turnaround taking place. Bit of a mountain to climb, as it's a global market with big players. They have a valuable asset. Closing unprofitable plants. Hopefully we'll start to see the fruit. Solid balance sheet. World leaders in many segments. Hang on, especially at this price, and he'd be buying more.
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March 27, 2019
Cutting dividend was symbolic. Stock buyback stopped, he's not sure why. There's a turnaround taking place. Bit of a mountain to climb, as it's a global market with big players. They have a valuable asset. Closing unprofitable plants. Hopefully we'll start to see the fruit. Solid balance sheet. World leaders in many segments. Hang on, especially at this price, and he'd be buying more.
SELL
SELL
March 18, 2019
They are struggling. In January, profit was down 79% even though sales were up 10%. Earnings estimates are expected to improve this year but still be a negative.
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March 18, 2019
They are struggling. In January, profit was down 79% even though sales were up 10%. Earnings estimates are expected to improve this year but still be a negative.
Robert McWhirter
Price
$9.250
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Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 28, 2019
High end valves. It is the cheapest stock on the entire TSX. It trades at 50% of their book value. The profitability is not at the level it should be. They have a new CEO now, who is focused on cutting costs. They made a huge announcement of closing their largest manufacturing facility in Montreal because it was losing money. The backlog is growing.
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Velan Inc (VLN-T)
January 28, 2019
High end valves. It is the cheapest stock on the entire TSX. It trades at 50% of their book value. The profitability is not at the level it should be. They have a new CEO now, who is focused on cutting costs. They made a huge announcement of closing their largest manufacturing facility in Montreal because it was losing money. The backlog is growing.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 3, 2018
A global leader in industrial valves. It is beaten up. It was suffering from tax loss selling. The backlog is growing again. It is trading at 50% of its net book value. He still thinks it will be sold to a much larger player at some point.
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December 3, 2018
A global leader in industrial valves. It is beaten up. It was suffering from tax loss selling. The backlog is growing again. It is trading at 50% of its net book value. He still thinks it will be sold to a much larger player at some point.
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Velan Inc(VLN-T) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 1

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 3

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 4

Stockchase rating for Velan Inc is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Velan Inc(VLN-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Velan Inc stock symbol?

Velan Inc is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol VLN-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (VLN-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:VLN or VLN-T

Is Velan Inc a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 4 stock analysts published opinions about VLN-T. 1 analyst recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is HOLD. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Velan Inc.

Is Velan Inc a good investment or a top pick?

Velan Inc was recommended as a Top Pick by Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA on 2021-06-23. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Velan Inc.

Why is Velan Inc stock dropping?

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Is Velan Inc worth watching?

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What is Velan Inc stock price?

On 2021-09-20, Velan Inc (VLN-T) stock closed at a price of $8.33.