Evercore ISI raised the price target for the Livent Corporation (NYSE:LTHM) stock from “an In-line” to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on April 19, 2021. The research report from Cowen has initiated the stock to Market Perform, with a price target set at $19. The stock was initiated by B. Riley Securities, who disclosed in a research note on March 05, 2021, to Neutral and set the price objective to $19. In their research brief published February 22, 2021, Argus analysts upgraded the Livent Corporation stock from Hold to Buy with a price target of $23.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Livent Corporation (NYSE:LTHM) raised 6.31% to close Wednesday’s market session at $19.55, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $19.0938 and $20.06 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2654362 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 2.76 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -0.41% within the last five trades and 10.64% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -12.33% in the last 6 months and 13.80% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. LTHM stock is trading at a margin of 3.01%, 4.42% and 12.49% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, LTHM deals in the Basic Materials domain. The stock is trading -18.51 percent below its 52-week high and 216.48 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 130.1. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Livent Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -5.60 percent and the profit margin is -5.70 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 12.70 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $3.44 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 54.61. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 11.06 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 5.34, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.80 percent of Livent Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 92.90 percent are held by financial institutions. Graves Paul W, the President and CEO at Livent Corporation (LTHM) has sold 3,715 shares of firm on Feb 18 at a price of $20.59 against the total amount of $76492.0. In another inside trade, Graves Paul W, President and CEO of Livent Corporation (NYSE:LTHM) sold 4,991 shares of the firm on Jan 08 for a total worth of $0.11 million at a price of $22.09.