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A Lesson to Learn: Luminar Technologies Inc. (LAZR)

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Luminar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:LAZR) went down by -2.66% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $40.98. The company’s stock price has collected -14.68% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 01/05/22 that Luminar and Volvo Cars Announce Plans for Next Generation SUV to be Revealed in 2022

Is It Worth Investing in Luminar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ :LAZR) Right Now?

Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 9 who provided ratings for Luminar Technologies Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $28.00, which is $12.66 above the current price. LAZR currently public float of 233.45M and currently shorts hold a 8.12% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LAZR was 5.85M shares.

LAZR’s Market Performance

LAZR stocks went down by -14.68% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.46% and a quarterly performance of 2.40%, while its annual performance rate touched -51.24%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.40% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.50% for Luminar Technologies Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -5.84% for LAZR stocks with a simple moving average of -18.44% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LAZR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LAZR stocks, with Northland Capital repeating the rating for LAZR by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for LAZR in the upcoming period, according to Northland Capital is $38 based on the research report published on December 28th of the previous year 2021.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LAZR reach a price target of $38. The rating they have provided for LAZR stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on December 22nd, 2021.

Cowen gave a rating of “Outperform” to LAZR, setting the target price at $22 in the report published on December 14th of the previous year.

LAZR Trading at -10.29% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LAZR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -62.57% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.50%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.40%, as shares surge +1.25% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.29% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LAZR fell by -14.68%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -37.89% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $16.30. In addition, Luminar Technologies Inc. saw -9.28% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LAZR starting from Simoncini Matthew, who purchase 10,000 shares at the price of $16.03 back on Dec 21. After this action, Simoncini Matthew now owns 46,188 shares of Luminar Technologies Inc., valued at $160,300 using the latest closing price.

AEG Holdings, LLC, the Director of Luminar Technologies Inc., purchase 3,586 shares at $15.07 during a trade that took place back on Dec 16, which means that AEG Holdings, LLC is holding 12,692 shares at $54,041 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LAZR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -680.06 for the present operating margin
  • -78.85 for the gross margin

The net margin for Luminar Technologies Inc. stands at -2596.93. The total capital return value is set at -34.98, while invested capital returns managed to touch -133.66. Equity return is now at value -100.90, with -75.90 for asset returns.

Based on Luminar Technologies Inc. (LAZR), the company’s capital structure generated 0.79 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 0.78. Total debt to assets is 0.23, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 0.53. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 0.53.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 351.81, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.00. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.39 and the total asset turnover is 0.03. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 30.19.

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