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Luminar Technologies Inc. (LAZR) and the Battle of Fundamentals vs. Technicals

Luminar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:LAZR) went up by 1.36% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $25.30. The company’s stock price has collected 1.50% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 05/25/22 that Luminar Hires Manager From Apple’s Car Project

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

Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 13 who provided ratings for Luminar Technologies Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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LAZR currently public float of 231.32M and currently shorts hold a 18.30% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LAZR was 5.10M shares.

LAZR’s Market Performance

LAZR stocks went up by 1.50% for the week, with a monthly drop of -25.92% and a quarterly performance of -47.09%, while its annual performance rate touched -67.25%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 5.97% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 7.54% for Luminar Technologies Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -16.99% for LAZR stocks with a simple moving average of -48.77% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LAZR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LAZR stocks, with Credit Suisse repeating the rating for LAZR by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for LAZR in the upcoming period, according to Credit Suisse is $22 based on the research report published on April 14th of the current year 2022.

SMBC Nikko, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LAZR reach a price target of $16. The rating they have provided for LAZR stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on March 29th, 2022.

Goldman gave a rating of “Neutral” to LAZR, setting the target price at $14 in the report published on February 01st of the current year.

LAZR Trading at -31.22% 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 -70.51% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 7.54%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.97%, as shares sank -22.85% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -48.23% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LAZR rose by +1.50%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -57.18% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $8.88. In addition, Luminar Technologies Inc. saw -55.88% 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 Russell Austin, who purchase 300,000 shares at the price of $8.65 back on May 11. After this action, Russell Austin now owns 755,000 shares of Luminar Technologies Inc., valued at $2,595,840 using the latest closing price.

Russell Austin, the Chairperson, President & CEO of Luminar Technologies Inc., purchase 300,000 shares at $8.89 during a trade that took place back on May 10, which means that Russell Austin is holding 455,000 shares at $2,666,550 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LAZR

Equity return is now at value -71.10, with -34.20 for asset returns.