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Velodyne Lidar Inc. (VLDR) Just Got Our Attention

Velodyne Lidar Inc. (NASDAQ:VLDR) went down by -2.36% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $11.91. The company’s stock price has collected -1.59% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 02/08/22 that Amazon Deal Has Shares of Lidar Maker Velodyne Soaring

Is It Worth Investing in Velodyne Lidar Inc. (NASDAQ :VLDR) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for VLDR is at 1.13. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 8 who provided ratings for Velodyne Lidar Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $3.25, which is $2.01 above the current price. VLDR currently public float of 149.77M and currently shorts hold a 8.05% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of VLDR was 3.45M shares.

VLDR’s Market Performance

VLDR stocks went down by -1.59% for the week, with a monthly drop of -28.32% and a quarterly performance of -48.76%, while its annual performance rate touched -88.71%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.63% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 8.31% for Velodyne Lidar Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -18.61% for VLDR stocks with a simple moving average of -69.46% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of VLDR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for VLDR stocks, with Craig Hallum repeating the rating for VLDR by listing it as a “Sell.” The predicted price for VLDR in the upcoming period, according to Craig Hallum is $2.50 based on the research report published on March 01st of the current year 2022.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see VLDR reach a price target of $8, previously predicting the price at $17. The rating they have provided for VLDR stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on November 09th, 2021.

Robert W. Baird gave a rating of “Neutral” to VLDR, setting the target price at $10 in the report published on July 20th of the previous year.

VLDR Trading at -29.58% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought VLDR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -89.59% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 8.31%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.63%, as shares sank -22.98% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -45.13% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VLDR fell by -1.59%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -81.90% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $1.5050. In addition, Velodyne Lidar Inc. saw -73.28% 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 VLDR starting from Hall David S., who sale 500,000 shares at the price of $1.26 back on Jun 17. After this action, Hall David S. now owns 9,972,966 shares of Velodyne Lidar Inc., valued at $629,350 using the latest closing price.

Hall David S., the Affiliate of Velodyne Lidar Inc., sale 500,000 shares at $1.22 during a trade that took place back on Jun 16, which means that Hall David S. is holding 10,472,966 shares at $608,050 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for VLDR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -358.68 for the present operating margin
  • -9.55 for the gross margin

The net margin for Velodyne Lidar Inc. stands at -342.74. Equity return is now at value -70.40, with -57.00 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 6.95.