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Riding the Trend or Protecting Profits | LSB Industries Inc. (LXU)

LSB Industries Inc. (NYSE:LXU) went down by -13.07% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $27.45. The company’s stock price has collected -21.99% of loss in the last five trading sessions.

Is It Worth Investing in LSB Industries Inc. (NYSE :LXU) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for LXU is at 1.76. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 2 who provided ratings for LSB Industries Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 0 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $25.48, which is $11.5 above the current price. LXU currently public float of 82.05M and currently shorts hold a 2.01% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LXU was 797.54K shares.

LXU’s Market Performance

LXU stocks went down by -21.99% for the week, with a monthly drop of -32.53% and a quarterly performance of -44.74%, while its annual performance rate touched 179.20%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 8.96% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 7.46% for LSB Industries Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -27.93% for LXU stocks with a simple moving average of -5.66% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LXU

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LXU stocks, with Singular Research repeating the rating for LXU by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for LXU in the upcoming period, according to Singular Research is $47 based on the research report published on May 13th of the previous year 2014.

Singular Research, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LXU reach a price target of $50, previously predicting the price at $55. The rating they have provided for LXU stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on November 12th, 2013.

Northland Securities gave a rating of “Outperform” to LXU, setting the target price at $38 in the report published on May 16th of the previous year.

LXU Trading at -34.68% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LXU to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -51.80% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 7.46%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 8.96%, as shares sank -31.63% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -42.33% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LXU fell by -21.99%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +106.47% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $18.05. In addition, LSB Industries Inc. saw 19.73% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Stock Fundamentals for LXU

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +16.44 for the present operating margin
  • +23.28 for the gross margin

The net margin for LSB Industries Inc. stands at +7.83. Equity return is now at value -35.90, with -11.80 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.32.