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The Chart for Velodyne Lidar Inc. (VLDR) Is Flashing Mixed Signals

Velodyne Lidar Inc. (NASDAQ:VLDR) went up by 8.74% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $8.50. The company’s stock price has collected 15.80% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 02/08/22 that Amazon Deal Has Shares of Lidar Maker Velodyne Soaring

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for VLDR is at 1.26.

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VLDR currently public float of 158.27M and currently shorts hold a 9.01% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of VLDR was 4.10M shares.

VLDR’s Market Performance

VLDR stocks went up by 15.80% for the week, with a monthly jump of 14.54% and a quarterly performance of -44.28%, while its annual performance rate touched -85.86%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.92% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 7.48% for Velodyne Lidar Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 9.70% for VLDR stocks with a simple moving average of -66.12% 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 -10.69% 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 -86.82% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 7.48%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.92%, as shares surge +8.74% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -35.26% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VLDR rose by +15.80%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -82.42% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $1.0254. In addition, Velodyne Lidar Inc. saw -75.86% 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 Tarman Laura, who sale 707 shares at the price of $0.99 back on Jul 15. After this action, Tarman Laura now owns 518,485 shares of Velodyne Lidar Inc., valued at $697 using the latest closing price.

Barnhart James, the Chief Operating Officer of Velodyne Lidar Inc., sale 5,004 shares at $0.99 during a trade that took place back on Jul 15, which means that Barnhart James is holding 1,117,727 shares at $4,930 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.

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