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

Velodyne Lidar Inc. (NASDAQ:VLDR) went down by -5.36% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $7.83. The company’s stock price has collected -10.17% 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

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for VLDR is at 1.15. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 5 who provided ratings for Velodyne Lidar Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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VLDR currently public float of 169.99M and currently shorts hold a 7.36% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of VLDR was 6.23M shares.

VLDR’s Market Performance

VLDR stocks went down by -10.17% for the week, with a monthly drop of -19.08% and a quarterly performance of -14.52%, while its annual performance rate touched -82.57%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 6.21% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 7.94% for Velodyne Lidar Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -12.83% for VLDR stocks with a simple moving average of -56.93% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of VLDR

Craig Hallum, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see VLDR reach a price target of $2.50, previously predicting the price at $3.50. The rating they have provided for VLDR stocks is “Sell” according to the report published on March 01st, 2022.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Neutral” to VLDR, setting the target price at $8 in the report published on November 09th of the previous year.

VLDR Trading at -12.78% 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 -86.46% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 7.94%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.21%, as shares sank -12.40% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +11.23% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, VLDR fell by -10.17%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -79.22% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $1.2085. In addition, Velodyne Lidar Inc. saw -77.16% 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 Rekow Mathew, who sale 6,720 shares at the price of $1.23 back on Sep 15. After this action, Rekow Mathew now owns 1,054,291 shares of Velodyne Lidar Inc., valued at $8,266 using the latest closing price.

Tarman Laura, the SVP of Worldwide Sales of Velodyne Lidar Inc., sale 2,471 shares at $1.23 during a trade that took place back on Sep 15, which means that Tarman Laura is holding 517,391 shares at $3,039 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 -66.50, with -52.60 for asset returns.

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

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