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Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Shares Plummet Below 1-Year High

The stock price of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has plunged by -2.48 when compared to previous closing price of 433.99, but the company has seen a -3.08% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barrons Online reported on 05/12/23 that Eli Lilly’s Market Cap Could Surpass J&J’s for First Time Since 1997

Is It Worth Investing in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) Right Now?

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 67.19x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for LLY is 0.35. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 17 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 5 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price predicted by analysts for LLY is $426.14, which is -$2.04 below the current price. The public float for LLY is 947.44M and currently, short sellers hold a 0.65% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of LLY on May 24, 2023 was 3.29M shares.

LLY’s Market Performance

The stock of Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) has seen a -3.08% decrease in the past week, with a 10.40% rise in the past month, and a 28.61% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.67%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.63% for LLY. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 0.35% for LLY stock, with a simple moving average of 21.47% for the last 200 days.

LLY Trading at 11.53% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LLY to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -6.98% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.63%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.67%, as shares surge +9.97% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +30.42% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LLY fell by -3.08%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +40.45% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $423.65. In addition, Eli Lilly and Company saw 15.68% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LLY starting from LILLY ENDOWMENT INC, who sale 194,354 shares at the price of $442.62 back on May 19. After this action, LILLY ENDOWMENT INC now owns 101,473,810 shares of Eli Lilly and Company, valued at $86,024,241 using the latest closing price.

Zakrowski Donald A, the SVP, Finance, & CAO of Eli Lilly and Company, sale 600 shares at $435.29 during a trade that took place back on May 15, which means that Zakrowski Donald A is holding 5,978 shares at $261,174 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LLY

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +29.01 for the present operating margin
  • +76.77 for the gross margin

The net margin for Eli Lilly and Company stands at +21.88. The total capital return value is set at 31.22, while invested capital returns managed to touch 25.12. Equity return is now at value 56.20, with 11.50 for asset returns.

Based on Eli Lilly and Company (LLY), the company’s capital structure generated 152.48 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 60.39. Total debt to assets is 32.81, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 138.38. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 54.81.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 15.38, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.05. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.42 and the total asset turnover is 0.58. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.05.


In conclusion, Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) has seen better performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.