LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) saw a downside of -0.55% to close Monday at $97.41 after subtracting -$0.54 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,768,520 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $99.69 in the past week. An average of 2,076,450 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,940,030.
LYB’s 1-month performance is 4.89% or $4.54 on its low of $88.21 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $66.72 and high of $118.01, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/03/21. YTD, LYB has achieved 6.27% or $5.75. However, the current price is down -17.46%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Jun 03, 131 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB). Patel Bhavesh V. (Chief Executive Officer) most recently sold 1,406 shares at $118.00 per share on Jun 03. This transaction cost the insider $165,910. EVP, Adv Polymer Sol & Sup Chn, Guilfoyle James D, sold 610 shares at a price of $110.16 on May 05. Then, on May 04, 10% Owner AI INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS LLC sold 926,806 shares at a price of $108.11 per share. This transaction amounted to $100,193,909.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 25.83 and a low of 3.635. LYB stock has a beta of 1.53. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.92 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.10, with the price to cash flow ratio at 28.61.
LyondellBasell Industries N.V. pays an annual dividend of $4.52 per share. Its dividend yield is 4.64% and the payout ratio is 35.00%. LYB’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 7, when it paid $1.13 a share compared with prior rate of $1.13, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.08 reported on Friday May 28 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 18.31% yearly.
It is projected that LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 29-Nov. LYB is expected to distribute $1.13 as its next dividend.
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.00 meaning that LYB stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.28, while the total debt to equity was 1.35. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 18.10%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 12.41% while for the period ending June 29; LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s operating margin was 12.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $3.39 billion against revenue of $27.75 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $136.0 million against total debt of $15.78 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected LYB to announce $5.57 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $6.13, representing a 10.10% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $2.86 billion. LYB stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 26.72 billion, with total debt at $15.78 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $334.51 million
Let’s look briefly at LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 58.23% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 24.53%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $97.16, reflecting a +2.89% or $2.74 change from its current price. LYB is currently trading +3.17% above its 20-day SMA, -11.74% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -1.93% and +7.48% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 81.48% and 81.28% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.69. The RSI (14) points at 54.48%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 73.88% with the period’s ATR at 2.66. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.55 and 2.33 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB), Redburn launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for LYB stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate LYB as a “sell,”, while 13 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 10 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is LYB’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $97.00 and a high of $140.00, with their median price target at $120.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) stock is $120.30.