Watching Livent Corporation (LTHM) For Insider Activity

Livent Corporation (NYSE:LTHM) finished Wednesday with an addition of $0.89 to close at $26.32, an upside of 3.50 percent. An average of 2,687,620 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $3.12 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,924,835 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,100,020.

LTHM stock has increased by 7.78% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $22.24 on 10/01/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 08/13/21, shares of the company touched a low of $9.88 and a high of $27.27 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -3.50% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

3 days have passed since Livent Corporation (LTHM) last reported insider trading activity. Antoniazzi Gilberto, who is Vice President and CFO, most recently acquired $4,300 shares at $23.32 per share on Oct 11. In this transaction, the insider spent $100,276. President and CEO, Graves Paul W, disposed of 3,715 shares at a price of $20.59 on Feb 18. The insider now owns more than $76,492 worth of shares. Prior to that, President and CEO Graves Paul W went on to Sale 4,991 shares at $22.09 each on Jan 08. An amount of $110,251 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Livent Corporation (LTHM) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.00 for the broader industry and 13.61 for the sector. In the last five years, Livent Corporation’s PE ratio has ranged between 87.26 and 8.149. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 12.61, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 4.91.

The quick ratio of Livent Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 4.30, and the current ratio was 5.60, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.30 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.30 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 14.70% against a 5-year average of 33.0%. Livent Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 11.66%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at -2.90%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $36.8 million compared to revenue of $288.2 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Livent Corporation’s return on assets was -1.10%, compared to 9.7% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -1.80%, and the 5-year average is 12.0%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -1.80% and the 5-year average holds at 12.5%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 8.64 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $102.2 million in the quarter, while revenues of $91.7 million were grew 36.5%. The analyst consensus anticipated Livent Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.02 per share, but it turned out to be $0.04, a 100.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $11.7 million. Shareholders own equity worth $161.54 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Livent Corporation (LTHM) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 68.01%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 49.72%.

As of today, LTHM’s price is $24.55 +13.45% or $3.12 from its 5-day moving average. LTHM is currently trading +2.57% higher than its 20-day SMA and +45.25% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +32.33% above the SMA50 and +44.06% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 84.48% and 65.18%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.19. With the 14-day stochastic at 99.27% and the average true range at 1.23, the RSI (14) stands at 62.27%. The stock has reached 1.26 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 1.49.

Analyst Ratings

Mizuho launched coverage on Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM) in its analyst report released on October 13, 2021. The firm assigned the stock a a Neutral rating.The consensus rating for Livent Corporation (LTHM) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell LTHM, while 9 suggest investors hold. There are 2 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 6 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is LTHM’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $19.00 and $30.00, with a median target of $25.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Livent Corporation (LTHM) stock is $25.31.


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