Is Lufax Holding Ltd (LU) Stock Cheap Or Risky?

As of Friday close, Lufax Holding Ltd’s (NYSE:LU) stock was up $0.46, moving up 9.02 percent to $5.56. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 7,040,600 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.42 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,899,790, while in the previous 50 days, it was 9,282,832.

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Since last month, LU stock retreated -1.59%. Shares of the company fell to $4.58 on 05/10/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $13.04 was reached on 03/22/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $4.09. Since the beginning of this year, LU’s stock price has dropped by -1.24% or -$0.07, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -57.36% since its 52-week high.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Lufax Holding Ltd (LU) has a P/E ratio of about 5.64. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.40, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.82, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 17.38 may also be considered.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.48, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.48. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 38.70%. Based on annual data, LU earned $4.9 billion in gross profit and brought in $9.58 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 12.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 18.60%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LU’s revenue fell -7.64% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $5.69 billion. While analysts expected Lufax Holding Ltd to report $0.24 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.26 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 8.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.2 billion in EBITDA.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Lufax Holding Ltd’s (LU) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 80.03%, the RSI 9-day stood at 58.33% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Lufax Holding Ltd price is up by +8.17% percent or $0.42. At present, LU shares trade +1.83% above its 20-day simple moving average and +1.46% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +0.36% above its SMA50 and -24.86% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 45.80% and Stochastic coefficient D was 32.68%, while ATR was 0.42. Given the Stochastic reading of 70.50% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 53.54%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.01, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.03.

Analyst Ratings

Lufax Holding Ltd downgraded its rating on Lufax Holding Ltd (NYSE: LU) to a Neutral in a note to investors on March 09, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.Lufax Holding Ltd (LU) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, LU is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Lufax Holding Ltd stock as buy, with 13 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $52.16, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $31.61 – $88.51. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Lufax Holding Ltd (LU) will achieve an average price target of $54.92.


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