An Analysis Of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB)’s Weekly Performance

As of Wednesday close, LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s (NYSE:LYB) stock was down -$3.67, moving down -4.02 percent to $87.53. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,657,240 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$9.95 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,833,025, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,398,252.

Since last month, LYB stock retreated -15.02%. Shares of the company fell to $86.32 on 06/22/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $112.53 was reached on 05/31/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $80.37. Since the beginning of this year, LYB’s stock price has dropped by -0.61% or -$4.70, and marked a new high 22 times. However, the stock has declined by -22.22% since its 52-week high.

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LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) last reported insider trading activity 15 days ago on Jun 08. McMurray Michael C., the EVP & CFO of the company, disposed of 33,880 shares for $110.94 on Jun 08. It resulted in a $3,758,485 divestment by the insider. Bindra Jagjeet S. sold 2,640 shares at an average price of $111.44 on Jun 07. The insider now owns 7,020 shares following the transaction. On Jun 02, EVP, Adv Polymer Sol & Sup Chn Guilfoyle James D sold 1,250 shares at $114.59 apiece. The transaction was valued at $143,238.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) has a P/E ratio of about 4.97. The stock’s beta is 1.28. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.58, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.26, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 5.77 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $5.20 per share was paid out, which is 360.18% more than last year’s $1.13. On Friday May 27 2022, a $4.07 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s quick ratio stood at 1.10, while its current ratio was 1.80, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.88, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.89. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 18.70% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 14.60%. Based on annual data, LYB earned $8.78 billion in gross profit and brought in $46.17 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 23.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 50.00%.

In LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $11.18 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LYB’s revenue rose 30.97% to $12.83 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $13.16 billion. While analysts expected LyondellBasell Industries N.V. to report $3.52 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $4 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 13.60%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.98 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. were 25.14 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $13.19 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $327.62 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s (LYB) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 31.11%, the RSI 9-day stood at 21.28% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current LyondellBasell Industries N.V. price is down by -10.21% percent or -$9.95. At present, LYB shares trade -17.97% below its 20-day simple moving average and -8.68% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -13.79% below its SMA50 and -8.57% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 6.21% and Stochastic coefficient D was 5.63%, while ATR was 4.16. Given the Stochastic reading of 4.13% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 27.45%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -6.26, while the 14-day reading stands at -11.69.

Analyst Ratings

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. downgraded its rating on LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) to a Neutral in a note to investors on May 31, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, LYB is a sell, and 12 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 2 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate LyondellBasell Industries N.V. stock as buy, with 10 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $116.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $91.62 – $132.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) will achieve an average price target of $115.26.


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