Analysis Of The Weekly Performance Of LivePerson Inc. (LPSN)


LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.31 to close at $9.80, a downside of -3.07 percent. An average of 1,063,760 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$2.09 in the past week, and it reached a new high 1 time over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,029,335 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 985,068.

LPSN stock has decreased by -15.66% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $9.66 on 09/21/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/03/22, shares of the company touched a low of $10.02 and a high of $68.80 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 1 time so far this year and lost -72.56% or -$25.92 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -85.76% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

153 days have passed since LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) last reported insider trading activity. Osumi Norman M., who is Chief Accounting Officer, most recently acquired $475 shares at $23.86 per share on Apr 22. In this transaction, the insider spent $11,334. EVP, Policy & General Counsel, Greenberg Monica L., disposed of 986 shares at a price of $25.97 on Apr 12. The insider now owns more than $25,606 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chief Financial Officer Collins John DeNeen went on to Sale 1,203 shares at $24.95 each on Apr 11. An amount of $30,011 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) stock’s beta is 1.28. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.57, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 6.28.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of LivePerson Inc. for the three months ended March 30 was 2.20, and the current ratio was 2.20, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 6.10 and a total debt to equity ratio of 6.13 for the quarter ending March 30. Its gross profit as reported stood at $312.74 million compared to revenue of $469.62 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, LivePerson Inc.’s return on assets was -19.40%.

Earnings Surprise

In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of -$75.41 million in the quarter, while revenues of -$65.36 million were grew 71.99%. The analyst consensus anticipated LivePerson Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.49 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.33, a 32.70% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$56.7 million. Shareholders own equity worth $75.01 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 27.21%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 59.40%.

As of today, LPSN’s price is $10.75 -17.58% or -$2.09 from its 5-day moving average. LPSN is currently trading -12.81% lower than its 20-day SMA and -56.25% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -29.90% below the SMA50 and -71.43% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 12.94% and 26.00%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.74. With the 14-day stochastic at 4.71% and the average true range at 0.78, the RSI (14) stands at 33.64%. The stock has reached -1.08 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.98.

Analyst Ratings

KeyBanc Capital Markets launched coverage on LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) in its analyst report released on September 13, 2022. The firm assigned the stock an Overweight rating. The consensus rating for LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell LPSN, while 9 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 2 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $14.00 and $25.00, with a median target of $16.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) stock is $16.67.


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