LSB Industries Inc. (LXU) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?


At the last check on Friday, LSB Industries Inc.’s (NYSE:LXU) stock was up $0.85, moving up 5.93 percent to $15.19. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 805,250 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.07 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,559,927, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,067,843.

Since last month, LXU stock retreated -12.67%. Shares of the company fell to $12.61 on 11/17/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $27.45 was reached on 04/20/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $8.12. Since the beginning of this year, LXU’s stock price has risen by 29.77% or $4.07, and marked a new high 23 times. However, the stock has declined by -44.66% since its 52-week high.

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LXU stock investors should be aware that LSB Industries Inc. (LXU) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 15 days ago on Nov 10. LSB Funding LLC, the 10% Owner of the company, disposed of 15,977,500 shares for $12.99 on Nov 10. It resulted in a $207,608,440 divestment by the insider. SBT Investors LLC sold 600,000 shares at an average price of $12.32 on Aug 16. The insider now owns 17,453,398 shares following the transaction. On Aug 16, 10% Owner LSB Funding LLC sold 600,000 shares at $12.32 apiece. The transaction was valued at $7,390,500.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, LSB Industries Inc. (LXU) has a P/E ratio of about 6.18. The stock’s beta is 1.68. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.33, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.29, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 4.75 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, LSB Industries Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 3.70, while its current ratio was 3.90, 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 June 29 was 1.34, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.36. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 38.90% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 32.10%. Based on annual data, LXU earned $138.98 million in gross profit and brought in $556.24 million 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 9.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 39.10%.

In LSB Industries Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $703.81 million against cash and short-term investments of $365.57 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LXU’s revenue rose 30.97% to $284.8 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $184.27 million. While analysts expected LSB Industries Inc. to report $1.06 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.15 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 8.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $29.46 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of LSB Industries Inc. were 926.59 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $748.15 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $82.0 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at LSB Industries Inc.’s (LXU) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 40.22%, the RSI 9-day stood at 60.66% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current LSB Industries Inc. price is up by +15.85% percent or $2.07. At present, LXU shares trade -8.32% below its 20-day simple moving average and +25.88% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -8.32% below its SMA50 and +38.19% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 53.78% and Stochastic coefficient D was 39.62%, while ATR was 0.80. Given the Stochastic reading of 87.09% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 53.71%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.80, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.79.


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