A Peek At What Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) Insiders Are Doing

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Liberty Energy Inc. (NYSE:LBRT) saw a downside of -1.62% to close Tuesday at $14.56 after subtracting -$0.24 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,914,660 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $16.16 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 2,235,465 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,976,764.

LBRT’s 1-month performance is -8.37% or -$1.64 on its low of $14.23 reached on 01/24/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $10.45 and high of $20.05, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/12/23. YTD, LBRT has lost -9.06% or -$1.45 and has reached a new high 5 times. However, the current price is down -27.38% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

LBRT stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Dec 02.Wright Christopher A (Chairman of the Board & CEO) most recently sold 17,324 shares at $16.09 per share on Dec 02. This transaction cost the insider $278,743. Chairman of the Board & CEO, Wright Christopher A, sold 50,000 shares at a price of $16.31 on Dec 01. Then, on Nov 11, Chairman of the Board & CEO Wright Christopher A sold 4,776 shares at a price of $18.09 per share. This transaction amounted to $86,398.

Valuation Metrics

LBRT stock has a beta of 2.21. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.73 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.92.

Liberty Energy Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.40. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.19, while the total debt to equity was 0.20.. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 19.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $220.86 million against revenue of $2.47 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 126.46% to $146.95 million, while revenue of $105.16 million was 28.44% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected LBRT to announce $0.63 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.9, representing a 42.90% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $265.83 million. LBRT stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 1.12 billion, with total debt at $380.41 million. Shareholders hold equity totaling $182.49 million.

Let’s look briefly at Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 24 January was 36.82% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 46.94%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $14.70, reflecting a -8.71% or -$1.39 change from its current price. LBRT is currently trading -5.15% above its 20-day SMA, -5.52% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by -13.64% and SMA200 by-2.41%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 16.31% and 16.90% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.73. The RSI (14) points at 41.08%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 11.62% with the period’s ATR at 0.74. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.76 and -0.76 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Liberty Energy Inc. (NYSE: LBRT), Citigroup downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for LBRT stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate LBRT as a “sell,”, while 6 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 8 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $16.00 and a high of $27.00, with their median price target at $22.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) stock is $21.96.

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