Cheniere Energy Inc. (AMEX:LNG) saw a downside of -1.67% to $148.50 after subtracting -$2.52 on Wednesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,590,075 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $155.82 in the past week and touched a new high 3 times within the past 5 days. An average of 2,149,944 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,983,526.
LNG’s 1-month performance is -4.00% or -$7.73 on its low of $135.00 reached on 01/04/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $104.81 and high of $182.35, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/13/23. YTD, LNG has achieved 0.71% or -$1.77 and has reached a new high 4 times. However, the current price is down -18.56% from the 52-week high price.
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LNG stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Jan 03.BAILEY VICKY A (Director) most recently sold 2,700 shares at $141.50 per share on Jan 03. This transaction cost the insider $382,059. SVP, Operations, Stephenson Aaron D., sold 3,000 shares at a price of $168.21 on Aug 23. Then, on Aug 18, Director BOTTA G ANDREA sold 9,200 shares at a price of $167.05 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,536,860.
LNG stock has a beta of 1.05. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.21 while the price to cash flow ratio at 6.02.
Cheniere Energy Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 0.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.80. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 1.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $640.0 million against revenue of $15.86 billion.
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 54.55% to -$2.38 billion, while revenue of $741.0 million was 131.07% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected LNG to announce $5.47 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$9.54, representing a -274.40% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than -$2.72 billion. LNG stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 47.97 billion, with total debt at $29.87 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $248.66 million.
Let’s look briefly at Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 24 January was 43.57% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 35.78%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $151.29, reflecting a -2.10% or -$3.18 change from its current price. LNG is currently trading -4.96% above its 20-day SMA, -7.49% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by -11.43% and SMA200 by+3.24%.
Stochastic %K and %D was 69.19% and 76.74% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 4.96. The RSI (14) points at 43.97%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 42.06% with the period’s ATR at 5.12. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.59 and 1.75 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Cheniere Energy Inc. (AMEX: LNG), Citigroup launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for LNG stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate LNG as a “sell,”, while 1 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 19 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is LNG’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $185.00 and a high of $236.00, with their median price target at $203.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG) stock is $203.48.