An Insider Sold 10,000 Shares Of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB)

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As of Friday close, LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s (NYSE:LYB) stock was down -$0.36, moving down -0.42 percent to $84.68. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,343,860 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$4.25 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,259,730, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,071,616.

Since last month, LYB stock retreated -15.41%. Shares of the company fell to $81.24 on 03/16/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $112.53 was reached on 02/13/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $71.46. Since the beginning of this year, LYB’s stock price has risen by 1.99% or $1.65, and marked a new high 14 times. However, the stock has declined by -24.75% since its 52-week high.

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LYB stock investors should be aware that LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 39 days ago on Feb 07. Kaplan Jeffrey A, the EVP and General Counsel of the company, disposed of 10,000 shares for $98.99 on Feb 07. It resulted in a $989,901 divestment by the insider. Sharma Anup sold 1,713 shares at an average price of $84.91 on Dec 31. The insider now owns 8,998 shares following the transaction. On Dec 02, 10% Owner AI INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS LLC sold 729,846 shares at $84.85 apiece. The transaction was valued at $61,926,119.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) has a P/E ratio of about 7.12. The stock’s beta is 1.21. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.56, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.08, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 28.79 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $1.19 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $1.19. On Friday August 19 2022, a $4.01 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, 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 December 30 was 0.84, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.90. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 13.10% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 10.10%. Based on annual data, LYB earned $6.6 billion in gross profit and brought in $50.45 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 17.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 31.20%.

In LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $10.54 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LYB’s revenue fell -25.71% to $12.25 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $10.21 billion. While analysts expected LyondellBasell Industries N.V. to report $1.22 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.29 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 5.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $824.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. were 23.74 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $13.43 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $325.99 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at LyondellBasell Industries N.V.’s (LYB) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 25.46%, the RSI 9-day stood at 22.95% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current LyondellBasell Industries N.V. price is down by -4.78% percent or -$4.25. At present, LYB shares trade -14.25% below its 20-day simple moving average and +3.07% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -1.42% below its SMA50 and -25.88% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 16.24% and Stochastic coefficient D was 12.89%, while ATR was 2.82. Given the Stochastic reading of 20.13% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 28.52%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -3.71, while the 14-day reading stands at -6.72.

Analyst Ratings

RBC Capital Mkts upgraded its rating on LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) to an Outperform in a note to investors on February 24, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Sector perform rating on the stock.LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 3 brokerage firms, LYB is a sell, and 14 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate LyondellBasell Industries N.V. stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $99.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $74.00 – $130.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) will achieve an average price target of $98.24.

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