Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?


As of Friday close, Liberty Energy Inc.’s (NYSE:LBRT) stock was down -$0.23, moving down -1.78 percent to $12.66. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,079,120 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.71 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,308,490, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,228,072.

Since last month, LBRT stock retreated -18.69%. Shares of the company fell to $12.15 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $20.05 was reached on 01/12/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $10.71. Since the beginning of this year, LBRT’s stock price has dropped by -20.92% or -$3.35, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -36.86% since its 52-week high.

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LBRT stock investors should be aware that Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 106 days ago on Dec 02. Wright Christopher A, the Chairman of the Board & CEO of the company, disposed of 17,324 shares for $16.09 on Dec 02. It resulted in a $278,743 divestment by the insider. Wright Christopher A sold 50,000 shares at an average price of $16.31 on Dec 01. The insider now owns 3,137,339 shares following the transaction. On Nov 11, Chairman of the Board & CEO Wright Christopher A sold 4,776 shares at $18.09 apiece. The transaction was valued at $86,398.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) has a P/E ratio of about 5.96. The stock’s beta is 2.14. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.56, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.53, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 33.29 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.05 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.05.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Liberty Energy Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.10, while its current ratio was 1.50, 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 September 29 was 0.16, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.17. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 24.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 10.10%. Based on annual data, LBRT earned $1.0 billion in gross profit and brought in $4.15 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 24.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 29.30%.

In Liberty Energy Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $217.43 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LBRT’s revenue rose 44.21% to $1.19 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.23 billion. While analysts expected Liberty Energy Inc. to report $0.63 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.9 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 42.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $286.68 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Liberty Energy Inc. were 1.08 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $348.92 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $176.11 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Liberty Energy Inc.’s (LBRT) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 35.48%, the RSI 9-day stood at 22.37% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Liberty Energy Inc. price is down by -11.90% percent or -$1.71. At present, LBRT shares trade -20.73% below its 20-day simple moving average and -19.97% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -15.54% below its SMA50 and -22.19% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 12.48% and Stochastic coefficient D was 11.32%, while ATR was 0.83. Given the Stochastic reading of 11.39% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 28.91%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.34, while the 14-day reading stands at -2.05.

Analyst Ratings

Liberty Energy Inc. downgraded its rating on Liberty Energy Inc. (NYSE: LBRT) to a Neutral in a note to investors on January 17, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, LBRT is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Liberty Energy Inc. stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $22.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $16.00 – $28.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) will achieve an average price target of $21.79.


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