Would It Be A Good Move Today To Sell Livent Corporation (LTHM) Stock?


As of Friday close, Livent Corporation’s (NYSE:LTHM) stock was down -$0.24, moving down -1.19 percent to $19.98. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,275,620 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.34 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,772,715, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,100,050.

Since last month, LTHM stock retreated -27.05%. Shares of the company fell to $19.44 on 03/16/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $36.38 was reached on 02/16/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $18.26. Since the beginning of this year, LTHM’s stock price has risen by 0.55% or $0.11, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -45.08% since its 52-week high.

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LTHM stock investors should be aware that Livent Corporation (LTHM) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 180 days ago on Sep 19. Antoniazzi Gilberto, the Vice President and CFO of the company, disposed of 3,635 shares for $32.54 on Sep 19. It resulted in a $118,272 divestment by the insider. Graves Paul W sold 85,171 shares at an average price of $35.00 on Sep 09. The insider now owns 299,980 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Livent Corporation (LTHM) has a P/E ratio of about 14.80. The stock’s beta is 1.84. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.49, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.48, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 31.00 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Livent Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 2.60, while its current ratio was 3.70, 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 0.17. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 49.00% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 40.40%. Based on annual data, LTHM earned $395.7 million in gross profit and brought in $813.2 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 15.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 22.20%.

In Livent Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $241.9 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LTHM’s revenue rose 43.98% to $231.6 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $219.4 million. While analysts expected Livent Corporation to report $0.4 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.41 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 2.50%. The liabilities of Livent Corporation were 631.2 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $260.2 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Livent Corporation’s (LTHM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 47.76%, the RSI 9-day stood at 27.24% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Livent Corporation price is down by -6.29% percent or -$1.34. At present, LTHM shares trade -25.48% below its 20-day simple moving average and -34.32% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +2.36% above its SMA50 and -37.15% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 9.61% and Stochastic coefficient D was 9.97%, while ATR was 1.04. Given the Stochastic reading of 10.59% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 32.38%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.27, while the 14-day reading stands at -2.11.

Analyst Ratings

Livent Corporation downgraded its rating on Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM) to a Neutral in a note to investors on February 16, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Livent Corporation (LTHM) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, LTHM is a sell, and 9 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Livent Corporation stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $32.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $23.00 – $45.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Livent Corporation (LTHM) will achieve an average price target of $32.45.


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