Lithium Americas Corp. (NYSE:LAC) shares, rose in value on Wednesday, June 06, with the stock price down by -4.29% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $15.41.
Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $16.10, falling within a range of $15.37 and $16.22. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $28.75, and the low was $3.89. On the whole, LAC has fluctuated by 21.72% over the past month.
Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that LAC’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Buy on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of Hold while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 50% Buy.
8 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 2 analyst(s), 6 recommend it as a Buy and 0 called the LAC stock Overweight. In the meantime, 0 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 0 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of LAC currently trading nearly 8.03% and 7.69% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 55.78, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 5.26% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 5.53%. Furthermore, Lithium Americas Corp. (LAC)’s average true range (ATR) is 0.80. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $21.15 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $15.86 and a high of $25.00. Based on these price targets, the low is -2.92% off current price, whereas the price has to move -62.23% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $22.50 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -46.01% from the current levels.
Data on historical trading for Lithium Americas Corp. (NYSE:LAC) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 2.32 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 2.98 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 119.42 million shares outstanding.
Nearly 16.75% of Lithium Americas Corp.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 22.09% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 10.73 million shares as on May 27, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 4.26. According to the data, the short interest in Lithium Americas Corp. (LAC) stood at 8.95% of shares outstanding as of May 27, 2021; the number of short shares registered in Apr 29, 2021 reached 9.96 million. The stock has risen by 22.79% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the LAC stock heading into the next quarter.