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What’s The Deal With Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM)?

Livent Corporation (NYSE:LTHM) traded at $25.55 at close of the session on Tuesday, 01/24/23, made an upward move of 1.11% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $25.27 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.80 with the day’s price range being $24.75 – $25.61. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 26.04. In terms of its 52-week price range, LTHM has a high of $36.38 and a low of $18.26. The company’s stock has gained about 22.25% over that past 30 days.

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Livent Corporation has a market cap of $4.42 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 15, 2023 – Feb 20, 2023. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.4, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $1.43 for 2022 and $1.81 for next year. These figures represent 694.40% and 26.60% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $251.92 million, with a low of $230 million and a high of $288.6 million. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 143.20% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $865.79 million, or 105.90% up from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the LTHM stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Sell.

Based on estimates by 21 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 10 have rated the Livent Corporation (LTHM) stock as a Hold, while 9 rate it as a Buy. 2 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the LTHM stock currently stands at 26.04, and the current price level is 18.66% off its SMA20 and 3.80% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 64.79 while the volatility over the past week is 4.08% and jumps to 4.42% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.77, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 1.12. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $32.25, with the estimates having a low of $22.00 and a high of $45.00. These price ends are 13.89% and -76.13% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -25.24% if the LTHM share price touches on the median price of $32.00.

Let’s briefly compare Livent Corporation (LTHM) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 1.11% and 16.61% over the past 12 months for LTHM competes that of Albemarle Corporation (ALB), which has seen its stock price rise 1.52% in the last trading session and was 24.37% over the last one year.. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at -0.07% and 0.31%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to Livent Corporation (NYSE:LTHM), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 3.67 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 4.25 million. Current shares outstanding are 179.30 million.

The insiders hold 0.20% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 96.10%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 24.29 million at a short ratio of 6.58. This represents a 13.55% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 23.9 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 28.59% up in year-to-date price movement.

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