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Why Investing In Lufax Holding Ltd (NYSE:LU) Now May Be A Good Investment

Lufax Holding Ltd (NYSE:LU) traded at $2.75 at close of the session on Tuesday, 01/24/23, made an upward move of 2.23% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $2.69 with the day’s price range being $2.61 – $2.81. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 3.70. In terms of its 52-week price range, LU has a high of $7.05 and a low of $1.26. The company’s stock has gained about 23.87% over that past 30 days.

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Lufax Holding Ltd has a market cap of $6.13 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Mar 07, 2023 – Mar 13, 2023. With its Forward Dividend at 0.17 and a yield of 6.18%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the LU stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.17, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $0.76 for 2022 and $0.9 for next year. These figures represent -27.60% and 18.40% 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 $2.05 billion, with a low of $2 billion and a high of $2.15 billion. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $8.43 billion, or -13.20% down 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 LU stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, 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 17 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 8 have rated the Lufax Holding Ltd (LU) stock as a Hold, while 6 rate it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 3 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Hold and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the LU stock currently stands at 36.96, and the current price level is 17.37% off its SMA20 and 32.00% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 64.42 while the volatility over the past week is 6.47% and jumps to 8.29% over the past one month. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $16.37, with the estimates having a low of $9.60 and a high of $40.66. These price ends are -249.09% and -1378.55% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -412.0% if the LU share price touches on the median price of $14.08.

Coming back to Lufax Holding Ltd (NYSE:LU), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 19.28 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 21.8 million. Current shares outstanding are 2.29 billion.

The insiders hold 0.57% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 16.60%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 20.0 million at a short ratio of 2.05. This represents a 0.87% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short fall in October from the previous month at 20.51 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 41.75% up in year-to-date price movement.

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