Lemonade Inc. (NYSE:LMND) shares, rose in value on Wednesday, 05/24/23, with the stock price down by -5.61% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $16.98.
Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $17.99, falling within a range of $16.62 and $17.50. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.50. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $32.97, and the low was $10.28. On the whole, LMND has fluctuated by 54.22% over the past month.
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With the market capitalization of Lemonade Inc. currently standing at about $1.21 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for May 04, 2023. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$0.99, which is expected to increase to -$0.89 for fiscal year -$3.83 and then to about -$3.52 by fiscal year 2024. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 16.60% in 2024, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 8.10%.
Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $97.31 million, with a low estimate of $96 million and a high estimate of $101 million. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 94.60%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2024, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $398.43 million, representing an increase of 55.20% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.
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 LMND’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a Hold on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a Hold.
12 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 5 analyst(s), 2 recommend it as a Buy and 0 called the LMND stock Overweight. In the meantime, 1 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 4 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 Hold.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of LMND currently trading nearly 18.06% and 24.16% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 62.77, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 7.76% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 7.46%. Furthermore, Lemonade Inc. (LMND)’s average true range (ATR) is 1.11. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $18.15 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $8.00 and a high of $40.00. Based on these price targets, the low is 52.89% off current price, whereas the price has to move -135.57% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $15.50 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents an increase of 8.72% from the current levels.
A comparison of Lemonade Inc. (LMND) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. LMND showed an intraday change of -5.61% in last session, and over the past year, it shrunk by -18.09%%. In comparison, The Progressive Corporation (PGR) has moved lower at -1.39% on the day and was up 16.43% over the past 12 months. Additionally, there is a loss of -1.85% for The Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of 2.26%% over the past year. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it lost -0.73%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Slipped by -0.77%.
Data on historical trading for Lemonade Inc. (NYSE:LMND) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 1.49 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 1.38 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 69.33 million shares outstanding.
Nearly 28.34% of Lemonade Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 34.00% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 12.59 million shares as on Apr 27, 2023, resulting in a short ratio of 11.9. According to the data, the short interest in Lemonade Inc. (LMND) stood at 18.12% of shares outstanding as of Apr 27, 2023; the number of short shares registered in Mar 30, 2023 reached 12.67 million. The stock has risen by 24.12% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the LMND stock heading into the next quarter.