Raymond James slashes price target on Lyft Inc. [LYFT] – find out why.

Lyft Inc. [NASDAQ: LYFT] price surged by 2.03 percent to reach at $0.5. The company report on October 16, 2020 that Lyft To Announce Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results.

Lyft, Inc. (Nasdaq: LYFT) (the “Company” or “Lyft”), today announced that it will release financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020 after the close of the market on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

On the same day, Lyft will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss these financial results and business highlights. To listen to a live audio webcast, please visit the Company’s Investor Relations page at https://investor.lyft.com/.

A sum of 11386902 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 8.96M shares. Lyft Inc. shares reached a high of $25.63 and dropped to a low of $24.545 until finishing in the latest session at $25.13.

The one-year LYFT stock forecast points to a potential upside of 38.27. The average equity rating for LYFT stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Lyft Inc. [LYFT]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LYFT shares is $40.71 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LYFT stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Raymond James have made an estimate for Lyft Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on July 22, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on July 14, 2020, representing the official price target for Lyft Inc. stock. On May 11, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for LYFT shares from 38 to 35.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Lyft Inc. is set at 1.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for LYFT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.41. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.38, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.87.

LYFT Stock Performance Analysis:

Lyft Inc. [LYFT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.56. With this latest performance, LYFT shares dropped by -13.04% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -18.14% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -38.53% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for LYFT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 37.59, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 35.18, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 39.62 for Lyft Inc. [LYFT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 28.42, while it was recorded at 25.53 for the last single week of trading, and 32.99 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Lyft Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Lyft Inc. [LYFT] shares currently have an operating margin of -74.74 and a Gross Margin at +22.22. Lyft Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -71.97.

Return on Total Capital for LYFT is now -96.33, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -94.34. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -101.36, with Return on Assets sitting at -55.07. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Lyft Inc. [LYFT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 16.69. Additionally, LYFT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 14.30, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 8.37. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 13.39, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 11.47.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Lyft Inc. [LYFT] managed to generate an average of -$457,899 per employee.Lyft Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

LYFT Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Lyft Inc. posted -1.57/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -1.66/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.40%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for LYFT.

Lyft Inc. [LYFT] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $5,434 million, or 68.90% of LYFT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LYFT stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 44,476,116, which is approximately -0.422% of the company’s market cap and around 1.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 18,658,697 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $468.89 million in LYFT stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $446.98 million in LYFT stock with ownership of nearly 56.905% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Lyft Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 210 institutional holders increased their position in Lyft Inc. [NASDAQ:LYFT] by around 44,707,169 shares. Additionally, 161 investors decreased positions by around 24,353,404 shares, while 64 investors held positions by with 147,194,787 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 216,255,360 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LYFT stock had 71 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,204,520 shares, while 62 institutional investors sold positions of 6,720,116 shares during the same period.

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