Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] Stock trading around $8.88 per share: What’s Next?

Lumen Technologies Inc. [NYSE: LUMN] stock went on an upward path that rose over 3.02% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -4.00%. The company report on October 28, 2020 that Lumen automates DDoS mitigation as attacks surge worldwide.

Emergency activations increase by as much as 1,200% since July.

Cybersecurity experts have seen a dramatic rise in sophisticated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in recent months. Downtime from these events cost businesses an average of $221,000, so the speed to react is more critical than ever.

Over the last 12 months, LUMN stock dropped by -33.33%. The one-year Lumen Technologies Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 8.07. The average equity rating for LUMN stock is currently 3.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $9.80 billion, with 1.08 billion shares outstanding and 991.49 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 10.55M shares, LUMN stock reached a trading volume of 13335357 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LUMN shares is $9.66 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LUMN stock is a recommendation set at 3.50. 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.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Lumen Technologies Inc. is set at 0.27, with the Price to Sales ratio for LUMN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.45. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.71, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.60. Price to Free Cash Flow for LUMN in the course of the last twelve months was 5.28 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

LUMN Stock Performance Analysis:

Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.00. With this latest performance, LUMN shares dropped by -11.47% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.29% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -33.33% 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 LUMN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 29.50, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 29.82, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 33.15 for Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 10.20, while it was recorded at 8.77 for the last single week of trading, and 10.67 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Lumen Technologies Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.92 and a Gross Margin at +33.46. Lumen Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -23.52.

Return on Total Capital for LUMN is now 7.59, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -10.29. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -31.65, with Return on Assets sitting at -7.81. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 270.62. Additionally, LUMN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 73.02, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 56.30. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 250.45, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 67.58.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] managed to generate an average of -$123,976 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.03 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.33.Lumen Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Lumen Technologies Inc. posted 0.31/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.33/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -6.10%. 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 LUMN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Lumen Technologies Inc. go to 1.00%.

Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $7,390 million, or 79.40% of LUMN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LUMN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 130,339,341, which is approximately -1.27% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LTD, holding 97,259,407 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $838.38 million in LUMN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $779.82 million in LUMN stock with ownership of nearly -5.565% of the company’s market capitalization.

331 institutional holders increased their position in Lumen Technologies Inc. [NYSE:LUMN] by around 49,048,488 shares. Additionally, 309 investors decreased positions by around 50,553,637 shares, while 107 investors held positions by with 757,757,109 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 857,359,234 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LUMN stock had 75 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,664,161 shares, while 70 institutional investors sold positions of 4,168,888 shares during the same period.

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