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Lyft Inc. [NASDAQ: LYFT] plunged by -$1.04 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $58.32 during the day while it closed the day at $57.07. The company report on February 10, 2021 that Lyft Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results.

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Fourth quarter revenue of $570 million grew 14% quarter-over-quarterExceeded annualized fixed cost reduction target in Q4Positioned for strong organic growth and margin expansion as the recovery takes hold.


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Lyft, Inc. (Nasdaq:LYFT) announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

Lyft Inc. stock has also gained 1.53% of its value over the past 7 days. However, LYFT stock has inclined by 42.96% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 104.26% and gained 16.16% year-on date.

The market cap for LYFT stock reached $17.94 billion, with 314.53 million shares outstanding and 243.09 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.18M shares, LYFT reached a trading volume of 7198069 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about 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 $62.69 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.

Needham have made an estimate for Lyft Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 11, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wedbush raised their target price from $53 to $72. The new note on the price target was released on February 10, 2021, representing the official price target for Lyft Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $60 to $65, while UBS kept a Buy rating on LYFT stock. On February 10, 2021, analysts increased their price target for LYFT shares from 44 to 66.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Lyft Inc. is set at 2.45, with the Price to Sales ratio for LYFT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.59. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 8.96, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.81.

LYFT stock trade performance evaluation

Lyft Inc. [LYFT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.53. With this latest performance, LYFT shares gained by 16.56% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 104.26% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 23.42% 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 67.80, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 70.12, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 66.05 for Lyft Inc. [LYFT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 49.69, while it was recorded at 57.67 for the last single week of trading, and 35.80 for the last 200 days.

Lyft Inc. [LYFT]: An insightful look at the core 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 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Lyft Inc. [LYFT] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Lyft Inc. posted -0.32/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.63/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 49.20%. 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 Ownership positions

There are presently around $14,886 million, or 77.40% of LYFT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LYFT stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 46,172,562, which is approximately 10.972% of the company’s market cap and around 1.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 21,162,394 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.21 billion in LYFT stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $1.05 billion in LYFT stock with ownership of nearly -18.934% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Lyft Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 281 institutional holders increased their position in Lyft Inc. [NASDAQ:LYFT] by around 62,405,316 shares. Additionally, 155 investors decreased positions by around 28,362,775 shares, while 64 investors held positions by with 170,067,677 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 260,835,768 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LYFT stock had 141 new institutional investments in for a total of 20,913,320 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 7,046,651 shares during the same period.

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