Velodyne Lidar Inc. [NASDAQ: VLDR] closed the trading session at $10.29 on 05/20/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $9.99, while the highest price level was $10.84. The company report on May 12, 2021 that Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan Featured Speaker at Reuters Smart Infrastructure & Energy Week.
Gopalan to Discuss How Convergence of Intelligent Infrastructure and Connected and Automated Vehicles Will Create Smart Communities and Safer Mobility.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) announced CEO Anand Gopalan will speak on intelligent infrastructure and the convergence of connected and autonomous vehicles, at the Smart Infrastructure & Energy Week online event. Gopalan will discuss how this convergence, powered by lidar hardware and software, can drive autonomous solutions that advance safe, sustainable and accessible transportation and smart communities.
The stocks have a year to date performance of -54.91 percent and weekly performance of 11.85 percent. The stock has been moved at -36.68 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -26.55 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -51.26 percent over the most recent 3-months.
If compared to the average trading volume of 4.26M shares, VLDR reached to a volume of 3173938 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 Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]:
BofA Securities have made an estimate for Velodyne Lidar Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 20, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on April 19, 2021, representing the official price target for Velodyne Lidar Inc. stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Velodyne Lidar Inc. is set at 0.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for VLDR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 16.40. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.25, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.94.
VLDR stock trade performance evaluation
Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 11.85. With this latest performance, VLDR shares dropped by -26.55% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -36.68% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -2.19% 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 VLDR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 37.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 35.99, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.58 for Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.77, while it was recorded at 10.38 for the last single week of trading, and 17.66 for the last 200 days.
Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR] shares currently have an operating margin of -163.01 and a Gross Margin at +26.34. Velodyne Lidar Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -157.15.
Return on Total Capital for VLDR is now -72.80, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -70.18. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -71.87, with Return on Assets sitting at -52.69. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 2.93. Additionally, VLDR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 2.85, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 2.31. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 2.93, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 2.85.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR] managed to generate an average of -$484,997 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.66 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.34.Velodyne Lidar Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 5.90 and a Current Ratio set at 6.20.
Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $239 million, or 11.50% of VLDR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VLDR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 5,416,632, which is approximately -6.794% of the company’s market cap and around 37.40% of the total institutional ownership; BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT HOLDING S.A., holding 2,444,340 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $25.15 million in VLDR stocks shares; and PICTET ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD, currently with $19.63 million in VLDR stock with ownership of nearly 20.965% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Velodyne Lidar Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 86 institutional holders increased their position in Velodyne Lidar Inc. [NASDAQ:VLDR] by around 10,589,022 shares. Additionally, 68 investors decreased positions by around 7,503,484 shares, while 8 investors held positions by with 5,121,906 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 23,214,412 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VLDR stock had 42 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,951,912 shares, while 45 institutional investors sold positions of 3,566,330 shares during the same period.