LightPath Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ: LPTH] traded at a high on 06/04/21, posting a 21.79 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $2.85. The company report on May 19, 2021 that LightPath Announces Participation in the Mars Exploration Program.
LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) (“LightPath,” the “Company,” or “we”), a leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer and integrator of proprietary optical and infrared components and high-level assemblies, is delighted to announce that NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) recently confirmed that optical elements manufactured by our subsidiary, ISP Optics, is supporting the Mars Curiosity Rover’s efforts in the NASA Science Exploration Program.
The Zinc Sulfide Mid-wave Infrared (MWIR) lens and beam-splitter are critical components of the Tunable Laser Spectrometer (TLS) instrument on the Mars Curiosity Rover.
The results of the trading session contributed to over 23903747 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of LightPath Technologies Inc. stands at 11.50% while the volatility over the past one month is 8.48%.
The market cap for LPTH stock reached $62.19 million, with 26.37 million shares outstanding and 19.91 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.01M shares, LPTH reached a trading volume of 23903747 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about LightPath Technologies Inc. [LPTH]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LPTH shares is $4.43 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LPTH stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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.
H.C. Wainwright have made an estimate for LightPath Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 23, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on April 13, 2020, representing the official price target for LightPath Technologies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $3.10, while Dougherty & Company analysts kept a Buy rating on LPTH stock. On May 05, 2017, analysts increased their price target for LPTH shares from 3 to 3.50.
The Average True Range (ATR) for LightPath Technologies Inc. is set at 0.21, with the Price to Sales ratio for LPTH stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.59. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.10, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.27. Price to Free Cash Flow for LPTH in the course of the last twelve months was 51.82 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.70.
How has LPTH stock performed recently?
LightPath Technologies Inc. [LPTH] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 21.79. With this latest performance, LPTH shares gained by 11.76% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.68% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 23.38% 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 LPTH stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.60, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 72.10, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 56.22 for LightPath Technologies Inc. [LPTH]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.67, while it was recorded at 2.47 for the last single week of trading, and 3.03 for the last 200 days.
LightPath Technologies Inc. [LPTH]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and LightPath Technologies Inc. [LPTH] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.83 and a Gross Margin at +36.36. LightPath Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.48.
Return on Total Capital for LPTH is now 4.95, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.19. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.55, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.77. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, LightPath Technologies Inc. [LPTH] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 22.07. Additionally, LPTH Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 18.08, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 15.35. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 16.21, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 13.28.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, LightPath Technologies Inc. [LPTH] managed to generate an average of $2,330 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.43 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.71.LightPath Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.70 and a Current Ratio set at 2.80.
Earnings analysis for LightPath Technologies Inc. [LPTH]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, LightPath Technologies Inc. posted 0.02/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.01/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 100.00%. 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 LPTH.
Insider trade positions for LightPath Technologies Inc. [LPTH]
There are presently around $25 million, or 31.20% of LPTH stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LPTH stocks are: AIGH CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC with ownership of 1,854,324, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 6.50% of the total institutional ownership; RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, holding 1,546,315 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.41 million in LPTH stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $3.61 million in LPTH stock with ownership of nearly 3.182% of the company’s market capitalization.
23 institutional holders increased their position in LightPath Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ:LPTH] by around 736,459 shares. Additionally, 22 investors decreased positions by around 552,401 shares, while 9 investors held positions by with 7,342,208 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 8,631,068 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LPTH stock had 9 new institutional investments in for a total of 318,047 shares, while 12 institutional investors sold positions of 363,268 shares during the same period.