Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson [publ] [ERIC] is -2.68% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) [NASDAQ: ERIC] loss -1.61% or -0.19 points to close at $11.63 with a heavy trading volume of 11672970 shares. The company report on July 19, 2021 that Ericsson awarded reduced market share by China Mobile.

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– Ericsson share for China Mobile CP for 700MHz radio award is 2%.

– Decision reflects earlier market guidance in connection with global risk factors.

It opened the trading session at $11.80, the shares rose to $11.85 and dropped to $11.55, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for ERIC points out that the company has recorded -1.11% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -12.91% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 6.33M shares, ERIC reached to a volume of 11672970 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson [publ] [ERIC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ERIC shares is $16.91 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ERIC stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. 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.

Argus have made an estimate for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on July 19, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on June 24, 2021, representing the official price target for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) is set at 0.28, with the Price to Sales ratio for ERIC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.63. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.59, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.73. Price to Free Cash Flow for ERIC in the course of the last twelve months was 21.58 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

Trading performance analysis for ERIC stock

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) [ERIC] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -10.54. With this latest performance, ERIC shares dropped by -9.07% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -1.11% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 6.80% 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 ERIC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 27.74, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 21.99, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 32.02 for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) [ERIC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 13.03, while it was recorded at 12.64 for the last single week of trading, and 12.62 for the last 200 days.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson [publ] [ERIC]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) [ERIC] shares currently have an operating margin of +12.71 and a Gross Margin at +40.64. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.52.

Return on Total Capital for ERIC is now 23.25, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 14.92. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 20.66, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.33. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) [ERIC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 45.53. Additionally, ERIC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 31.28, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 14.43. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 33.83, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 23.25.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) [ERIC] managed to generate an average of $173,401 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.35 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.84.Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) [ERIC]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 ERIC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) go to 16.22%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson [publ] [ERIC]

There are presently around $3,246 million, or 9.80% of ERIC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ERIC stocks are: PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT CO/CA/ with ownership of 112,881,472, which is approximately -6.955% of the company’s market cap and around 0.90% of the total institutional ownership; HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, holding 28,020,000 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $325.87 million in ERIC stocks shares; and NEUBERGER BERMAN GROUP LLC, currently with $183.33 million in ERIC stock with ownership of nearly -14.099% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 210 institutional holders increased their position in Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) [NASDAQ:ERIC] by around 24,193,834 shares. Additionally, 139 investors decreased positions by around 32,060,001 shares, while 65 investors held positions by with 222,839,149 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 279,092,984 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ERIC stock had 62 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,390,852 shares, while 43 institutional investors sold positions of 3,853,062 shares during the same period.

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