Velodyne Lidar Inc. [NASDAQ: VLDR] loss -1.23% or -0.08 points to close at $6.41 with a heavy trading volume of 5489478 shares. The company report on September 15, 2021 that Velodyne Lidar Calls for Action to Improve Pedestrian Safety.
New Velodyne White Paper Published by SAE International Shows How Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Can be Improved to Reduce Nighttime Dangers to Pedestrians.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) announced a white paper, written by Velodyne experts and published by SAE International, that calls for independent performance testing of driver assistance systems to be expanded to include dark, nighttime scenarios, as more than 75 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur in low-to-no light conditions. The change would address a gap in current testing protocols that primarily look at daytime conditions and largely overlook the risks to pedestrians from driver assistance systems which perform poorly in dark, nighttime conditions.
It opened the trading session at $6.43, the shares rose to $6.62 and dropped to $6.34, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for VLDR points out that the company has recorded -52.31% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -6.3% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 3.28M shares, VLDR reached to a volume of 5489478 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 Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]:
Robert W. Baird have made an estimate for Velodyne Lidar Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on July 20, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on April 20, 2021, representing the official price target for Velodyne Lidar Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $13, while Goldman analysts kept a Neutral rating on VLDR stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Velodyne Lidar Inc. is set at 0.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for VLDR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 15.61. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.39, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.79.
Trading performance analysis for VLDR stock
Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.23. With this latest performance, VLDR shares dropped by -4.33% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -52.31% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -74.51% 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 38.45, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 38.96, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.10 for Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 7.53, while it was recorded at 6.42 for the last single week of trading, and 13.78 for the last 200 days.
Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
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 9.30 and a Current Ratio set at 9.80.
An analysis of insider ownership at Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]
There are presently around $202 million, or 16.40% of VLDR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VLDR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 8,349,478, which is approximately 54.145% of the company’s market cap and around 39.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 4,357,441 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $27.93 million in VLDR stocks shares; and ALLIANZ ASSET MANAGEMENT GMBH, currently with $14.66 million in VLDR stock with ownership of nearly 81.125% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Velodyne Lidar Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 98 institutional holders increased their position in Velodyne Lidar Inc. [NASDAQ:VLDR] by around 16,466,064 shares. Additionally, 54 investors decreased positions by around 7,927,427 shares, while 21 investors held positions by with 7,116,011 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 31,509,502 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VLDR stock had 56 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,335,988 shares, while 34 institutional investors sold positions of 4,825,413 shares during the same period.