Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] Stock trading around $11.79 per share: What’s Next?



Lumen Technologies Inc. [NYSE: LUMN] closed the trading session at $11.79 on 12/01/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $11.78, while the highest price level was $12.60. The company report on December 1, 2021 that Brightspeed Appoints Christie Grumbos as Chief Financial Officer.

Senior Executive Brings Decades of Financial Leadership and Strategy Experience to Brightspeed.

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Ms. Grumbos Will Shape Financial Strategy and Implementation as Brightspeed Executes on $2 Billion Fiber Optics Transformation Plan.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 20.92 percent and weekly performance of -14.69 percent. The stock has been moved at -21.35 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -2.32 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -2.80 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 10.77M shares, LUMN reached to a volume of 15197232 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 Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LUMN shares is $11.30 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LUMN stock is a recommendation set at 3.50. 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.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Lumen Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on November 04, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on May 20, 2021, representing the official price target for Lumen Technologies Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Lumen Technologies Inc. is set at 0.46, with the Price to Sales ratio for LUMN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.62. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.12, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.61. Price to Free Cash Flow for LUMN in the course of the last twelve months was 4.63 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

LUMN stock trade performance evaluation

Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -14.69. With this latest performance, LUMN shares dropped by -2.32% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -21.35% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 11.75% 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 LUMN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 31.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 22.81, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.15 for Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.89, while it was recorded at 12.83 for the last single week of trading, and 13.12 for the last 200 days.

Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.40 and a Gross Margin at +33.42. Lumen Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -5.95.

Return on Total Capital for LUMN is now 7.61, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -2.76. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -10.00, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.98. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 301.21. Additionally, LUMN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 75.08, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 56.61. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 276.07, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 68.81.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] managed to generate an average of -$31,590 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.48 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.33.Lumen Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Lumen Technologies Inc. posted 0.4/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.3/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 33.30%. 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 LUMN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Lumen Technologies Inc. go to -11.70%.

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Lumen Technologies Inc. [LUMN]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $9,764 million, or 82.00% of LUMN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LUMN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 125,403,945, which is approximately -1.023% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LTD, holding 97,259,407 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.15 billion in LUMN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.13 billion in LUMN stock with ownership of nearly -0.057% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Lumen Technologies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 336 institutional holders increased their position in Lumen Technologies Inc. [NYSE:LUMN] by around 37,849,842 shares. Additionally, 317 investors decreased positions by around 59,683,566 shares, while 134 investors held positions by with 730,629,508 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 828,162,916 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LUMN stock had 79 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,967,844 shares, while 77 institutional investors sold positions of 7,630,040 shares during the same period.