Luminar Technologies Inc. [LAZR] stock Initiated by Credit Suisse analyst, price target now $22

Luminar Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ: LAZR] surged by $0.92 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $11.345 during the day while it closed the day at $10.99. The company report on August 8, 2022 that Luminar Provides Q2 Update; Raises Guidance.

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Increasing Growth Rate for Major Commercial Program Wins and Order Book; Raising Revenue Guidance.

Luminar (NASDAQ: LAZR), a leading global automotive technology company, announced its quarterly business update and financial results for the second quarter of 2022, ended June 30, 2022. The company reported $9.9 million of Q2 revenue, ahead of company expectations and up 57% YoY.

Luminar Technologies Inc. stock has also gained 46.14% of its value over the past 7 days. However, LAZR stock has inclined by 23.48% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -31.23% and lost -35.01% year-on date.

The market cap for LAZR stock reached $3.60 billion, with 352.06 million shares outstanding and 225.81 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.48M shares, LAZR reached a trading volume of 9417612 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 Luminar Technologies Inc. [LAZR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LAZR shares is $13.82 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LAZR stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. 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.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Luminar Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 14, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, SMBC Nikko raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on March 29, 2022, representing the official price target for Luminar Technologies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $14, while Goldman analysts kept a Neutral rating on LAZR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Luminar Technologies Inc. is set at 0.67, with the Price to Sales ratio for LAZR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 97.14. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 43.96, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.85.

LAZR stock trade performance evaluation

Luminar Technologies Inc. [LAZR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 46.14. With this latest performance, LAZR shares gained by 90.47% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -31.23% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -36.84% 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 LAZR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 78.68, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 87.60, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 70.43 for Luminar Technologies Inc. [LAZR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 7.39, while it was recorded at 9.47 for the last single week of trading, and 12.82 for the last 200 days.

Luminar Technologies Inc. [LAZR]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Luminar Technologies Inc. [LAZR] shares currently have an operating margin of -704.52 and a Gross Margin at -44.29. Luminar Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -745.01.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -137.28, with Return on Assets sitting at -34.15.

Luminar Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 11.40 and a Current Ratio set at 11.60.

Luminar Technologies Inc. [LAZR]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $1,314 million, or 47.50% of LAZR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LAZR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 18,809,097, which is approximately -2.13% of the company’s market cap and around 0.90% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 16,360,867 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $179.81 million in LAZR stocks shares; and G2VP I ASSOCIATES, LLC, currently with $116.48 million in LAZR stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Luminar Technologies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 121 institutional holders increased their position in Luminar Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ:LAZR] by around 27,439,088 shares. Additionally, 96 investors decreased positions by around 11,776,039 shares, while 59 investors held positions by with 80,324,727 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 119,539,854 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LAZR stock had 49 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,523,218 shares, while 43 institutional investors sold positions of 5,290,927 shares during the same period.


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