Li Auto Inc. [LI] Stock trading around $29.11 per share: What’s Next?

Li Auto Inc. [NASDAQ: LI] closed the trading session at $29.11 on 08/29/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $29.055, while the highest price level was $30.55. The company report on August 15, 2022 that Li Auto Inc. Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results.

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Quarterly total revenues reached RMB8.73 billion (US$1.30 billion)1Quarterly deliveries reached 28,687 vehiclesQuarterly gross margin reached 21.5%.

Li Auto Inc. (“Li Auto” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LI; HKEX: 2015), a leader in China’s new energy vehicle market, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -9.31 percent and weekly performance of -5.64 percent. The stock has been moved at -4.40 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -11.36 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 19.89 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 11.95M shares, LI reached to a volume of 5196594 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 Li Auto Inc. [LI]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LI shares is $43.35 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LI 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.

CLSA have made an estimate for Li Auto Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 08, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, HSBC Securities raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on April 04, 2022, representing the official price target for Li Auto Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $37.20, while China Renaissance analysts kept a Buy rating on LI stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Li Auto Inc. is set at 1.79, with the Price to Sales ratio for LI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.53. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.54, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.24. Price to Free Cash Flow for LI in the course of the last twelve months was 22.62 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 3.10.

LI stock trade performance evaluation

Li Auto Inc. [LI] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.64. With this latest performance, LI shares dropped by -11.36% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.40% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -0.78% 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 LI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 36.94, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 34.61, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.23 for Li Auto Inc. [LI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 34.79, while it was recorded at 29.91 for the last single week of trading, and 29.31 for the last 200 days.

Li Auto Inc. [LI]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Li Auto Inc. [LI] shares currently have an operating margin of -3.77 and a Gross Margin at +20.82. Li Auto Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -1.19.

Return on Total Capital for LI is now -2.44, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.80. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -0.91, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.65. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Li Auto Inc. [LI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 24.66. Additionally, LI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 19.78, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 16.37. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 17.85, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 14.32.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Li Auto Inc. [LI] managed to generate an average of -$32,554 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 123.69 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.55.Li Auto Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 3.10 and a Current Ratio set at 3.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Li Auto Inc. [LI] stock

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 LI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Li Auto Inc. go to 13.21%.

Li Auto Inc. [LI]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $6,690 million, or 28.50% of LI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LI stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 29,362,758, which is approximately -1.781% of the company’s market cap and around 0.04% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 19,160,515 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $557.76 million in LI stocks shares; and BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO, currently with $374.31 million in LI stock with ownership of nearly -2.792% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Li Auto Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 155 institutional holders increased their position in Li Auto Inc. [NASDAQ:LI] by around 38,527,840 shares. Additionally, 143 investors decreased positions by around 45,053,810 shares, while 38 investors held positions by with 146,247,773 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 229,829,423 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LI stock had 58 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,887,663 shares, while 43 institutional investors sold positions of 14,175,090 shares during the same period.


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