Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR] stock Upgrade by Craig Hallum analyst, price target now $0.85

Velodyne Lidar Inc. [NASDAQ: VLDR] gained 5.97% on the last trading session, reaching $0.77 price per share at the time. The company report on December 1, 2022 that Velodyne Lidar Launches Vella Family of Software Products.


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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced the beta launch of its Vella family of software products. Vella enables Velodyne’s customers to accelerate development of lidar-based vision solutions for autonomous applications. Using the online platform Vella Portal, Velodyne’s sensor customers can easily access Vella’s software offerings, which include Vella Go for lidar sensor management, Vella Perception for application development and Vella Cloud Services for artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

Velodyne Lidar Inc. represents 213.52 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $192.97 million with the latest information. VLDR stock price has been found in the range of $0.731 to $0.7797.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.10M shares, VLDR reached a trading volume of 2258270 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]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VLDR shares is $4.29 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VLDR stock is a recommendation set at 3.00. 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.

Craig Hallum have made an estimate for Velodyne Lidar Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on November 09, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on November 09, 2022, representing the official price target for Velodyne Lidar Inc. stock. On March 01, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for VLDR shares from 3.50 to 2.50.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Velodyne Lidar Inc. is set at 0.07, with the Price to Sales ratio for VLDR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.30. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.76, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.88.

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 -6.89. With this latest performance, VLDR shares dropped by -24.59% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -19.47% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -83.39% 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 36.14, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 32.33, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 39.34 for Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 0.9507, while it was recorded at 0.7530 for the last single week of trading, and 1.3525 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 -358.68 and a Gross Margin at -9.55. Velodyne Lidar Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -342.74.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -66.31, with Return on Assets sitting at -52.53.

Velodyne Lidar Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 5.30 and a Current Ratio set at 5.50.

An analysis of insider ownership at Velodyne Lidar Inc. [VLDR]

There are presently around $48 million, or 26.90% of VLDR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VLDR stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 13,219,526, which is approximately 11.141% of the company’s market cap and around 3.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 9,731,410 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $7.48 million in VLDR stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $4.24 million in VLDR stock with ownership of nearly 11.088% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Velodyne Lidar Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 66 institutional holders increased their position in Velodyne Lidar Inc. [NASDAQ:VLDR] by around 9,799,576 shares. Additionally, 65 investors decreased positions by around 14,089,916 shares, while 33 investors held positions by with 38,755,734 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 62,645,226 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VLDR stock had 16 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,116,813 shares, while 28 institutional investors sold positions of 7,119,298 shares during the same period.

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