Lithium Americas Corp. [NYSE: LAC] stock went on an upward path that rose over 6.40% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 6.07%. The company report on January 6, 2023 that Lithium Americas Provides Update Following Hearing on the Thacker Pass Record of Decision Appeal.
During the hearing, the plaintiffs, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) and the Company addressed final questions following the submission of briefings in August 2022. The Federal Court reaffirmed no additional hearings or briefings are required and expects to issue a decision in the next couple months.
Over the last 12 months, LAC stock dropped by -24.85%. The one-year Lithium Americas Corp. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 46.29. The average equity rating for LAC stock is currently 2.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $2.68 billion, with 134.68 million shares outstanding and 112.87 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.05M shares, LAC stock reached a trading volume of 3663961 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on Lithium Americas Corp. [LAC]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LAC shares is $37.44 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LAC stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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.
Evercore ISI have made an estimate for Lithium Americas Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 16, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, B. Riley Securities dropped their target price from $44 to $41. The new note on the price target was released on October 27, 2022, representing the official price target for Lithium Americas Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $38, while Piper Sandler analysts kept a Overweight rating on LAC stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Lithium Americas Corp. is set at 1.07 The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.50, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.94.
LAC Stock Performance Analysis:
Lithium Americas Corp. [LAC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.07. With this latest performance, LAC shares dropped by -13.39% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -3.32% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -24.85% 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 LAC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.73, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.24, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.86 for Lithium Americas Corp. [LAC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 23.28, while it was recorded at 19.14 for the last single week of trading, and 25.45 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Lithium Americas Corp. Fundamentals:
Return on Equity for this stock declined to -10.52, with Return on Assets sitting at -6.68.
Lithium Americas Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 52.10 and a Current Ratio set at 52.10.
Lithium Americas Corp. [LAC] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $595 million, or 24.10% of LAC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LAC stocks are: FIFTHDELTA LTD with ownership of 4,031,810, which is approximately -36.46% of the company’s market cap and around 16.38% of the total institutional ownership; HIMENSION CAPITAL (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD., holding 3,263,933 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $65.64 million in LAC stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $64.36 million in LAC stock with ownership of nearly 2.994% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Lithium Americas Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 113 institutional holders increased their position in Lithium Americas Corp. [NYSE:LAC] by around 3,981,067 shares. Additionally, 105 investors decreased positions by around 5,743,448 shares, while 62 investors held positions by with 19,845,091 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 29,569,606 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LAC stock had 52 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,165,970 shares, while 34 institutional investors sold positions of 760,418 shares during the same period.