Li Auto Inc. [LI] moved down -0.24: Why It’s Important

Li Auto Inc. [NASDAQ: LI] slipped around -0.06 points on Monday, while shares priced at $25.02 at the close of the session, down -0.24%. The company report on February 1, 2023 that Li Auto Inc. January 2023 Delivery Update.

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“We ranked first in both China’s full-size and large SUV markets for the full year of 2022, thanks to the outstanding sales performance of all three models we have brought to the market: Li L9, Li L8, and Li ONE. Fulfilling family users’ needs in the RMB300,000 to RMB500,000 price segment, our vehicles have emerged among the top choices of premium SUVs for families. Li L9 has dominated China’s monthly full-size SUV sales since last September, and Li L8 has defended the title of sales champion among large SUVs in China following Li ONE’s phenomenal performance, securing it in December 2022,” commented Xiang Li, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Li Auto. “With an unwavering commitment to our mission of ‘Create a Mobile Home, Create Happiness,’ we will continue to design and build products and services exceeding users’ demands. We look forward to unlocking new journeys for families of three with the official launch of Li L7, a five-seat flagship family SUV, on February 8, 2023.”.

Li Auto Inc. stock is now 22.65% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. LI Stock saw the intraday high of $25.73 and lowest of $24.29 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 41.49, which means current price is +26.30% above from all time high which was touched on 02/02/23.

Compared to the average trading volume of 10.66M shares, LI reached a trading volume of 6496544 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $34.55 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.

Jefferies have made an estimate for Li Auto Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on November 28, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, CLSA raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on August 08, 2022, representing the official price target for Li Auto Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $35, while HSBC Securities analysts kept a Buy rating on LI stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Li Auto Inc. is set at 1.40, with the Price to Sales ratio for LI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.94. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.75, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.88. Price to Free Cash Flow for LI in the course of the last twelve months was 30.03 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.60.

How has LI stock performed recently?

Li Auto Inc. [LI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.08. With this latest performance, LI shares gained by 8.59% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -25.60% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.75% 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 LI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 59.28, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.23, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.44 for Li Auto Inc. [LI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.74, while it was recorded at 25.60 for the last single week of trading, and 25.34 for the last 200 days.

Li Auto Inc. [LI]: Deeper insight into the 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 2.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.80.

Insider trade positions for Li Auto Inc. [LI]

There are presently around $5,267 million, or 29.50% of LI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LI stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 28,199,715, which is approximately -3.961% of the company’s market cap and around 0.04% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 19,781,600 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $494.94 million in LI stocks shares; and TIGER GLOBAL MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $430.63 million in LI stock with ownership of nearly 34.554% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Li Auto Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 103 institutional holders increased their position in Li Auto Inc. [NASDAQ:LI] by around 30,608,013 shares. Additionally, 164 investors decreased positions by around 35,402,340 shares, while 42 investors held positions by with 144,495,845 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 210,506,198 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LI stock had 27 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,006,076 shares, while 70 institutional investors sold positions of 17,988,676 shares during the same period.


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