Livent Corporation is part of the metals and mining industry and is in the basic materials sector. The company CEO is Paul W Graves.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The LTHM shares had a previous change of 4.36% which opened at 6.73 and closed at 6.94. It moved to an intraday high of 6.99 and a low of 6.63.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, LTHM shares returned 7.76% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -40.12%. Over three months, it changed -44.83%. In one year it has changed -59.10% and within that year its 52 week high was 19.90 and its 52 week low was 6.22. LTHM stock is 11.58% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 13.24 and a 50 day moving average of 10.07. Right now, LTHM stock is trading -47.58% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $1.0b with 146.0m shares outstanding and a float of 146.0m shares. Trading volume was 1,883,588 shares and has experienced an average volume of 2,950,374 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Livent Corporation was 1.48 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 4.69. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.12.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-07-2019: 0.12
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-11-2019: 0.18
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-06-2018: 0.00
2ndQtr 2018 0.49
1stQtr 2018 0.00

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Livent Corporation; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 39.50% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 16,072,487, which was 11.01% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.29. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.



The beta was calculated to be 2.13.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 16.53%, profit margin is 25.54%, price-to-sales is 2.22 and price-to-book is 1.92.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 2  : Growth Expectations Result
 5  : Financial Safety Result
 3  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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