Velodyne Lidar Inc. (NASDAQ:VLDR) does about 2.96M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1605899 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 217.63M USD. Its current market price is $0.95, marking an increase of 3.83% compared to the previous close of $0.91. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $4.87 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $0.71. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $0.95 and a low of $0.914.
Velodyne Lidar Inc. (VLDR) has a 20-day trading average at $0.8518 and the current price is -80.52% off the 52-week high compared with 33.24% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $0.9405 and its 200-day simple moving average is $1.2398. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 5.94%, which increases to 7.24% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 53.62 to suggest the stock is neutral.
6 analysts observing the Velodyne Lidar Inc. (VLDR) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $0.85 and $3.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $4.29, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 77.86% over the period. The median price target is 12.04% away from the current levels at $1.08.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 6 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 1 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 1 analysts have rated it as a buy and 4 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Hold and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Hold the stock.
The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on November 09, 2022 when Craig Hallum upgraded the stock to “Hold” and issued a price target of between $1 and $0.85.
The current price level is 12.22%, 0.83%, and -24.01% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the VLDR price moving above the 50-day SMA on January 20. Velodyne Lidar Inc. (VLDR) stock is down -2.18% over the week and 14.27% over the past month. Its price is 28.43% year-to-date and -74.01% over the past year.
The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 6/29/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.18 above consensus estimates by $0.03. VLDR’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -17.90% this year and 20.30% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $11.77 million, which analysts say will come at $39.64 million for the current fiscal year and next year at $64.46 million. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $9.94 million.
Its 12-month price target is $1.08. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 77.86 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $0.85, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $3.00.
Outstanding shares total 213.52M with insiders holding 22.15% of the shares and institutional holders owning 31.17% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of -74.40% and return on equity of -68.70%. The beta has a value of 1.29. Price to book ratio is 0.94 and price to sales ratio is 4.85.
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by iShares Russell 2000 ETF, which sold off 46909.0 shares to end up with 4,496,780 shares worth $3.32 million. SPDR S&P Kensho New Economies Com cut their holdings by -0.13% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 1.39% position in Velodyne Lidar Inc. thanks to 3.32 million shares amounting to $2.45 million.