LivePerson Inc. (LPSN): LPSN moving down?

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LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of -0.70% or -$0.26 shares. The trading starts at $36.66 and closed at $37.17 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $36.57 and day high was $37.11 on Thursday, June 18. After the session, the Technology sector daily volume shifted to 0.48 million while its average volume is 1.26M. In other hand, the LPSN market cap reached to $2.42B. While, its current target price is $36.91 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 13.08% and up 3.51% for month. Its quarterly performance was 115.85% above, while its half year performance is down -4.10%. LPSN yearly performance stood at positive 28.88% and fall -0.24% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for LivePerson Inc. is 2.00.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. LPSN EPS (TTM) for 12-month is -1.80. EPS for this year is -263.00%, while for the next year its value is -0.16. Its EPS Q/Q reached -86.90%. It has an EPS of -62.60% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 30.00%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on LPSN for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 14 of 16 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 2 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 15 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 15, 0 rated it sell, 13 rated it as Buy and 2 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $31.00-$53.00. Average target price for LPSN was reached at $39.64.

Blackrock Inc., FMR, LLC and Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) are the top three holders in LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 9.11 million shares which valued 207.21 million. On Mar 30, 2020, FMR, LLC owned 9.06 million shares which valued at 206.17 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has a total of 6.55 million shares which valued at 149.11 million. In the end, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) have 9.90% shares outstanding of LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 1.50% and institutional holding shifted to 95.80%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of -1.80. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 15 analysts estimated an average EPS of -0.11, while -0.17 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for LPSN published in the report was -0.14–0.02 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was -0.17 which is higher than -0.21 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for LPSN rise 8.41% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 21.50% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 3.33%. The moving average value for LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) is 32.18 and 33.88 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in LPSN stock. On May 21, Mossler Fred, Director, sold 7,102 trading shares at the cost of $36.75, which valued at 0.26 million. On May 15, Greenberg Monica L., EVP, General Counsel, sold 30,000 shares at the cost of $38.00, with total shares of 20,854. On May 12, Greenberg Monica L., EVP, General Counsel, sold 12,047 shares at the cost of 36.67. After this transaction, Greenberg Monica L. total shares reached to 20,854 which valued at 0.44 million.