LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) went up by 3.74% during the previous trading session, and it is maintaining the win ahead of Wednesday’s trading session. The share price of the Software – Application giant went up by $37.17 to trade ended Wednesday trading at $35.83. This is up from the $35.83 price recorded on Tuesday’s trading session. Thanks to this latest performance, LPSN is closer to the higher price 52-week target of $53.00 and further from the lowest price target of $31.00. Its performance from the start of the year has also been positive, with LPSN up by 0.46% year-to-date.
LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) started the day trading at $36.23 and recorded an intraday high of $37.8. It also recorded an intraday low of $36.03 during Wednesday’s trading session. LivePerson Inc. is a very active stock that recorded a trading volume that is less than -58.07% of the average daily trading volume on Wednesday. The stock’s trading volume on Wednesday was 809787, which is less than -58.07 of the total average daily trading volume of 1.28 million.
LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) 2020 Performance Impressive
The increase in LPSN’s stock price on Wednesday saw its overall performance boost over the past few months. We can quantify the performance of the stock so far this year using a few metrics. The 52-week high price of LPSN currently stands at $45.21, which is higher than the current trading price of the stock by 17.78%. However, LPSN’s current trading price is -163.99% lower than the 52-week low price of $14.08. In terms of trading volume, LivePerson Inc. currently experienced healthy participation during the last trading session. 809787 shares of LivePerson Inc. were traded on the stock exchange on Wednesday, which is less than -58.07% of the 1.28 million average trading volume of the stock.
The performance of the stock has been positive over the past year. LPSN’s performance over the past one year has seen it surge by 37.26%, while the stock has gone down by -4.23% in the last six months. The quarterly performance of LPSN currently stands at 148.63%, and it is up by 2.17% in the last month. The only positive figure was from the weekly performance, which currently reads 5.39%. At the time of writing LPSN’s report, the company has a total market cap of $2.44B, making it one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the world.LivePerson Inc. also has over 1341 employees all over the world.
LPSN Insider Activities
For LivePerson Inc., insiders hold 95.80% of all company shares. The insider transactions over the past six months are up by 5.30%. During that period, insiders bought 412,900 shares in 22 transactions. In that same period, insiders sold 221,426 of their shares in 23 transactions. After these transactions, insiders at LivePerson Inc. now hold 4.76M shares, which is over 97.28% of the total company stocks. Institutional investors currently hold a large chunk of the LPSN shares, as they control 7.20% of the company’s total stock.
LPSN Fundamental Analysis
For LivePerson Inc., the stock’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) stands at -1.80. In the coming year, analysts expect the EPS to be -0.16. The EPS growth will up over the next five years to 30.00% after plunging by -62.60% in the previous five years. In terms of revenue, LivePerson Inc.’s quarterly sales (YOY) is shrinking at -0.11, which is higher than the average annual revenue of -62.60% over the past half a decade.
The Return on Investment (ROI) on LivePerson Inc.’s stock currently stands at -27.40%, and it has a net profit margin of -37.60%. The operating margin of the company is -33.50%, and its gross margin is 72.60%.
LPSN Analysts Prediction
In March 16, 2020, several analysts reiterated their positions on the LivePerson Inc. stock and predicted its performance to their investors. The analysts at Needham believe LPSN is still a Buy and set the price target between $47 and $33. The The Benchmark Company also has a Buy rating for LivePerson Inc., predicting the stock price to stay between $46 and $48.
Needham and The Benchmark Company also believe that LivePerson Inc.’s stock is outperforming at the moment. LPSN received a positive rating from Needham, which set a price target of $40-$45 for the stock.
At the moment, LivePerson Inc.’s Total Debt to Equity ratio stands at 1.24, and they have a long-term Debt to Equity ratio of 1.24.
LPSN Technical Analysis
The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is one of the most powerful technical indicators. The 20-day Simple Moving Average of LPSN currently stands at 4.28%, while the SMA50 is 23.55%. The biggest one is the SMA200, which is currently reading 9.14% ahead of Wednesday’s trading session. The Relative Strength Index of this stock is 61.35.