Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) stock jumped 1.46% on Thursday to $77.16 against a previous-day closing price of $76.05. With 3.87 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 1.9 million shares. During the session, the Semiconductors company that operates in wider Technology sector, reached to the highest price of $78.19 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $75.26. The 52-week range on LSCC shows that it touched its highest point at $96.82 and its lowest point at $43.41 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $98.22. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.27.
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Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of LSCC was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -8.85%, but this was down by -10.07% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -6.59% while six-month performance rose 11.05%. The stock gained 62.31% in the past year, while it has gained 18.93% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for LSCC yields 1.42 with Next year EPS estimates of 2.44. For the next quarter, that number is 0.51. This implies an EPS growth rate of 88.40% for this year and 17.89% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 15.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 33.30%.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 137.42 million LSCC shares are outstanding with a float of 134.68 million shares on hand for trading. On May 14, 2023, short shares totaled 9.08 million, which was 6.60% higher than short shares on Apr 13, 2023. In addition to Mr. James Robert Anderson as the firm’s Pres, CEO & Director, Ms. Sherri R. Luther serves as its CFO & Sr. VP.
Through their ownership of 103.74% of LSCC’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 69.98% of LSCC, in contrast to 30.87% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 3.68%. As the largest shareholder in LSCC with 10.10% of the stake, The Vanguard Group, Inc. holds 13,873,242 shares worth 13,873,242. A second-largest stockholder of LSCC, BlackRock Fund Advisors, holds 12,934,334 shares, controlling over 9.41% of the firm’s shares. Fidelity Management & Research Co is the third largest shareholder in LSCC, holding 10,379,972 shares or 7.56% stake. With a 3.11% stake in LSCC, the iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF is the largest stakeholder. A total of 4,276,957 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, which owns about 3.11% of LSCC stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 4,269,352 shares valued at 340.27 million. Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund holds 2.62% of the stake in LSCC, owning 3,593,951 shares worth 286.44 million.
An Overview of Recent Financials:
Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on Mar 31, 2023, LSCC reported revenue of $161.37M and operating income of $46.98M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $53.83M and diluted EPS was $0.32.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for LSCC since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With LSCC analysts setting a high price target of $110.00 and a low target of $82.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $98.62. Based on these targets, LSCC could surge 42.56% to reach the target high and rise by 6.27% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 27.81% from current levels.
EPS: Estimates vs Actual
It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded LSCC stock several times over the past three months with 8 Buys and 14 Sells. In these transactions, 26,549 shares were bought while 45,094 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 113 while that of sell transactions has risen to 164 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 1,479,910 while 1,121,108 shares were sold.