There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.10, or 2.18%, to $4.68. The LivePerson Inc. has recorded 21,413 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that LivePerson launches EAI, a new class of AI that’s Equal, Enterprise-Grade, and for Everyone.
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As a NASDAQ listed company, LPSN falls under the Technology sector while operating within the Software – Application industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $4.58 and fluctuated between $4.7300 as its day high and $4.3800 as its day low. The current market capitalization of LivePerson Inc. is $365.76M. A total of 1.96 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.19M shares.
Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, LPSN has seen 5 BUY and 7 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 120,252 and the disposition of 14,089 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 13 BUYs and 9 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 478,030 shares during that period but sold 34,331.
In the most recent transaction, Osumi Norman M. sold 570 shares of LPSN for 4.96 per share on Apr 24. After the transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer now owns 47,099 company shares. In a previous transaction on Apr 13, Greenberg Monica L. sold 1,003 shares at 4.81 per share. LPSN shares that EVP, Policy & General Counsel owns now total 108,861.
Among the insiders who sold shares, LOCASCIO ROBERT P disposed of 3,017 shares on Apr 10 at a per-share price of $4.50. This resulted in the Chief Executive Officer holding 391,418 shares of LPSN after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Collins John DeNeen sold 1,170 shares at $4.50 per share on Apr 10. Company shares held by the Chief Financial Officer now total 193,763.
In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LPSN in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $4.72 with high estimates of $6.00 and low estimates of $3.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LPSN has a high of $18.17 and a low of $3.57.
As of this writing, LPSN has an earnings estimate of -$0.38 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.24 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.62. The company reported an EPS of -$0.55 in the last quarter, which was -150.00% lower than expectations of -$0.22.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. LPSN’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $521.85M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $580.35M in debt and $223.43M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $0.86, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $349.44M.
The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for LPSN is Buy with a score of 3.00.