Liquidia Corp (LQDA): A Case For Going Higher

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Liquidia Corporation Announces Poster Presentation at the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute 2024 Annual Congress.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Biotechnology industry segment, falling under the Healthcare sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $13.54 and fluctuated between $13.69 as its day high and $13.00 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Liquidia Corp is $1.03B. A total of 0.6 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.18M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, LQDA has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 15 BUYs and 8 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 76,511 shares during that period but sold 7,014.

In the most recent transaction, Adair Jason sold 77 shares of LQDA for 7.70 per share on Dec 18. After the transaction, the Chief Business Officer now owns 54,932 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 14, Caligan Partners LP bought 1,117,318 shares at 7.16 per share. LQDA shares that Director owns now total 11,280,945.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Manning Paul B acquired of 279,330 shares on Dec 14 at a per-share price of $7.16. This resulted in the Director holding 279,330 shares of LQDA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, JEFFS ROGER bought 139,665 shares at $7.16 per share on Dec 14. Company shares held by the Chief Executive Officer now total 640,805.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LQDA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $20.86 with high estimates of $30.00 and low estimates of $3.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LQDA has a high of $13.86 and a low of $5.71.

As of this writing, LQDA has an earnings estimate of -$0.23 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.22 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.25. The company reported an EPS of -$0.36 in the last quarter, which was -125.00% lower than expectations of -$0.16.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. LQDA’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $57.49M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $16.08M in debt and $7.33M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $0.74, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $65.27M.

Analysts Opinion

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 LQDA is Buy with a score of 4.29.

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