If you’re on the hunt for stocks to watch today, Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) is a stock to give close attention to. The company shares are trading 4.17% or 0.14 points down from last closing price of $3.36, reaching $3.22 at last check. The LLNW share price has dropped in 1 of the last 5 days and is up 21.74% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue decreasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on weak volume too with far less shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing weakened by -1,357,361 shares, and in total 363239 shares valued at $1.17 million were seen changing hands compared with 1.721 million shares valued at $5.781 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on lower prices shows the bearish trend but this is an early indication which means that the LLNW stock is near its bottom.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (LLNW) shares have notched a 3-month gain of about 21.74%, but has still advanced 43.59% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank -30.58% over the past 12 months, while it jumped 42.98% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $379.44M, with its short interest ratio standing at 4.42%.
In the current trading session for LLNW, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $3.39 and was down as much as $3.19 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $2.2. The 52-week high is now at -38.72 distance from current price. Their recent low of $5.32 represents a 48.18% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. The price target currently for LLNW is $3.32, this is below the recent high that the stock attained. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.
The stock of Limelight Networks, Inc. earned $-0.2 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of -16.1. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is lower than the ones recorded by the industry which is 28.4 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 29.02. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. LLNW also has P/S multiple of 1.99. This is greater versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 1.15x.
The company recorded an interesting insider purchase transaction by the SVP on Jul 25, 2019. A Securities and Exchanges Commission filings show that Thomas Marth bought a total of 21,550 LLNW shares that day for a sum of around $49,996. Limelight Networks, Inc. (LLNW) insiders have acquired 278,398 shares in the stock within the past three months. In total, individual insiders traded 409,400 shares in the business, which makes up 18.151% of 2,255,510 shares that were traded over a year. In the past 12 months, insiders have purchased 1,658,144 shares while the seller parted with 597,366 shares.
LLNW‘s last price was up 15.5% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $2.79 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $2.47. At present, there are 112.93 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 111.44 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 5.3% while institutions stake was 75.7%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (-13.1%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 41.9% over the past 12 months.
When assessing the full upside of the LLNW stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its 30.37% gain from moving average of $2.47 has brought about a positive sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 2.14 to the stock. With the beta been greater than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically more volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.
Most of the analysts surveyed by Thomson/First Call think quite highly of Limelight Networks, Inc. — 1 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 2 analysts who maintain a hold rating for the stock, with 0 giving it a sell rating. Analysts arrived at a 12-month price target of $3.85 on shares of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW), which corresponds to 19.94% upside potential than its current market price of $3.22 and implies potential despite the recent drop in the price. However, their current target price has fallen from $4.5667 a month ago and is down handily from the consensus target of $6.5 a quarter ago.
In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly 16.9%. Though the percentage looks encouraging, extra tailwinds are emerging as looking out over a next 5-year period, with analysts estimating that their earnings will increase annually by 15%. The revenue of the company has risen at an average annualized rate of about 2.4 over the last five years. The company recently recorded a drop of -8.6%, but this figure is rather unattractive.
Let’s briefly check the hedge fund interest towards LLNW stock. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP changed position in the company and now owns 505,007 shares worth $1,626,123, SEC documents show. Harvey Partners LLC shored up assets in the stock as 584768.8 shares have been purchased, increasing its stake by 10.3% to 645,000 shares which are currently valued at $2,076,900. In addition, United Services Automobile Association recently reported that it now owns 1,410,143 shares making a total of $4,540,660 based on the recent price. This refelects a change of 2.1% in their ownership.