89 institutions hold shares in Liquidia Corporation (LQDA), with 6.96M shares held by insiders accounting for 18.44% while institutional investors hold 53.55% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 37.76M, and float is at 32.74M with Short Float at 3.51%. Institutions hold 43.67% of the Float.
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The top institutional shareholder in the company is NEA Management Company, LLC with over 2.49 million shares valued at $7.33 million. The investor’s holdings represent 5.74% of the LQDA Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 2.14 million shares valued at $6.31 million to account for 4.93% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) which holds 1.15 million shares representing 2.64% and valued at over $3.38 million, while Ikarian Capital, LLC holds 2.20% of the shares totaling 0.95 million with a market value of $2.81 million.
Liquidia Corporation (NASDAQ: LQDA) is 16.61% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $2.53 and a high of $12.10 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The LQDA stock was last observed hovering at around $3.58 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.14% off its average median price target of $5.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 42.67% off the consensus price target high of $6.00 offered by 4 analysts, but current levels are 14.0% higher than the price target low of $4.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $3.44, the stock is 9.21% and 13.34% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.86 million and changing -3.91% at the moment leaves the stock -34.23% off its SMA200. LQDA registered -32.55% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -42.38%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $3.0852 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $3.9727.
The stock witnessed a 15.05% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 1.78%, and is 5.20% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 11.43% over the week and 9.90% over the month.
Liquidia Corporation (LQDA) has around 64 employees, a market worth around $136.91M and $0.00M in sales. Distance from 52-week low is 35.97% and -71.57% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-88.30%).
Liquidia Corporation (LQDA) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Liquidia Corporation (LQDA) is a “Overweight”. 4 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.20, where 1 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 3 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Liquidia Corporation quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.37.The EPS is expected to grow by 24.60% this year.
Liquidia Corporation (LQDA) Insider Activity
The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Eshelman Ventures, LLC, the company’s 10% Owner. SEC filings show that Eshelman Ventures, LLC sold 1,762,162 shares of the company’s common stock on Jan 26 at a price of $3.12 per share for a total of $5.5 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 2.6 million shares.
Liquidia Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jan 25 that Eshelman Ventures, LLC (10% Owner) sold a total of 719,287 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jan 25 and was made at $2.97 per share for $2.14 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 4.36 million shares of the LQDA stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Jan 22, Eshelman Ventures, LLC (10% Owner) disposed off 500,000 shares at an average price of $2.95 for $1.47 million. The insider now directly holds 5,082,659 shares of Liquidia Corporation (LQDA).