Lumen Technologies Inc. (LUMN) shares are trading at lower $8.62 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Hold, while the current analyst price target stands at $9.66.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $15.30 and the low is $8.16. Over the last 52 weeks, LUMN is down -33.38% while the S&P 500 is up 7.65%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, LUMN reported a profit of $903.0 million. Lumen Technologies Inc. also saw revenues increase to $5.19 billion. In addition, LUMN has free cash flow of $1.06 billion as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $2.06 billion which compares well with its peers.
LUMN booked profit margins of 5.60%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 9.00%, and its Return on Assets is 1.90%. All told, it is clear that, LUMN needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. LUMN has a short ratio of 10.60 and outstanding shares of 1.08B.
LUMN has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 11.21 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 1.13. Lumen Technologies Inc. LUMN also noted assets of $64.17 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as LUMN has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Lumen Technologies Inc. LUMN has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, LUMN represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Lumen Technologies Inc. LUMN is now commanding a market cap of 9.52B and a float of 991.49M. LUMN is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of LUMN stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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