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Lannett Company, Inc is a drug manufacturers-specialty & generic business based in the US. Lannett Company shares (LCI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lannett Company employs 954 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$544.9 million.

How to buy shares in Lannett Company

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Lannett Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LCI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Lannett Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$6.85, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Lannett Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lannett Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Lannett Company share price

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Lannett Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$6.85
52-week rangeUSD$4.89 - USD$10.34
50-day moving average USD$6.4579
200-day moving average USD$6.3385
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.75
PE ratio 100.5814
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.086

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Is it a good time to buy Lannett Company stock?

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Lannett Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.85 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) 3.63%
1 month (2020-12-15) 0.74%
3 months (2020-10-15) 1.63%
6 months (2020-07-15) 33.27%
1 year (2020-01-15) -27.05%
2 years (2019-01-15) -11.95%
3 years (2018-01-12) 24.75
5 years (2016-01-15) 34.12

Is Lannett Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Lannett Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lannett Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lannett Company's P/E ratio

Lannett Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 101x. In other words, Lannett Company shares trade at around 101x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Lannett Company's EBITDA

Lannett Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$105.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lannett Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lannett Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$544.9 million
Operating margin TTM 8.7%
Gross profit TTM USD$197.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.57%
Return on equity TTM -8.98%
Profit margin -5.09%
Book value $7.598
Market capitalisation USD$276.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lannett Company shares

There are currently 7.9 million Lannett Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Lannett Company's "short interest". This figure is 1.5% down from 8.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lannett Company shares can be evaluated.

Lannett Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lannett Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lannett Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lannett Company shares traded daily (recently around 287667.87016776). Lannett Company's SIR currently stands at 27.42. In other words for every 100,000 Lannett Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 27420 shares are currently held short.

However Lannett Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lannett Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lannett Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lannett Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.19% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lannett Company shares in existence, roughly 190 shares are currently held short) or 0.2845% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lannett Company shares, roughly 285 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Lannett Company.

Find out more about how you can short Lannett Company stock.

Lannett Company share dividends

We're not expecting Lannett Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Lannett Company's shares ever split?

Lannett Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 3 March 2003. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lannett Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lannett Company shares which in turn could have impacted Lannett Company's share price.

Lannett Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lannett Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.89 up to $10.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LCI.US volatility(beta: 1.27)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lannett Company's is 1.2714. This would suggest that Lannett Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lannett Company overview

Lannett Company, Inc. develops, manufactures, packages, markets, and distributes generic versions of brand pharmaceutical products in the United States. The company offers solid oral and extended release, topical, liquid, nasal, and oral solution finished dosage forms of drugs that address a range of therapeutic areas, as well as ophthalmic, nasal, patch, foam, buccal, sublingual, suspensions, soft gel, injectable, and oral dosages. It also provides its products for various medical indications, such as analgesic, anti-psychosis, cardiovascular, central nervous system, endocrinology, gastrointestinal, infectious disease, migraine, respiratory/allergy/cough/cold, urinary, and others medical indications. The company's primary products include Levothyroxine Sodium tablets, Fluphenazine tablets, Posaconazole DR tablets, Verapamil SR tablets, Methylphenidate CD capsules, Omeprazole capsules, Pantoprazole Sodium DR tablets, Sumatriptan Nasal spray, Metolazone tablets, Amphetamine IR Tablets, Methylphenidate Hydrochloride ER stimulants, as well as cocaine hydrochloride solution. It sells its pharmaceutical products to generic pharmaceutical distributors, drug wholesalers, chain drug retailers, private label distributors, mail-order pharmacies, other pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, hospital buying groups, governmental entities, and health maintenance organizations. The company has supply and development agreements with Summit Bioscience LLC, HEC Pharm Group, Dexcel Pharma, Elite Pharmaceuticals, RivoPharm, and various other companies. Lannett Company, Inc. was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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