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How to buy Lithium Americas stock

Learn how to easily invest in Lithium Americas stock.

Lithium Americas Corp is an other industrial metals & mining business based in the US. Lithium Americas shares (LAC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lithium Americas employs 350 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of 0.00.

How to buy shares in Lithium Americas

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LAC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Lithium Americas stock price (NYSE: LAC)

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Lithium Americas shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$29.33
52-week range$11.84 - $41.56
50-day moving average $32.30
200-day moving average $21.13
Wall St. target price$40.20
PE ratio 10.603
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.62

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Lithium Americas price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.33 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -6.44%
1 month (2021-12-17) 1.98%
3 months (2021-10-19) 11.69%
6 months (2021-07-19) 130.04%
1 year (2021-01-19) 9.36%
2 years (2020-01-17) 608.45%
3 years (2019-01-18) 802.46%
5 years (2017-01-19) 3,634.40%

Is Lithium Americas stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Lithium Americas's P/E ratio

Lithium Americas's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Lithium Americas shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

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

Lithium Americas financials

Gross profit TTM $0
Return on assets TTM -6.09%
Return on equity TTM -1787.52%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $4.40
Market capitalisation $4.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lithium Americas share dividends

We're not expecting Lithium Americas to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Lithium Americas's shares ever split?

Lithium Americas's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 7 November 2017. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lithium Americas shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lithium Americas shares which in turn could have impacted Lithium Americas's share price.

Lithium Americas share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lithium Americas's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.84 up to $41.56. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LAC.US volatility(beta: 1.34)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 Lithium Americas's is 1.3352. This would suggest that Lithium Americas's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lithium Americas overview

Lithium Americas Corp. operates as a resource company in the United States. The company explores for lithium deposits. It owns interests in the Cauchari-Olaroz Project located in Jujuy province of Argentina; and Thacker Pass project located in north-western Nevada. The company was formerly known as Western Lithium USA Corporation and changed its name to Lithium Americas Corp. in March 2016. Lithium Americas Corp.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lithium Americas is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 16.703% of Lithium Americas shares are held by insiders and 24.487% by institutions.
How many people work for Lithium Americas?
Latest data suggests 350 work at Lithium Americas.
When does the fiscal year end for Lithium Americas?
Lithium Americas's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Lithium Americas based?
Lithium Americas's address is: 900 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 1E5
What is Lithium Americas's ISIN number?
Lithium Americas's international securities identification number is: CA53680Q2071
What is Lithium Americas's CUSIP number?
Lithium Americas's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 53680Q207

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