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How to buy Livent Corporation stock | $16.84

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Livent Corporation is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Livent Corporation shares (LTHM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Livent Corporation employs 800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$309.5 million.

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  3. Search for Livent Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LTHM. 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 Livent Corporation 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$16.84, 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 Livent Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Livent Corporation. 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.

Livent Corporation share price

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Livent Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$16.84
52-week rangeUSD$4.3 - USD$12.53
50-day moving average USD$9.45
200-day moving average USD$7.3177
Wall St. target priceUSD$8.9
PE ratio 99.7273
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.107

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Livent Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.84 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-12) -21.42%
1 month (2020-12-18) 16.84
3 months (2020-10-19) 65.91%
6 months (2020-07-17) 148.74%
1 year (2020-01-17) 89.43%
2 years (2019-01-18) 28.94%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) N/A

Is Livent Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Livent Corporation's P/E ratio

Livent Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 100x. In other words, Livent Corporation shares trade at around 100x 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.

Livent Corporation's PEG ratio

Livent Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7549. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Livent Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Livent Corporation's EBITDA

Livent Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$49.1 million.

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

Livent Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$309.5 million
Operating margin TTM 8.5%
Gross profit TTM USD$114.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.06%
Return on equity TTM 2.87%
Profit margin 5.07%
Book value $3.906
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Livent Corporation shares

There are currently 27.0 million Livent Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Livent Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.2% up from 24.7 million last month.

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

Livent Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Livent Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Livent Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Livent Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Livent Corporation's SIR currently stands at 10.24. In other words for every 100,000 Livent Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10240 shares are currently held short.

However Livent Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Livent Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Livent Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Livent Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.18% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Livent Corporation shares in existence, roughly 180 shares are currently held short) or 0.3168% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Livent Corporation shares, roughly 317 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Livent Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Livent Corporation stock.

Livent Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Livent Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Livent Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Livent Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.3 up to $12.53. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LTHM.US volatility(beta: 2.11)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 Livent Corporation's is 2.105. This would suggest that Livent Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Livent Corporation overview

Livent Corporation manufactures and sells performance lithium based batteries, specialty polymer, and chemical synthesis applications in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers lithium compounds for use in applications that have specific performance requirements, including battery-grade lithium hydroxide for use in high performance lithium-ion batteries; and butyllithium, which is used in the production of polymers and pharmaceutical products, as well as a range of specialty lithium compounds, including high purity lithium metal, which is used in the production of lightweight materials for aerospace applications and non-rechargeable batteries. It also provides lithium phosphate, pharmaceutical-grade lithium carbonate, high purity lithium chloride, and specialty organics; and lithium carbonate and lithium chloride for use as feedstock in the process of producing performance lithium compounds. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Livent Corporation is a subsidiary of FMC Corporation.

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