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Luna Innovations Incorporated is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Luna Innovations Incorporated shares (LUNA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Luna Innovations Incorporated employs 411 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$4.93 - $13.05|
|50-day moving average||$11.24|
|200-day moving average||$9.55|
|Wall St. target price||$13.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.11|
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Valuing Luna Innovations Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Luna Innovations Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Luna Innovations Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 108x. In other words, Luna Innovations Incorporated shares trade at around 108x 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.
Luna Innovations Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Luna Innovations Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$82.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||9.47%|
|Gross profit TTM||$42.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.5%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.66%|
|Market capitalisation||$354.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 770,543 Luna Innovations Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Luna Innovations Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% up from 768,103 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Luna Innovations Incorporated shares can be evaluated.
Luna Innovations Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Luna Innovations Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Luna Innovations Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 199106.71834625). Luna Innovations Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 3.87. In other words for every 100,000 Luna Innovations Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3870 shares are currently held short.
However Luna Innovations Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Luna Innovations Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Luna Innovations Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Luna Innovations Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Luna Innovations Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0255% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Luna Innovations Incorporated shares, roughly 26 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Luna Innovations Incorporated.
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We're not expecting Luna Innovations Incorporated to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Luna Innovations Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.93 up to $13.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Luna Innovations Incorporated's is 1.0436. This would suggest that Luna Innovations Incorporated's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Luna Innovations Incorporated develops, manufactures, and markets fiber optic test, measurement, and control products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Lightwave and Luna Labs. The Lightwave segment offers test and measurement products, which include optical vector analyzer, optical backscatter reflectometers, and the Phoenix family of tunable lasers; and Hyperion sensing solution that enable full-spectrum data acquisition and flexible peak detect algorithms of fiber-bragg grating (FBG), long period FBGs and fabry-perot sensors with low-latency access to data for closed loop feedback applications. This segment also provides polarization control products, including components, modules, and instruments to measure, manage, and control polarization and group delay in fiber optic networks; tunable lasers; Terametrix terahertz gauging and imaging products that provides precise single and multi-layer thickness, density, basis weight, and caliper thickness measurements; ODiSI sensing solution, which provides distributed strain and temperature measurements; and Hyperion sensing products that targets fiber optic sensing applications. The Luna Labs segment provides applied research for customers principally in the areas of sensing and materials, such as coatings, adhesives, composites, and bio-engineered materials. The company sells its products to telecommunications companies, defense agencies, government system integrators, researchers, original equipment manufacturers, distributors, testing labs, and strategic partners directly, as well as through manufacturer representative organizations, partner and distribution channels, technical sales engineers, value added resellers, and independent sales representatives. Luna Innovations Incorporated was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.
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