The Value Trap: Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (LTS), Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT)

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:LTS) is offering a substantial bargain with a P/S ratio at 0.56. The broad Investment Brokerage – National industry has an average P/S ratio of 5.03, which represents discount over the sector’s 275.65. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.27 and as high as 9.66. Also, it is up from 90% of the total 716 rivals across the globe.

LTS traded at an unexpectedly high level on 03/12/2018 when the stock experienced a 3.2% gain to a closing price of $3.55. The company saw 0.22 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 0.19 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (LTS) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 19.72% move, based on the high target price ($4.25) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $4.25 price target, but the stock is already up 73.17% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at 2.01% versus recent highs ($3.58). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $4.25 range (lowest target price), allowing for another 19.72% jump from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 22.41% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 9.23% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 12.34% so far this year. Additionally, LTS had a day price range of $3.43 to $3.58.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (LTS) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. needs to grow just 19.72% to cross its median price target of $4.25. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:LTS) are $3.2 and $3.04. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, LTS is a stock with 195.52 million shares outstanding that normally trades 1.88% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 4.11% with 0.11 average true range (ATR). LTS has a beta of 1.85 and RSI is 69.9.

Investors also need to beware of the Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ:RIOT) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 2818.37, which suggests that the shares are not attractive compared with peers. The broad Biotechnology industry has an average P/S ratio of 150.71, which is significantly worse than the sector’s 9.05. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 17.17 and as high as 1295.45. Also, it is down from 99% of the total 716 rivals across the globe.

Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Riot Blockchain, Inc. by far traveled 228.71% versus a 1-year low price of $3.06. The share price was last seen -2.92% lower, reaching at $8.97 on Mar. 12, 2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $8.6 and $9.2426. This company shares are -55.41% up from its target price of $4 and the current market capitalization stands at $89.7M. The recent change has given its price a -45.78% deficit over SMA 50 and -80.58% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -39.76% declines, -38.56% declines and 153.37% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found RIOT’s volatility during a week at 6.17% and during a month it has been found around 10.63%.

Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ:RIOT) Intraday Metrics

Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 1.32 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 5.52 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

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