Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney is behind the news, as he downgraded shares from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating. For comparison, the consensus rating for LAZR stock is “hold” based on eight opinions.
In addition to the downgrade, Delaney also introduced a new price target of $5 for LAZR stock. To put that in perspective, the stock closed Tuesday at $7.73 per share. Additionally, the consensus price target for LAZR is $13.77.
What’s Behind the Bearish LAZR Stock Rating?
Here’s what the Goldman Sachs analyst had to say about Luminar in a note to clients obtained by CNBC:
“We see downside to the company’s margin outlook with the company targeting revenue per vehicle of ~$1k which we believe implies ASPs [average selling price] roughly 50-100% higher than key competitors for MEMs/solid state lidar.”
Trading volume for LAZR stock comes in at 4 million shares as of this writing. That’s still below the company’s daily average trading volume of 12.9 million shares. Even so, the stock is down 10.5% as of Wednesday morning.
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