Another Look At Corporate Profits: Conn’s Inc. (CONN) and Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (LTS)

On Sep 19, Renaud Todd, Vice President – CIO sold 3,000 shares of Conn’s Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN), with the average selling price of the stock being $24.67 per share. The total amount realized from this sold $74,015. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the sold of the shares.

In addition to that, Chief Human Resources Officer – Daly Brian sold an extra 8,700 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Sep 13, with a share sold at an average of $27.00 and a total of $234,900 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Chief Human Resources Officer – Daly Brian was left with 47,482 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $1282014.0.

The recent price movement of CONN means that it is now down by -62.59% from its 52-week high and -1.67% down against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of CONN stands at 3.42% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.55%. The beta score for this stock is 1.73. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 12/10/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.96 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 0.76 by 0.2. The revenue by the firm was 412.27M for the quarter.

The shares of Conn’s Inc. (CONN) dropped by -2.41%, leading to a loss of -$0.26 per share, and saw CONN end the trading session at $10.31 on Wednesday 01/15/20. CONN started the trading session at $10.56, before reaching a daily high of $10.60. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $10.23.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 1280831, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 959.34K shares, out of a total 9.30M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 291.09 million.

The shares of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE: LTS) went up by 0.29% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $3.48, which was higher than the previous closing price of $3.47. Over the past one week, the price of LTS has jumped by 0.87%, while it has recorded a loss of 0.00% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw LTS gain 65.71% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 13.73%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 15.61%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by 0.00%. The stock price has gone up by +76.65% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -0.85% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 1,694,850 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 100% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 2,022,602 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see LTS stock with a 100-Day average volume of 1,141,446 shares, giving it an average rating of 50% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves LTS with an average rating of 88% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports LTS stock not long ago. In its report sent out on May 10, 2016, Barrington Research lowered its ratings on LTS to a Outperform. In an earlier report on October 17, 2012, Barrington Research Initiated the stock to a Outperform.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 23.30% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 110 institutions currently hold the LTS stock. In the last quarter, a 35,166,169 LTS shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 12 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 11 institutions sold their entire LTS reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 51 increased their investment while 39 decreased their investment in the stock.