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Luminar Technologies Inc (LAZR Stock)- Can it Rally Autonomously?

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    • Luminar Technologies might face a lawsuit from an Israeli rival.
    • Many hedge funds have increased their position in LAZR.

Luminar Technology Inc., with some strategic partnerships, works on LiDAR and could face a lawsuit from an Israeli rival. In a recent press event, Luminar presented their next-generation chip design, showing an image of a processor. The Israeli startup, Lidwave, has claimed it to be their design and is looking for legal options. 

Luminar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: LAZR) & its Financials

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Orlando, Florida, US, Luminar Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: LAZR) works in the self-driving car sector. It produces Lidar and machine perception technologies and the associated software for autonomous vehicles. They are skillfully expanding in the market with strategic partnerships with Volvo AB and Daimler AG. 

The newest development won nearly $1 billion with Volvo Cars Corporation for the ADAS system and utilized their advanced LiDAR sensors. Ind related regulations worldwide. But investors can also have the advantage in the vesting in it could be risky due to the relatively new market of autonomous vehicles in the long run when technology enters the mainstream. 

Recent quarterly reports suggest major hedge funds adjust their Luminar Technologies (NASDAQ: LAZR) stakes. 

  • Huntington National Bank bought a new position worth $29K in Q3 2022
  • Cranbrook Wealth Management LLC bought $73K stakes in the same time frame.
  • Moors & Cobat Inc. purchased $76K
  • Centaurus Financial Inc. obtained $77K, and 
  • Arete Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position of $81K during the same Q3 of 2023. 

Overall 35% of stocks of Luminar Technologies (NASDAQ: LAZR) are owned by institutional inventors. These position adjustments can be a sign of the supposed growth of the company. 

Luminar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: LAZR) – Price & Candle Exploration

When writing, LAZR stock was trading at $5.66 after dropping 3.74%; previous close and open were at $5.88 and $5.86, respectively. The 52-week change was a drop of 59.16%. With an average volume of 12.71 million shares, the market cap of Luminar Technologies Inc. was $2.09 billion. Analysts have placed the price target at $13.58 with an upside of 140.0%. 

Source: LAZR; MarketBeat

With a 2.43 rating for HOLD, short interest seemed healthy, with 27.46% floats sold short. The profit margin has been 0.00%; the operating margin dropped massively by 1,083.60%. Returns on assets and equity dropped by 35.09% and 519.80%, respectively. Revenue per share was $0.11, and the quarterly revenue growth suffered by 9.90%. 

EBITDA was negative $434.44 million, while the diluted EPS was negative $1.20. The last earnings were reported on February 28, 2023, with a reported revenue of $11.126 million, where it was estimated to be $12.52 million, a surprise of negative $1.394 million and a drop of 11.13%. The next earnings are scheduled on May 9, with an estimated revenue of $11.938 million.

A slightly downward-sloping EMA and a relatively negative MACD complement the bearish momentum. A negative Earnings report, and news of legal actions against the company, pushed the prices further down. If it is resolved, the supposed lawsuit should bounce back from the demand zone. 

Source: LAZR; TradingView

If the sentiments are reversed and bulls enter the market, the price might try to cross R1 and try crossing R2. But before that, LAZR stock price is supposed to consolidate for some time before deciding further course of action. 

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