Understanding Light & Wonder Inc (LNW) through its ratios

In the latest session, Light & Wonder Inc (NASDAQ: LNW) closed at $100.83 down -0.20% from its previous closing price of $101.03. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.20 from its previous closing price. On the day, 637398 shares were traded.

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For a deeper understanding of Light & Wonder Inc’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 17.59 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 26.03. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.63 and its Current Ratio is at 1.88. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 5.14 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 5.09.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Mizuho on March 26, 2024, initiated with a Underperform rating and assigned the stock a target price of $83.

On March 11, 2024, Redburn Atlantic Downgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Buy and also upped its target price recommendation from $105 to $110.

On January 30, 2024, JP Morgan started tracking the stock assigning a Overweight rating and target price of $98.JP Morgan initiated its Overweight rating on January 30, 2024, with a $98 target price.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Mar 07 ’24 when Wilson Matthew R. sold 9,044 shares for $101.21 per share. The transaction valued at 915,343 led to the insider holds 125,940 shares of the business.

Lane Siobhan sold 3,566 shares of LNW for $359,203 on Mar 07 ’24. The SVP & CEO – Gaming now owns 11,302 shares after completing the transaction at $100.73 per share. On Mar 07 ’24, another insider, Sottile James, who serves as the Exec VP, CLO & Corp Sec of the company, sold 1,549 shares for $101.15 each. As a result, the insider received 156,681 and left with 57,478 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, LNW now has a Market Capitalization of 9.06B and an Enterprise Value of 12.56B. As of this moment, Light’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 57.00, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 19.46. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 80.28. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 3.12 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 11.86. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 4.33 whereas that against EBITDA is 13.99.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, LNW has reached a high of $108.90, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $56.01. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 94.07, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 81.06.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, LNW has traded an average of 575.70K shares per day and 571.02k over the past ten days. A total of 90.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 88.92M. Insiders hold about 1.02% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 81.03% stake in the company. Shares short for LNW as of Mar 15, 2024 were 4.61M with a Short Ratio of 8.01, compared to 2.83M on Feb 15, 2024. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 5.14% and a Short% of Float of 7.66%.

Earnings Estimates

There are 7 different market analysts currently analyzing its stock. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.65 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.79 and a low estimate of $0.49, while EPS last year was $0.23. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.94, with high estimates of $1.09 and low estimates of $0.82.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $4.19 and $3.3 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $3.76. EPS for the following year is $5.16, with 8 analysts recommending between $5.89 and $4.28.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 12 analysts have provided revenue estimates for LNW’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $3.18B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $3.05B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $3.12B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $2.9B, up 7.70% from the average estimate. Based on 12 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $3.4B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $3.7B and the low estimate is $3.15B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 8.80% from the average revenue estimate for this year.

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