LILAK stock: buy or sell?

LILAK stock price: $17.28 0.76% At close on December 6th, 2019

Updated on:
December 6th, 2019

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Shares of Liberty Latin America ended today at $17.28 and grew a tiny 0.76%. Friday was the 3rd climbing day in a row, soaring 3.02%.

Liberty Latin America Ltd. provides various telecommunications services. Its services primarily include video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services.

Should I buy LILAK stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to choose your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Liberty Latin America stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Liberty Latin America stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we found 1 rating published for LILAK stock in the last month.

Is LILAK a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-2-21Pivotal Researchn/aBuy

LILAK stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Liberty Latin America grew a tiny 0.76% and closed at $17.28.

Liberty Latin America grew a tiny 0.76% and closed at $17.28. In the last 21 days when LILAK stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-1.02 per share (-5.57%). LILAK marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $18.21 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation.

LILAK stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Liberty Latin America ended this week at $17.28 and dropped a terrible -3.68%. Counting this, it's been 3 red weeks in a row, sliding $-0.75 or a -4.18%. Early November LILAK plummed a chilling -6.13% in just one week.

Liberty Latin America stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies.

LILAK stock chart (weekly)

LILAK stock price history

LILAK stock went public on July 2nd, 2015 with a price of $46.261. Since then, LILAK stock declined a -62.60%, with a yearly average of -15.70%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

LILAK stock historical price chart

LILAK stock reached 52-week highs on April at $21.93, and all-time highs 2015-07-02 with a price of 55.

LILAK stock price target is $27.00

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we only found 1 price prediction for Liberty Latin America stock:
LILAK stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-2-21Pivotal ResearchReiteratesn/a$27.00-
(in average)$0.00$27.000.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since February, when Liberty Latin America published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
LILAK earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-04-05n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-05-08n/a-0.26n/a
2018-Q22018-08-08n/a-0.25n/a
2018-Q32018-11-07n/a-0.15n/a
2018-Q42019-02-21n/a-1.3n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a fine increase of 3.22% to $3,705.70 M USD. On the other hand, its earnings margin (compared to sales) climbed to -9.32%, that is $-345.20 million.

LILAK annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$1,205 M-$12 M1.0%-
2015$1,217 M1.05%$44 M3.6%265.83%
2016$2,724 M123.76%$-235.80 M-8.7%-637.13%
2017$3,590 M31.80%$-778.10 M-21.7%229.98%
2018$3,706 M3.22%$-345.20 M-9.3%-55.64%

Quarterly financial results

Liberty Latin America reported $948.50 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 2.52% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-233.00 M with a profit margin of -24.57%. Profit margin plummed a -21.81% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -2.76%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Liberty Latin America sales marked a great increase and boosted a 11.58%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Liberty Latin America posted 4 negative quarters in a row.
LILAK quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$911 M-$-5.80 M-0.6%-
2017-Q2$921 M1.10%$-28.20 M-3.1%386.21%
2017-Q3$908 M-1.39%$-331.20 M-36.5%1,074.47%
2017-Q4$850 M-6.39%$-400.80 M-47.1%21.01%
2018-Q1$910 M7.03%$-44.50 M-4.9%-88.90%
2018-Q2$922 M1.34%$-42.20 M-4.6%-5.17%
2018-Q3$925 M0.34%$-25.50 M-2.8%-39.57%
2018-Q4$949 M2.52%$-233.00 M-24.6%813.73%

Liberty Latin America ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Liberty Latin America, 7.01% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for LILAK stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

LILAK
Market cap$2.3 B
Total shares131.1 M
Float shares141.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)84.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)7.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

LILAK summary

Friday, December 6th, 2019
Open$17.26
Close$17.28
Day range$17.23 - $17.42
Previous close$17.15
Session gain0.76%
Average true range$0.48
50d mov avg$17.88
100d mov avg$17.30
200d mov avg$18.15
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Liberty Latin America performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Liberty Latin America, the comparison is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
LILAKLiberty Latin Ame...4.79%-2.37%0.99%

Liberty Latin America competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Liberty Latin America competitor. This doesn't mean Liberty Latin America does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.