LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB): The Latest Casualty Of Increased Volatility?

LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) does about 2.05M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1345546 shares change hands in Friday’s trading. The company now has a market cap of 33.01B USD. Its current market price is $101.37, marking a decrease of -0.26% compared to the previous close of $101.63. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $107.02 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $84.80.

LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) has a 20-day trading average at $100.43 and the current price is -5.28% off the 52-week high compared with 19.54% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $101.22 and its 200-day simple moving average is $96.86. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.75%, which decreases to 1.92% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 52.21 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $106.78, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 5.07% over the period.

JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” from Neutral on February 05, 2024 at a price target of $95-$100. Deutsche Bank downgraded its price target at $105.

LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) stock is up 2.27% over the week and -1.50% over the past month. Its price is 6.62% year-to-date and 11.96% over the past year.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 5.07 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 8.30% and return on equity of 16.48%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 15.67 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 10.27. The beta has a value of 1.13. Price to book ratio is 2.54 and price to sales ratio is 0.81.