Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) Shares Soar Above 1-Year High

The stock of Liberty Energy Inc. (NYSE: LBRT) has increased by 0.91 when compared to last closing price of 13.23.Despite this, the company has seen a loss of -0.30% in its stock price over the last five trading days. The Wall Street Journal reported on 02/04/23 that Energy CEO Is Fighting Climate Science

Is It Worth Investing in Liberty Energy Inc. (NYSE: LBRT) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Liberty Energy Inc. (NYSE: LBRT) is above average at 6.29x, while the 36-month beta value is 2.11.

The public float for LBRT is 166.40M, and currently, short sellers hold a 5.02% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of LBRT on April 21, 2023 was 3.35M shares.

LBRT’s Market Performance

The stock of Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) has seen a -0.30% decrease in the past week, with a 3.89% rise in the past month, and a -8.94% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.34%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.47% for LBRT. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 2.83% for LBRT’s stock, with a simple moving average of -8.91% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LBRT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LBRT stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for LBRT by listing it as a “Equal-Weight.” The predicted price for LBRT in the upcoming period, according to Morgan Stanley is $17 based on the research report published on April 18th of the current year 2023.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LBRT reach a price target of $19. The rating they have provided for LBRT stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on January 17th, 2023.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Overweight” to LBRT, setting the target price at $24 in the report published on October 26th of the previous year.

LBRT Trading at -5.74% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LBRT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -33.42% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.47%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.34%, as shares surge +10.88% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -13.87% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LBRT fell by -0.30%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +17.93% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $13.05. In addition, Liberty Energy Inc. saw -16.61% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LBRT starting from Wright Christopher A, who sale 17,324 shares at the price of $16.09 back on Dec 02. After this action, Wright Christopher A now owns 3,120,015 shares of Liberty Energy Inc., valued at $278,743 using the latest closing price.

Wright Christopher A, the Chairman of the Board & CEO of Liberty Energy Inc., sale 50,000 shares at $16.31 during a trade that took place back on Dec 01, which means that Wright Christopher A is holding 3,137,339 shares at $815,500 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LBRT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +12.39 for the present operating margin
  • +16.32 for the gross margin

The net margin for Liberty Energy Inc. stands at +9.63. The total capital return value is set at 30.97, while invested capital returns managed to touch 24.82. Equity return is now at value 29.30, with 16.60 for asset returns.

Based on Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT), the company’s capital structure generated 23.34 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 18.92. Total debt to assets is 13.55, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 20.68. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 16.77.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.57, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.10. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.35 and the total asset turnover is 1.80. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.47.


In a nutshell, Liberty Energy Inc. (LBRT) has experienced a bad performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.