LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH)
LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) has recorded a new inter-day 52-week high, $4.10, on volume that is five times the listed daily average. While the broad market indexes are all pulling back, LPTH shares are on track to post a 27% gain in just the past week.
Orlando, FL-based LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) is a vertically integrated provider of optics, photonics and infrared solutions for the global industrial, defense, telecommunications, testing and measurement, and medical industries. LightPath designs, manufactures, and distributes proprietary optical and infrared components including molded glass aspheric lenses and assemblies, infrared lenses and thermal imaging assemblies, fused fiber collimators, and gradient index GRADIUM® lenses. LightPath also offers custom optical assemblies, including full engineering design support.
LPTH Stock Performance
Shareholders of LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) have fared well in 2017. Year-to-date, LPTH shares are up over 143%. This high level of performance is also reflected in the stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) figure of 86. Many investors and traders believe a figure over 70 reflects an “overbought” condition in a security, however LPTH shares have been over 70 for at least a month and the market seems to believe that higher prices are justified by recent earnings which are up 300% over the previous year. Financial analysts are expecting earnings growth for next year to be around 22%.
In 2015, LightPath posted a per share loss of ($0.05) but followed that in 2016 with a profit of ($0.09) per share, and profit of ($0.39) in FY2017. Sales have followed a similar path. For 2014, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) reported sales of $11.8 million. That number increased every year and in FY2017 the number was $28.4 million.
Two investment firms follow LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH). Both rate the shares as a “Buy”.
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About the author: Steve Clark is a 23-year Wall St professional with stints in M&A, risk management, and algorithm trading. Steve keeps his head in the game by looking for, and writing about, small companies that often get overlooked by the big investment firms.