Brokerages expect LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) to post $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for LivePerson’s earnings. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 19th.

On average, analysts expect that LivePerson will report full year earnings of $0.06 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.05 to $0.06. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $0.12 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.08 to $0.17. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover LivePerson.

LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The technology company reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $64.21 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $62.55 million. LivePerson had a negative return on equity of 5.32% and a negative net margin of 9.21%. The business’s revenue was up 13.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.05 earnings per share.

Several brokerages have issued reports on LPSN. BidaskClub lowered LivePerson from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered LivePerson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 11th. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH restated a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 target price on shares of LivePerson in a research note on Friday, November 9th. Finally, B. Riley set a $32.00 target price on LivePerson and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.94.

In related news, CEO Robert P. Locascio sold 45,837 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.06, for a total transaction of $827,816.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 266,997 shares in the company, valued at $4,821,965.82. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Robert P. Locascio sold 3,405 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.82, for a total value of $64,082.10. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 312,834 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,887,535.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 96,070 shares of company stock worth $1,919,330. 11.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC purchased a new position in LivePerson during the second quarter worth about $156,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of LivePerson in the 2nd quarter worth about $165,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in shares of LivePerson in the 3rd quarter worth about $211,000. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of LivePerson in the 3rd quarter worth about $221,000. Finally, Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado purchased a new position in shares of LivePerson in the 3rd quarter worth about $244,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of LPSN traded down $0.18 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $19.85. The stock had a trading volume of 7,059 shares, compared to its average volume of 374,725. The firm has a market cap of $1.26 billion, a PE ratio of -330.50 and a beta of 0.90. LivePerson has a 52 week low of $10.80 and a 52 week high of $27.40.

About LivePerson

LivePerson, Inc provides mobile and online business messaging solutions that power digital communication between brands and consumers. It operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. The Business segment facilitates real-time online interactions, such as chat, voice, and content delivery across multiple channels and screens for corporations of various sizes.

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