Lamar Advertising Co (LAMR) stock has gained 1.42% over the past week and gets a Bullish rating from InvestorsObserver's Sentiment Indicator.
What is Stock Sentiment?
In investing, sentiment generally means whether or not a given security is in favor with investors. It is typically a pretty short-term metric that relies entirely on technical analysis. That means it doesn’t incorporate anything to do with the health or profitability of the underlying company.
Recent trends are a good indicator of current market sentiments. In its most basic form, stocks that are trending up are desirable by investors while stocks currently falling must be unattractive.
InvestorsObserver's Sentimental Indicator tracks both changes in price and volume to analyze the most recent trends. Typically an increase in volume indicates ongoing trends are getting stronger, while a decrease in volume usually signals an end to the current trend.
Available options can also represent current sentiments for a given stock. Since investors are able to bet on future trends of stocks using options, we consider the ratio of calls to puts when analyzing market sentiments .
What's Happening With LAMR Stock Today?
Lamar Advertising Co (LAMR) stock has risen 1.33% while the S&P 500 is down -0.88% as of 2:16 PM on Thursday, Apr 22. LAMR has gained $1.29 from the previous closing price of $97.10 on volume of 199,164 shares. Over the past year the S&P 500 has gained 51.16% while LAMR has gained 101.91%. LAMR earned $2.41 a per share in the over the last 12 months, giving it a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.98.
More About Lamar Advertising Co
Lamar Advertising Co is an outdoor advertising company organized as a real estate investment trust for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Lamar's core revenue-generating activity is leasing space for advertising on billboards, buses, shelters, benches, logo plates, and airport terminals through short-term agreements. The company is involved in this process from ad copy production to the placement and maintenance of physical advertisements. The vast majority of Lamar's revenue comes from renting ad space on its portfolio of static and digital roadside billboard displays in the U.S. The states of Pennsylvania and Texas house a proportion of these. The company's customers are restaurant, service, healthcare, and retail firms in terms of total revenue.