Originally published on Best Stocks\r\nCategory: best stocks to buy now\r\n\r\n According to Bloomberg.com, Livent Co. (NYSE: LTHM) has received an average “Hold” rating from the fifteen research firms that monitor the company. The company has received buy ratings from six research analysts, hold ratings from four, and sell ratings from two. In addition, the stock has a median price objective of $31.41, according to analysts that have updated their coverage of the stock in the preceding year.Several research analysts recently shared their thoughts on the stock in their discussions. On Tuesday, August 9, TheStreet upgraded the shares of Livent from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report. In a research note released on Thursday, October 13, Raymond James increased their target price from $33.00 to $35.00 on shares of Livent and gave the company an “outperform” rating. Mizuho reduced their price objective for Livent’s stock and downgraded the stock from “neutral” to “underperform” in a report on Thursday, August 4. B. Riley upped the company’s rating to “neutral” and boosted their price objective on shares of Livent from $30.00 to $32.00 in a report on Thursday, October 27. Notably, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft increased their price objective on Livent shares from $26.00 to $27.00 in a report issued on Tuesday, October 4.Friday’s opening price for the LTHM shares was $28.77. The annual high and low prices for Livent are $36.38 and $19.35, respectively. The company’s quick, current, and debt-to-equity ratios are, respectively, 2.65, 3.52, and 0.18. The company’s 50-day moving average is $30.74, and its 200-day moving average is $28.06. The market value of the company’s shares is $5.16 billion, and they have a P\/E ratio of 28.77 and a beta of 1.74.Paul W. Graves, the CEO of Livent, sold 85,171 shares of the company’s stock on Friday, September 9. The shares were sold at an average price of $35 per share for a total price of $2,980,985.00. Following the sale’s closing, the Chief Executive Officer will directly possess 299,980 shares of the company’s common stock, with a market value of approximately $10,499,300. You can access the SEC filing where the transaction was described by clicking this link. Paul W. Graves, the CEO of Livent, sold 85,171 shares of the company’s stock on Friday, September 9. The shares were sold at an average price of $35 per share for a total price of $2,980,985.00. Following the sale’s closing, the Chief Executive Officer will directly possess 299,980 shares of the company’s common stock, with a market value of approximately $10,499,300. You can access the SEC filing where the transaction was described by clicking this link. Gilberto Antoniazzi, the company’s chief financial officer, sold 3,635 company stock on Monday, September 19. The stock was sold for a total transaction value of $118,282.90 at an average price of $32.54.THE deal went through without a hitch, and the chief financial officer now owns 62,582 firm shares worth about $2,036,418.28. The disclosure for this sale is available here. In addition, 1.18 percent of the stock is held by company insiders.Some hedge funds recently adjusted the amount of LTHM they held. Lindbrook Capital LLC boosted its stake in Livent by 2,902.7% during the second quarter. After acquiring an additional 1,074 shares in the most recent quarter, Lindbrook Capital LLC now owns 1,111 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $25,000. First Personal Financial Services increased its holdings in Livent by about $25,000 during the third quarter. Oliver Lagore Vanvalin Investment Group purchased additional Livent shares for about $26,000 during the first quarter. Credit Agricole S.A. bought a new position in Livent shares during the second quarter, worth roughly $29,000. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC increased its holdings in Livent shares in the second quarter, increasing its total position to nearly $30,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds hold 87.57% of the company’s shares.Livent Corporation manufactures and markets performance lithium compounds in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. These compounds are primarily used in chemical synthesis, specialty polymers, and lithium-based battery applications. The business also sells a range of specialized lithium compounds, including battery-grade lithium hydroxide for high-performance lithium-ion batteries and high-purity lithium metal for use in non-rechargeable batteries and the fabrication of lightweight materials for aviation.