LUNA - Luna Innovations Incorporated

NasdaqCM - NasdaqCM Real Time Price. Currency in USD
4.9900
+0.0400 (+0.81%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close4.9500
Open4.9900
Bid4.9600 x 800
Ask4.9800 x 2900
Day's Range4.9600 - 5.0100
52 Week Range2.6800 - 5.4000
Volume95,960
Avg. Volume94,861
Market Cap140.45M
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.28
PE Ratio (TTM)14.30
EPS (TTM)0.3490
Earnings DateNov 12, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est4.92
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  • Do Institutions Own Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) Shares?
    Simply Wall St.10 days ago

    Do Institutions Own Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) Shares?

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  • Business Wire24 days ago

    Meggitt and Luna Innovations Sign Exclusive License Agreement for the Supply of Fibre Optic Technology

    Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high-performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, and Luna Innovations, Incorporated (LUNA), a market leader for fibre optic-based technology, have signed an exclusive license agreement for the supply of fibre optic components and technology for aircraft fire and overheat detection equipment. Through this agreement Meggitt will develop and supply its innovative next-generation Bleed Air Leak Detection systems using fibre optic technology which improves sensor accuracy and reliability, ensuring passenger and crew safety.

  • Business Wirelast month

    Luna Innovations to Present at Singular Conference in New York on June 27, 2019

    Luna Innovations Incorporated (LUNA), a global leader in advanced fiber optic-based technology, announced its participation in the upcoming Singular Summer Solstice 2019 Conference in New York. Scott Graeff, President and CEO, will be presenting at the conference on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at The Westin New York Grand Central. Luna Innovations, Incorporated (www.lunainc.com) is a leader in optical technology, providing unique capabilities in high-performance, fiber optic-based, test products for the telecommunications industry and distributed fiber optic-based sensing for the aerospace and automotive industries.

  • Business Wire2 months ago

    CORRECTING and REPLACING Luna Innovations to Present at Singular Research Spring Select Webcall on May 30, 2019

    First paragraph, second sentence of release should read: The presentation is scheduled for 12 noon EDT.

  • Shelter from the storm: With Trade War is back on, will small caps outperform ?
    Singular Research2 months ago

    Shelter from the storm: With Trade War is back on, will small caps outperform ?

    The trade war with China and the potential for a slowing global economy has provided a unique investment opportunity for domestic small-cap companies that are more insulated from this. Here we focus on five unique investment opportunities that have strong potential in 2019. These companies are both growth and value oriented and are under followed by Wall Street. Luna Innovations, Inc. (LUNA) Price Target: $5.50 Percent Upside: 25% Luna Innovations, Inc. develops and markets fiber optic sensing and test and measurement products worldwide. The company has two operating segments. The products and licensing unit sells the company’s commercial fiber optic test and sensing equipment and the technology development segment performs contract R&D; for U.S. government agencies. First quarter highlights include: * Q1:19 revenues were $14.8 million, up 69% versus Q1:18, largely attributable to revenue growth in both the Product and Licensing (+98% YOY) and Technology Development segments (+43% YOY). * LUNA reported a 79% YOY increase in gross profit to $6.8 million for Q1:19. Gross margin expanded 200 bps YOY to 46% in Q1:19. * Adjusted EBITDA improved to $1.0 million for Q1:19, compared to a loss of $(0.1) million for Q1:18. * Net income for Q1:19 was $1.0 million or $0.03 per diluted share versus $0.1 million in Q1:18. * For the full year of 2019, LUNA expects revenue to be between $60-$65 million, and adjusted EBITDA to be between $6.0-$6.5 million. Primary Risk * The company operates in a space which is prone to rapid technological changes. New technology or the emergence of new industry standards could render existing products obsolete. Anika Therapeutics (ANIK) Price Target: $45.00 Percent Upside: 22% Anika develops and manufactures therapeutic products for tissue protection utilizing hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring polymer in humans. Products address osteoarthritis, advanced wound care, and surgical issues. Anika HA products are unique from several perspectives. First quarter highlights include: * Q1:19 revenues were $14.8 million, up 69% versus Q1:18, largely attributable to revenue growth in both the Product and Licensing (+98% YOY) and Technology Development segments (+43% YOY). * LUNA reported a 79% YOY increase in gross profit to $6.8 million for Q1:19. Gross margin expanded 200 bps YOY to 46% in Q1:19. * Adjusted EBITDA improved to $1.0 million for Q1:19, compared to a loss of $(0.1) million for Q1:18. * Net income for Q1:19 was $1.0 million or $0.03 per diluted share versus $0.1 million in Q1:18. * For the full year of 2019, LUNA expects revenue to be between $60-$65 million, and adjusted EBITDA to be between $6.0-$6.5 million. Primary Risk * Anika has and can potentially face unfavourable test results which can hinder new drug performance. Transcat, Inc. (TRNS) Price Target: $27.75 Percent Upside: 16% Transcat, Inc. is a leading provider of accredited calibration and laboratory instrument services and a value-added distributor of professional grade test, measurement and control instrumentation to highly regulated industries. Third quarter highlights include: * Q3:19 revenue increased ~1% to $40.8 million impacted by weakness in the Distribution segment. Revenue from the Distribution segment was down 6.2% YOY while the Service segment grew 9.2% YOY. Both the Service and Distribution segments saw margin contraction amid softness in Canadian operations, an unfavorable mix, and productivity challenges. The overall gross margin contracted 60 bps, while the operating margin declined by 70 bps. * Operating income decreased 9.8% YOY to $2.4 million. * Service revenue increased 9.2% to $20.4 million, comprised of ~5.2% organic revenue growth. Higher revenue was the result of new business from the life sciences market and growth in general industrial manufacturing. * Distribution revenue declined 6.2% YOY to $20.3 million due to tough comps. Primary Risk * TRNS’s results can be negatively affected by volatility in the oil & gas industry, weak economic activity, timing of customer orders, foreign exchange fluctuations, and competitor pricing. Olympic Steel, Inc. (ZEUS) Price Target: $17.00 Percent Upside: 20% Olympic Steel is a leading U.S. metals service center focused on the direct sale and distribution of large volumes of processed carbon, coated and stainless flat-rolled sheet, coil and plate steel, aluminum, tin, pipe and tubular products. Third quarter highlights include: * Q1:19 revenues were $446 million, up ~19% from Q1:18, reflecting momentum across all three company verticals - Carbon Flat (+15.6% YOY), Specialty Metals Flat (+34.4% YOY) and Tubular & Pipe Products (+14.6% YOY). * Operating income was $6.0 million in Q1:19, versus $12.3 million in Q1:18. There was no LIFO expense in Q1:19. * Excluding the LIFO expense and other adjustments, ZEUS reported adjusted net income of $2.1 million or diluted EPS of $0.18, compared to net income of $7.9 million or $0.70 per diluted share in the year ago period. * Management noted that the integration of the acquisition of McCullough Industries completed in January 2019 is progressing well. * Management anticipates a relatively steady demand environment QoQ in Q2:19 with a slight uptick in Specialty volumes while the Carbon business will be flat. Primary Risk * Client concentrations remain a key risk. A loss of a key client or a failure to renew a large contract could significantly impact financial results. Banco Latinoamericano (BLX) Price Target: $33.00 Percent Upside: 60% Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A., a multinational bank, primarily engages in the financing of foreign trade in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company operates through two segments, Commercial and Treasury. It offers short and medium-term bilateral, structured and syndicated credits, and loan commitments; letter of credit contingencies, such as issued and confirmed letters of credit, and stand-by letters of credit; and guarantees covering commercial risk and other assets. First quarter highlights include: * Bladex reported Profits of $21.2 million for the 1Q19, a 47% YoY increase, reflecting improved total revenues (+4% YoY), a 31% reduction in operating expenses and lower provisions for credit losses. * The Bank’s quarterly Profits were up from $20.7 million in 4Q18, a 2% QoQ improvement, on the absence of impairment losses on non-financial assets and lower operating expenses (-20% QoQ). * Net Interest Income (“NII”) increased to $28.0 million (+5% YoY; relatively stable QoQ) and Margins (“NIM”) of 1.74% (+6bps YoY; +13bps QoQ), on an improvement in net lending spreads and lesser low-yielding liquidity balances QoQ. * Fees and Commissions income totaled $2.4 million in 1Q19 (-23% YoY; -56% QoQ). The decrease in fees and commissions reflects a seasonally slower first quarter of the year, and the uneven nature of the loan syndication business. * Quarterly operating expenses were $9.9 million, a decrease of 31% YoY (1Q18 expenses were impacted by non-recurring charges). Expenses were 20% lower QoQ, benefitting from a first quarter seasonal effect. The Bank’s Efficiency Ratio improved to 30.8% in 1Q19, compared to 46.6% in 1Q18 and to 36.3% in 4Q18. Primary Risk * The economy in Central America remains a key concern. Factors such as currency devaluation and government legitimacy are hard to predict and can adversely affect stocks located in the region. Of course, consult your financial advisor before investing. Small & Micro cap stocks are more volatile and entail high risks. We will be hosting these companies on our upcoming webcall on Thursday, May 30. To register for this webcall, please click here. *Time Period for Singular Research’s performance is from August 31, 2004 to December 31, 2018. Commentary & Strategy by: Robert Maltbie, CFA President - Singular Research LinkedIn

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents2 months ago

    Edited Transcript of LUNA earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-19 9:00pm GMT

    Q1 2019 Luna Innovations Inc Earnings Call

  • Business Wire2 months ago

    Luna Innovations Announces Another Breakthrough in Measurement Capability for Fiber Optics

    Luna Innovations Incorporated (LUNA), a global leader in advanced fiber optic-based technology, has launched the 6415 Lightwave Component Analyzer (6415). The 6415 provides an advanced and cost-effect solution to support measurements for the development and manufacturing of modern high-speed optical components and networks. The product enables the next-generation, high-speed networks from the data center to 5G mobile, both of which require an ultrafast, economical optical network.

  • Are Investors Undervaluing Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) By 26%?
    Simply Wall St.2 months ago

    Are Investors Undervaluing Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) By 26%?

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  • Luna Innovations Named 2019 Innovator of the Year
    Business Wire2 months ago

    Luna Innovations Named 2019 Innovator of the Year

    Luna Innovations Incorporated (LUNA), a global leader in advanced fiber optic-based technology, was recognized as the Innovator of the Year at the annual TechNite awards banquet Friday night. The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) bestowed the honor, which was accepted by Scott A. Graeff, President and CEO of Luna Innovations. According to RBTC, this award “recognizes an individual, a group of individuals, company, or other organization that sets the standard for thought leadership and innovation in their respective field.

  • GlobeNewswire3 months ago

    Luna Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Release Date of May 8, 2019

    Roanoke, VA, May 01, 2019 -- Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) announced today it will report its first quarter financial results for the period ended March 31,.

  • Business Wire3 months ago

    Luna Innovations Receives Large Purchase Order for Tunable Lasers from Industry-Leading Robotics Company

    Luna Innovations Incorporated (LUNA), a global leader in advanced fiber optic-based technology, today announced that it will supply an industry-leading robotics company with a significant number of its Phoenix tunable lasers. Luna’s Phoenix tunable laser was designed with systems integration in mind and is well-suited to a wide range of fiber optic sensing instrumentations. The Phoenix is a miniaturized, tunable external cavity laser offering high performance in a compact footprint, which provides improved scalability, ruggedness and speed compared to similar lasers on the market. These features are ideal for robotics applications because they enable the maximum precision and repeatability needed to measure and control very fine movement.

  • Is Luna Innovations's (NASDAQ:LUNA) Share Price Gain Of 292% Well Earned?
    Simply Wall St.3 months ago

    Is Luna Innovations's (NASDAQ:LUNA) Share Price Gain Of 292% Well Earned?

    The worst result, after buying shares in a company (assuming no leverage), would be if you lose all the money you put in. But if you buy shares in a really great company, you can more than double your money. To wit, the...

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents4 months ago

    Edited Transcript of LUNA earnings conference call or presentation 4-Mar-19 1:30pm GMT

    Q4 2018 Luna Innovations Inc Earnings Call

  • Will Luna Innovations Continue to Surge Higher?
    Zacks4 months ago

    Will Luna Innovations Continue to Surge Higher?

    As of late, it has definitely been a great time to be an investor in Luna Innovations.

  • Is Luna Innovations Incorporated’s (NASDAQ:LUNA) ROE Of 2.0% Concerning?
    Simply Wall St.4 months ago

    Is Luna Innovations Incorporated’s (NASDAQ:LUNA) ROE Of 2.0% Concerning?

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  • ACCESSWIRE5 months ago

    These Four Tech Stocks Could Test March Highs

    As we've seen over the last few years, tech companies have invested resources in artificial intelligence, automation, quantum computing, and augmented reality to pioneer technologies to drive society into the future. ParcelPal Technology Inc (PTNYF) (PKG), Trevena Inc (TRVN), China Finance Online Co. Limited (JRJC), and Luna Innovations Incorporated (LUNA) represent 4 tech stocks on the rise on Monday. The Company is focused on improving the lives of their customers through their on-demand marketplace where customers can purchase what they need and have their goods delivered within an hour.

  • Business Wire5 months ago

    Luna Innovations Acquires General Photonics, A Leader in Characterization and Control of Light for Photonics Applications

    Luna Innovations Incorporated (LUNA), a global leader in advanced fiber optic-based technology, today announced that it has acquired General Photonics Corporation, a Chino, California-based leading provider of innovative components, modules and test equipment focused on the generation, measurement and control of polarized light critical in fiber optic-based applications. General Photonics provides customers with advanced technological solutions across a variety of industries, including those within Luna’s strategic markets. General Photonics’ component and module product lines are an ideal addition to Luna’s overall product portfolio.

  • Business Wire5 months ago

    Luna Innovations Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal-Year 2018 Results

    @lunainnovations reports 5th consecutive quarter of YoY, double-digit revenue growth in strong Q4 and fiscal year results!

  • GlobeNewswire5 months ago

    CORRECTING and REPLACING - Luna Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 and Year-End Financial Release Date of March 4, 2019

    Roanoke, VA, Feb. 26, 2019 --  News Release Luna Innovations Incorporated 301 1st Street, SW, Suite 200 Roanoke, VA 24011   CORRECTING and REPLACING - Luna Announces.

  • GlobeNewswire5 months ago

    Luna Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 and Year-End Financial Release Date of March 4, 2019

    Roanoke, VA, Feb. 25, 2019 --  News Release Luna Innovations Incorporated 301 1st Street, SW, Suite 200 Roanoke, VA 24011   Luna Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 and Year-End.

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  • Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA)?
    Simply Wall St.6 months ago

    Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA)?

    The big shareholder groups in Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) have power over the company. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their Read More...

  • Luna Innovations Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy?
    Zacks7 months ago

    Luna Innovations Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy?

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