Risks and Returns of Leslies Inc (LESL) Stock

Telsey Advisory Group lowered the price target for the Leslies Inc (NASDAQ:LESL) stock to “a Market perform”. The rating was released on November 29, 2023, according to finviz.

Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts

Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.2 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.21, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.01, which implies that the company surprised the market by 4.80%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2024) is -$0.18. This is an average of 11 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$0.14 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.2. According to 10 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $202.09M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $207.47M and a low estimate of $192M.

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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The firm’s stock price fluctuated 10.00% within the last five trades and 15.10% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 9.84% in the last 6 months and 66.31% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. LESL stock is trading at a margin of 11.18%, 18.67% and 8.22% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, LESL deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -46.12 percent below its 52-week high and 75.40 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -23.4. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.

What Does Leslies Inc’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?

With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 6.48 percent and the profit margin is 1.26 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 37.29 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.

The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $1.42 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Leslies Inc (NASDAQ:LESL) is 80.46. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 18.74. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.99 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market.

Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?

Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 4.68 percent of Leslies Inc shares are owned by insiders, and 111.78 percent are held by financial institutions. Egeck Michael R., the Chief Executive Officer at Leslies Inc (LESL) has bought 50,000 shares of firm on Aug 07 at a price of $6.93 against the total amount of $0.35 million. In another inside trade, Weddell Steven M, of Leslies Inc (NASDAQ:LESL) bought 25,000 shares of the firm on Aug 07 for a total worth of $0.17 million at a price of $6.92.

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