Are e.l.f. Beauty Inc’s (ELF) stock prices rising too high?

Robert W. Baird raised the price target for the e.l.f. Beauty Inc (NYSE:ELF) stock to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on January 30, 2024, according to finviz. We previously noted in another research note published on January 22, 2024 by Morgan Stanley that downgraded the stock from an Overweight to an Equal-weight with a price target of $168 for ELF stock. The research report from Raymond James has upgraded the stock from Outperform to Strong Buy, with a price target set at $140. The stock was upgraded by Jefferies, who disclosed in a research note on October 06, 2023, from Hold to Buy and set the price objective to $115. In their research brief published September 27, 2023, UBS analysts initiated the e.l.f. Beauty Inc stock to Buy with a price target of $138.

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 $0.74 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.56, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.18, which implies that the company surprised the market by 32.10%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2024) is $0.31. This is an average of 15 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.55 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0.19. According to 14 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $290.44M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $305.04M and a low estimate of $282.3M.

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

The firm’s stock price fluctuated -5.44% within the last five trades and -4.26% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 77.63% in the last 6 months and 36.08% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. ELF stock is trading at a margin of -3.31%, 7.12% and 44.82% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, ELF deals in the Consumer Defensive domain. The stock is trading -11.63 percent below its 52-week high and 149.34 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 142.9. 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 e.l.f. Beauty 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 15.81 percent and the profit margin is 14.53 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 66.97 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 $10.88 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 e.l.f. Beauty Inc (NYSE:ELF) is 86.89. 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 54.82. 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 12.22 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 17.68, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.

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, 4.41 percent of e.l.f. Beauty Inc shares are owned by insiders, and 99.13 percent are held by financial institutions. Franks Joshua Allen, the SVP, Operations at e.l.f. Beauty Inc (ELF) has sold 6,540 shares of firm on Mar 08 ’24 at a price of $206.32 against the total amount of $1.35 million. In another inside trade, AMIN TARANG, Chief Executive Officer of e.l.f. Beauty Inc (NYSE:ELF) sold 23,519 shares of the firm on Mar 05 ’24 for a total worth of $4.68 million at a price of $198.89. An inside trade which took place on Feb 29 ’24, Director of e.l.f. Beauty Inc Tait Gayle sold 835 shares of firm against total price of $0.17 million at the cost of $206.00 per share.

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