Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ:LESL) went up by 2.32% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $32.84. The company’s stock price has collected 1.42% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/30/21 that Leslie’s, Inc. Publishes Inaugural ESG Report
Is It Worth Investing in Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ :LESL) Right Now?
Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ:LESL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 32.78 x from its present earnings ratio. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 10 analysts out of 13 who provided ratings for Leslie’s Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $32.82, which is $11.53 above the current price. LESL currently public float of 183.77M and currently shorts hold a 14.63% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LESL was 1.84M shares.
LESL’s Market Performance
LESL stocks went up by 1.42% for the week, with a monthly drop of -7.42% and a quarterly performance of -17.55%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.41% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.72% for Leslie’s Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -2.13% for LESL stocks with a simple moving average of -18.60% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of LESL
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LESL stocks, with Berenberg repeating the rating for LESL by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for LESL in the upcoming period, according to Berenberg is $30 based on the research report published on September 14th of the current year 2021.
Stifel, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LESL reach a price target of $28. The rating they have provided for LESL stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on September 09th, 2021.
Loop Capital gave a rating of “Buy” to LESL, setting the target price at $25 in the report published on August 20th of the current year.
LESL Trading at -8.84% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought LESL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -36.91% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 3.72%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.41%, as shares sank -8.36% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -14.66% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, LESL rose by +1.42%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -22.83% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $21.08. In addition, Leslie’s Inc. saw -25.33% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LESL starting from Bubbles Investor Aggregator, L, who sale 10,933,841 shares at the price of $21.34 back on Sep 17. After this action, Bubbles Investor Aggregator, L now owns 31,745,713 shares of Leslie’s Inc., valued at $233,328,167 using the latest closing price.
GIC Private Ltd, the 10% Owner of Leslie’s Inc., sale 6,623,159 shares at $21.34 during a trade that took place back on Sep 17, which means that GIC Private Ltd is holding 19,229,919 shares at $141,338,213 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for LESL
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +13.18 for the present operating margin
- +41.42 for the gross margin
The net margin for Leslie’s Inc. stands at +5.27. The total capital return value is set at 34.36, while invested capital returns managed to touch 14.98. Equity return is now at value -26.60, with 14.80 for asset returns.
The receivables turnover for the company is 34.04 and the total asset turnover is 1.71. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.44.