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Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) Reveals an Earnings Mystery

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) went up by 0.24% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $38.17. The company’s stock price has collected -0.61% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 08/24/22 that Urban Outfitters Stock Slips on Higher Discounts and Inventory

Is It Worth Investing in Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ :URBN) Right Now?

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 9.30 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for URBN is at 1.38. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for Urban Outfitters Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 9 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $23.08, which is $2.02 above the current price. URBN currently public float of 60.42M and currently shorts hold a 23.45% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of URBN was 2.11M shares.

URBN’s Market Performance

URBN stocks went down by -0.61% for the week, with a monthly drop of -4.04% and a quarterly performance of 6.61%, while its annual performance rate touched -33.97%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.70% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.68% for Urban Outfitters Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.53% for URBN stocks with a simple moving average of -13.25% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of URBN

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for URBN stocks, with B. Riley Securities repeating the rating for URBN by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for URBN in the upcoming period, according to B. Riley Securities is $23 based on the research report published on June 17th of the current year 2022.

Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see URBN reach a price target of $25, previously predicting the price at $34. The rating they have provided for URBN stocks is “Equal-Weight” according to the report published on May 27th, 2022.

Barclays gave a rating of “Equal Weight” to URBN, setting the target price at $29 in the report published on April 01st of the current year.

URBN Trading at -0.07% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought URBN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -44.64% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.68%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.70%, as shares sank -3.25% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +9.82% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, URBN fell by -0.61%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -33.13% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $21.42. In addition, Urban Outfitters Inc. saw -28.03% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at URBN starting from Hayne Azeez, who sale 5,000 shares at the price of $26.61 back on Mar 21. After this action, Hayne Azeez now owns 4,095 shares of Urban Outfitters Inc., valued at $133,025 using the latest closing price.

Hayne Azeez, the CAO & General Counsel of Urban Outfitters Inc., sale 1,100 shares at $38.00 during a trade that took place back on Nov 16, which means that Hayne Azeez is holding 8,827 shares at $41,800 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for URBN

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +8.98 for the present operating margin
  • +32.84 for the gross margin

The net margin for Urban Outfitters Inc. stands at +6.83. Equity return is now at value 12.80, with 5.90 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.31.

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