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We Analyzed the Future Direction of Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI), Here is What We Found

Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) went up by 0.23% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $28.62. The company’s stock price has collected -1.27% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 07/07/22 that Levi Strauss Sales Rise in Shifting Retail Market

Is It Worth Investing in Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE :LEVI) Right Now?

Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 11.79 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for LEVI is at 1.12. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 12 analysts out of 13 who provided ratings for Levi Strauss & Co. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 1 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $25.28, which is $8.18 above the current price. LEVI currently public float of 93.09M and currently shorts hold a 8.17% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LEVI was 1.92M shares.

LEVI’s Market Performance

LEVI stocks went down by -1.27% for the week, with a monthly drop of -7.07% and a quarterly performance of 3.07%, while its annual performance rate touched -29.77%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.39% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.53% for Levi Strauss & Co. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -3.14% for LEVI stocks with a simple moving average of -13.76% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LEVI

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LEVI stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for LEVI by listing it as a “Equal-Weight.” The predicted price for LEVI in the upcoming period, according to Morgan Stanley is $19 based on the research report published on August 04th of the current year 2022.

JP Morgan, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LEVI reach a price target of $32, previously predicting the price at $31. The rating they have provided for LEVI stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on January 27th, 2022.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Buy” to LEVI, setting the target price at $28 in the report published on January 27th of the current year.

LEVI Trading at -6.60% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LEVI to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -40.25% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.53%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.39%, as shares sank -7.52% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.48% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LEVI fell by -1.27%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -32.14% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $17.58. In addition, Levi Strauss & Co. saw -31.68% 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 LEVI starting from JAFFE SETH, who sale 12,365 shares at the price of $17.57 back on Aug 31. After this action, JAFFE SETH now owns 148,299 shares of Levi Strauss & Co., valued at $217,253 using the latest closing price.

JAFFE SETH, the EVP & General Counsel of Levi Strauss & Co., sale 12,782 shares at $18.75 during a trade that took place back on Jul 29, which means that JAFFE SETH is holding 148,299 shares at $239,662 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LEVI

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +12.03 for the present operating margin
  • +57.57 for the gross margin

The net margin for Levi Strauss & Co. stands at +9.60. Equity return is now at value 35.20, with 10.10 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.45.