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Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) Shares Rise Despite Market Challenges

The stock price of Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) has surged by 15.12 when compared to previous closing price of 26.66, but the company has seen a 10.28% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported 2 hours ago that Urban Outfitters Stock Soars as Earnings Reveal Bright Spot in Retail

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

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 15.69x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 1.49. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 4 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 8 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) is $31.25, which is -$2.07 below the current market price. The public float for URBN is 60.42M, and currently, short sellers hold a 15.55% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of URBN on May 24, 2023 was 1.50M shares.

URBN’s Market Performance

URBN’s stock has seen a 10.28% increase for the week, with a 19.32% rise in the past month and a 16.07% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.37%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 3.23% for Urban Outfitters Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 12.33% for URBN stock, with a simple moving average of 21.42% for the last 200 days.

URBN Trading at 13.98% 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 able to rebound, for now settling with 3.19% of gains for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.23%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.37%, as shares surge +17.62% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +18.99% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, URBN rose by +10.31%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +39.42% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $27.55. In addition, Urban Outfitters Inc. saw 28.68% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at URBN starting from Hayne Azeez, who sale 16,116 shares at the price of $26.25 back on Apr 13. After this action, Hayne Azeez now owns 0 shares of Urban Outfitters Inc., valued at $423,045 using the latest closing price.

Conforti Frank, the Co-President & COO of Urban Outfitters Inc., sale 42,000 shares at $27.28 during a trade that took place back on Mar 03, which means that Conforti Frank is holding 2,361 shares at $1,145,760 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for URBN

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +4.86 for the present operating margin
  • +29.90 for the gross margin

The net margin for Urban Outfitters Inc. stands at +3.33. The total capital return value is set at 7.98, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.94. Equity return is now at value 9.20, with 4.30 for asset returns.

Based on Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN), the company’s capital structure generated 62.33 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 38.40. Total debt to assets is 30.34, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 49.35. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 30.40.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.68, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.34. The receivables turnover for the company is 71.52 and the total asset turnover is 1.28. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.39.


To put it simply, Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) has had a better performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.