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Designer Brands Inc. (DBI) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) has seen a decline in its stock price by -1.76 in relation to its previous close of 7.37. However, the company has experienced a -9.16% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 12/07/21 that Tesla, Intel, Bitcoin: What to Watch in the Stock Market Today

Is It Worth Investing in Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) is 3.18x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for DBI is 2.00. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 5 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price recommended by analysts for Designer Brands Inc. (DBI) is $10.67, which is $4.09 above the current market price. The public float for DBI is 48.79M and currently, short sellers hold a 16.28% of that float. On May 25, 2023, DBI’s average trading volume was 1.63M shares.

DBI’s Market Performance

DBI’s stock has seen a -9.16% decrease for the week, with a -11.27% drop in the past month and a -27.96% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 5.41%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.44% for Designer Brands Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -6.79% for DBI stock, with a simple moving average of -39.51% for the last 200 days.

DBI Trading at -13.29% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought DBI to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -62.64% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.44%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.41%, as shares sank -12.77% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -12.03% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, DBI fell by -9.16%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -55.99% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $7.71. In addition, Designer Brands Inc. saw -25.97% 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 DBI starting from Turner Mary, who sale 15,923 shares at the price of $8.30 back on Mar 24. After this action, Turner Mary now owns 31,502 shares of Designer Brands Inc., valued at $132,161 using the latest closing price.

LAU JOANNA T, the Director of Designer Brands Inc., sale 10,000 shares at $15.53 during a trade that took place back on Sep 22, which means that LAU JOANNA T is holding 58,244 shares at $155,300 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for DBI

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +5.76 for the present operating margin
  • +32.55 for the gross margin

The net margin for Designer Brands Inc. stands at +4.91. The total capital return value is set at 12.84, while invested capital returns managed to touch 12.63. Equity return is now at value 40.80, with 7.80 for asset returns.

Based on Designer Brands Inc. (DBI), the company’s capital structure generated 254.68 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 71.81. Total debt to assets is 54.86, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 210.77. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 59.43.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.46, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.61. The receivables turnover for the company is 23.89 and the total asset turnover is 1.65. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.24.


To wrap up, the performance of Designer Brands Inc. (DBI) has been bad in recent times. The stock has received a mixed of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.