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e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (ELF) Beta Value: Understanding the Market Risk

The price-to-earnings ratio for e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (NYSE: ELF) is above average at 73.63x. The 36-month beta value for ELF is also noteworthy at 1.49. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 4 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The average price estimated by analysts for ELF is $149.45, which is $17.91 above than the current price. The public float for ELF is 51.95M, and at present, short sellers hold a 4.36% of that float. The average trading volume of ELF on September 15, 2023 was 1.09M shares.

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ELF) stock’s latest price update

The stock price of e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (NYSE: ELF) has plunged by -1.37 when compared to previous closing price of 131.99, but the company has seen a -5.56% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Motley Fool reported 2023-09-14 that e.l.f. Beauty is growing revenue at an eye-popping rate of over 75% year over year. The company is rapidly gaining market share thanks to innovative marketing and low prices for its products.

ELF’s Market Performance

e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (ELF) has seen a -5.56% fall in stock performance for the week, with a -1.62% decline in the past month and a 27.72% surge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.84%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.14% for ELF. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 0.85% for ELF’s stock, with a 46.15% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of ELF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for ELF stocks, with Stifel repeating the rating for ELF by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for ELF in the upcoming period, according to Stifel is $107 based on the research report published on July 24, 2023 of the current year 2023.

ELF Trading at 5.29% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought ELF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -6.91% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.14%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.84%, as shares surge +0.52% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +13.82% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, ELF fell by -5.56%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +134.52% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $129.12. In addition, e.l.f. Beauty Inc. saw 135.41% 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 ELF starting from Watson Maureen C., who sale 7,894 shares at the price of $136.22 back on Sep 08. After this action, Watson Maureen C. now owns 1,570 shares of e.l.f. Beauty Inc., valued at $1,075,332 using the latest closing price.

Franks Joshua Allen, the SVP, Operations of e.l.f. Beauty Inc., sale 12,684 shares at $134.61 during a trade that took place back on Sep 07, which means that Franks Joshua Allen is holding 95,822 shares at $1,707,389 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for ELF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +11.77 for the present operating margin
  • +64.40 for the gross margin

The net margin for e.l.f. Beauty Inc. stands at +10.63. The total capital return value is set at 14.77, while invested capital returns managed to touch 13.64. Equity return is now at value 24.60, with 17.00 for asset returns.

Based on e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (ELF), the company’s capital structure generated 19.99 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 16.66. Total debt to assets is 13.80, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 17.54. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 14.62.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 10.63, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.02. The receivables turnover for the company is 10.20 and the total asset turnover is 1.06. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.81.


In summary, e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (ELF) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing 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.