e.l.f. Beauty Inc (ELF) Stock: Assessing the Risk and Reward

The stock of e.l.f. Beauty Inc (ELF) has gone up by 4.20% for the week, with a -16.03% drop in the past month and a 10.54% rise in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 5.61%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are 4.54% for ELF. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -0.49% for ELF’s stock, with a 22.89% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in e.l.f. Beauty Inc (NYSE: ELF) Right Now?

e.l.f. Beauty Inc (NYSE: ELF) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 76.52x compared to its average ratio, The 36-month beta value for ELF is at 1.60. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 rating it as “overweight,” 5 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The public float for ELF is 53.06M, and currently, shorts hold a 5.18% of that float. The average trading volume for ELF on April 23, 2024 was 1.46M shares.

ELF) stock’s latest price update

e.l.f. Beauty Inc (NYSE: ELF)’s stock price has gone rise by 6.92 in comparison to its previous close of 161.46, however, the company has experienced a 4.20% increase in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-22 that Recently, Zacks.com users have been paying close attention to e.l.f. Beauty (ELF).

Analysts’ Opinion of ELF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for ELF stocks, with TD Cowen repeating the rating for ELF by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for ELF in the upcoming period, according to TD Cowen is $190 based on the research report published on April 17, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Robert W. Baird, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see ELF reach a price target of $185. The rating they have provided for ELF stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on January 30th, 2024.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Equal-Weight” to ELF, setting the target price at $168 in the report published on January 22nd of the current year.

ELF Trading at -6.98% 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 -22.17% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.54%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.61%, as shares sank -13.70% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -1.08% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, ELF rose by +4.20%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +56.94% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $172.12. In addition, e.l.f. Beauty Inc saw 19.61% 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 AMIN TARANG, who sale 74,451 shares at the price of $166.40 back on Apr 18 ’24. After this action, AMIN TARANG now owns 316,161 shares of e.l.f. Beauty Inc, valued at $12,388,646 using the latest closing price.

MARCHISOTTO KORY sale 29,408 shares at $166.40 during a trade that took place back on Apr 18 ’24, which means that MARCHISOTTO KORY is holding 156,969 shares at $4,893,491 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for ELF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.16 for the present operating margin
  • 0.69 for the gross margin

The net margin for e.l.f. Beauty Inc stands at 0.15. The total capital return value is set at 0.17. Equity return is now at value 25.89, with 15.55 for asset returns.

Based on e.l.f. Beauty Inc (ELF), the company’s capital structure generated 0.31 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.25. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.44. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 27.83.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 88.43 million with net debt to EBITDA at 1.27. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 10.97. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.35for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.8. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.50.


In conclusion, e.l.f. Beauty Inc (ELF) has had a better performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is mixed, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. 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.

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