These Numbers Show Favorable Signs for Leslies Inc (LESL)

Leslies Inc (NASDAQ: LESL) is 18.38% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $4.39 and a high of $14.29 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The LESL stock was last observed hovering at around $7.70 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.48%.

Currently trading at $8.18, the stock is 17.11% and 25.34% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.48 million and changing 6.23% at the moment leaves the stock 15.20% off its SMA200. LESL registered -39.05% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of 17.02%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.79 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $20.24.

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The stock witnessed a 25.46% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 84.23%, and is 24.70% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 8.45% over the week and 7.07% over the month.

Current P/E ratio is 85.48 and Fwd P/E is 19.91. Profit margin for the company is 1.26%. Distance from 52-week low is 86.33% and -42.76% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.27%).

Leslies Inc quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.18 with sales reaching $202.09M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 1.79% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -0.80% year-over-year.

Leslies Inc (LESL) Top Institutional Holders

299 institutions hold shares in Leslies Inc (LESL), with institutional investors hold 117.64% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 184.33M, and float is at 175.88M with Short Float at 12.80%. Institutions hold 112.06% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Blackrock Inc. with over 24.8 million shares valued at $232.84 million. The investor’s holdings represent 13.48% of the LESL Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc with 17.98 million shares valued at $168.8 million to account for 9.77% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Ariel Investments, LLC which holds 16.59 million shares representing 9.02% and valued at over $155.77 million, while Champlain Investment Partners, LLC holds 8.37% of the shares totaling 15.39 million with a market value of $144.55 million.

Leslies Inc (LESL) Insider Activity

A total of 0 insider transactions have happened at Leslies Inc (LESL) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Egeck Michael R.,the company’sChief Executive Officer. SEC filings show that Egeck Michael R. bought 50,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Aug 07 at a price of $6.93 per share for a total of $0.35 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 2.39 million shares.

Leslies Inc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Aug 07 that Weddell Steven Mbought a total of 25,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Aug 07 and was made at $6.92 per share for $0.17 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 1.44 million shares of the LESL stock.