What Are The Chances Of Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ: LESL) Becoming A Clear Buy?

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Leslie’s Inc. (LESL) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.31, or -2.28%, to $13.3. Volume reached 25,464 shares, with price reaching a high of $13.3 and a low of $13.3. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Leslie’s, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results; Revises Full Year Outlook.

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Stocks Info

As a NASDAQ listed company, LESL falls under the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating within the Home Improvement Retail industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $13.30 and fluctuated between $13.50 as its day high and $13.26 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Leslie’s Inc. is $2.44B. A total of 1.29 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.70M shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, LESL has seen 2 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 210,725 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 24 BUYs and 5 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 728,441 shares during that period but sold 21,904,852.

In the most recent transaction, LaBode Moyo sold 4,696 shares of LESL for 17.48 per share on May 12. After the transaction, the Chief Merchandising Officer now owns 11,554 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 08, Weddell Steven M bought 25,000 shares at 19.80 per share. LESL shares that owns now total 1,411,377.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Egeck Michael R. acquired of 101,700 shares on Feb 08 at a per-share price of $19.66. This resulted in the Chief Executive Officer holding 2,015,931 shares of LESL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Bubbles Investor Aggregator, L sold 13,625,310 shares at $20.25 per share on Dec 16. Company shares held by the 10% Owner now total 18,120,403.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LESL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $19.09 with high estimates of $27.00 and low estimates of $15.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LESL has a high of $24.40 and a low of $13.44.

As of this writing, LESL has an earnings estimate of $0.32 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 6 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.34 per share and a lower estimate of $0.3. The company reported an EPS of $0.67 in the last quarter, which was -8.22% lower than expectations of $0.73.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 12 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for LESL is Hold with a score of 4.40. A total of 8 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 3 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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