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Is Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ: LESL) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Leslie’s Inc. (LESL) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.02, or -0.16%, to $12.84. The Leslie’s Inc. has recorded 18,239 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Leslie’s, Inc. Announces Record Results for Fourth Quarter & Fiscal 2022; Provides Fiscal 2023 Outlook.

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Stocks Info

Leslie’s Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ in the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating in the Specialty Retail industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $12.86 and fluctuated between $12.90 as its day high and $12.27 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Leslie’s Inc. is $2.34B. A total of 1.82 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.21M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, LESL has seen 1 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 70,506 and the disposition of 9,364,935 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 16 BUYs and 4 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 669,618 shares during that period but sold 9,372,966.

In the most recent transaction, Bubbles Investor Aggregator, L sold 9,343,499 shares of LESL for 12.02 per share on Dec 12. After the transaction, the Former 10% Owner now owns 8,776,904 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 26, Gazaway Brad sold 3,335 shares at 14.82 per share. LESL shares that insider owns now total 130,447.

Among the insiders who sold shares, LaBode Moyo disposed of 4,696 shares on May 12 at a per-share price of $17.48. This resulted in the Chief Merchandising Officer holding 11,554 shares of LESL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Weddell Steven M bought 25,000 shares at $19.80 per share on Feb 08. Company shares held by the insider now total 1,411,377.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LESL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $16.00 with high estimates of $20.00 and low estimates of $14.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LESL has a high of $23.25 and a low of $11.43.

As of this writing, LESL has an earnings estimate of $0.31 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 12 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.35 per share and a lower estimate of $0.26. The company reported an EPS of -$0.01 in the last quarter, which was 50.00% higher than expectations of -$0.02.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 13 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 4.00. A total of 7 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 6 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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