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Are Things Looking Up For Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ: LESL)?

After Hours

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. After-hours trades for Leslie’s Inc. (LESL) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.13, or 1.33%, to $9.87. The Leslie’s Inc. has recorded 13,161 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Leslie’s, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Specialty Retail industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $9.74 and fluctuated between $10.26 as its day high and $9.62 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Leslie’s Inc. is $1.91B. A total of 3.11 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.17M shares.

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, LESL has seen 9 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 53,168 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 18 BUYs and 6 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 585,006 shares during that period but sold 9,456,212.

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.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LESL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $14.17 with high estimates of $18.00 and low estimates of $11.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LESL has a high of $20.30 and a low of $10.03.

As of this writing, LESL has an earnings estimate of $0.69 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 13 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.75 per share and a lower estimate of $0.61. The company reported an EPS of -$0.14 in the last quarter, which was -16.70% lower than expectations of -$0.12.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. LESL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $345.06M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.02B in debt and $311.27M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$1.39, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$217.56M.

Analysts Opinion

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. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 4.17.

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