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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Analysts Point To Leslies Inc (NASDAQ: LESL) Growth In The Future

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 Leslies Inc (LESL) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.09, or 1.89%, to $4.84. The Leslies Inc has recorded 40,153 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Leslie’s, Inc. Appoints Seth Estep to Board of Directors.

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Stocks Info

As a NASDAQ listed company, LESL falls under the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating within the Specialty Retail industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $4.75 and fluctuated between $5.0100 as its day high and $4.6600 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Leslies Inc is $874.00M. A total of 2.81 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.80M 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 3 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 280,546 and the disposition of 84,841 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 18 BUYs and 7 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 646,635 shares during that period but sold 9,541,854.

In the most recent transaction, Egeck Michael R. bought 50,000 shares of LESL for 6.93 per share on Aug 07. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 2,391,814 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 07, Weddell Steven M bought 25,000 shares at 6.92 per share. LESL shares that the insider owns now total 1,436,377.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Bubbles Investor Aggregator, L disposed of 9,343,499 shares on Dec 12 at a per-share price of $12.02. This resulted in the Former 10% Owner holding 8,776,904 shares of LESL after the transaction.

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 $7.72 with high estimates of $12.00 and low estimates of $6.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LESL has a high of $17.12 and a low of $4.45.

As of this writing, LESL has an earnings estimate of $0.18 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 11 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.34 per share and a lower estimate of $0.15. The company reported an EPS of -$0.14 in the last quarter, which was -27.30% lower than expectations of -$0.11.

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. 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 -$0.98, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$217.56M.

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, 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 3.36.

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