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 Leslies Inc (LESL) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.18, or 3.16%, to $5.87. The Leslies Inc has recorded 38,499 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Leslie’s, Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results on November 28, 2023.
Leslies 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 $5.69 and fluctuated between $5.89 as its day high and $5.66 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Leslies Inc is $1.05B. A total of 2.52 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.55M shares.
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 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 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.
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 $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 $4.39.
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
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. 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.
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, 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.