Leslies Inc (NASDAQ: LESL): Is It A Buying Opportunity Again?

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LESL belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NASDAQ while operating in the Specialty Retail industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $7.78 and fluctuated between $7.91 as its day high and $7.47 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Leslies Inc is $1.44B. A total of 2.73 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.48M shares.

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. 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 13 BUYs and 2 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 349,964 shares during that period but sold 88,977.

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.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LESL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $6.58 with high estimates of $9.00 and low estimates of $5.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LESL has a high of $13.16 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 12 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.14 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.2. The company reported an EPS of $0.14 in the last quarter, which was -22.20% lower than expectations of $0.18.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. LESL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $343.50M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.02B in debt and $309.71M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$1.08, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$217.56M.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after 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 3.18.

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