Prepare Yourself for Liftoff: Ralph Lauren Corp (RL)

With 4.43 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.79 million shares. During the session, the Apparel Manufacturing company that operates in wider Consumer Cyclical sector, reached to the highest price of $173.94 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $161.32. The 52-week range on RL shows that it touched its highest point at $148.84 and its lowest point at $103.17 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $154.30. With its current market cap of 11.22 billion, RL has annualized dividend of $3.19 while the current yield stands at 1.86%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.49.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of RL was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 17.42%, but this was up by 20.08% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 52.27% while six-month performance rose 33.75%. The stock gained 40.52% in the past year, while it has gained 19.17% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for RL yields 8.81 with Next year EPS estimates of 11.00. For the next quarter, that number is 1.58. This implies an EPS growth rate of 19.15% for this year and 10.65% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 12.52% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 30.87%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 40.70 million RL shares are outstanding with a float of 39.03 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 3.84 million, which was 5.95% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to Mr. Ralph Lauren as the firm’s Executive Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Mr. Patrice Jean Louis Louvet serves as its President, CEO & Director.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for RL since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With RL analysts setting a high price target of $204.00 and a low target of $100.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $163.25. Based on these targets, RL could surge 18.71% to reach the target high and fall by -41.81% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a decline of -5.0% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded RL stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 45 while that of sell transactions has risen to 20 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 96,804 while 191,224 shares were sold.