Leslies Inc (LESL) is looking forward to a strong quarter

With 1.96 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.56 shares. During the session, the Specialty Retail company that operates in wider Consumer Cyclical sector, reached to the highest price of $7.85 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $7.50. The 52-week range on LESL shows that it touched its highest point at $14.29 and its lowest point at $4.39 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $6.58. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.90.

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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 LESL was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 10.00%, but this was up by 15.10% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 66.31% while six-month performance rose 9.84%. The stock lost -42.71% in the past year, while it has gained 11.43% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for LESL yields 0.10 with Next year EPS estimates of 0.41. For the next quarter, that number is -0.18. This implies an EPS growth rate of 1.79% for this year and 44.15% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 9.70% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 9.95%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 184.33 million LESL shares are outstanding with a float of 175.88 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 31, 2024, short shares totaled 22.52 million, which was 12.21% higher than short shares on Dec 29, 2023. In addition to Mr. Michael R. Egeck as the firm’s CEO & Director, Mr. Scott Justin Bowman serves as its CFO & Treasurer.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for LESL 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 LESL analysts setting a high price target of $9.00 and a low target of $5.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $6.58. Based on these targets, LESL could surge 16.88% to reach the target high and fall by -35.06% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a decline of -14.55% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded LESL 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 13 while that of sell transactions has risen to 2 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 349,964 while 88,977 shares were sold.