Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) Insider Activity Report: Who’s Selling?

Burlington Stores Inc. (NYSE:BURL) saw an upside of 0.48% to close Friday at $284.94 after adding $1.37 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 529,720 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $314.71 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 578,205 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 617,894.

BURL’s 1-month performance is -6.31% or -$19.19 on its low of $281.26 reached on 10/01/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $189.99 and high of $357.34, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 08/11/21. YTD, BURL has achieved 8.94% or $23.39 and has reached a new high 22 times. However, the current price is down -20.26%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Jun 03, 121 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL). Metheny Mike (EVP Supply Chain & Asset Prot.) most recently sold 20,137 shares at $305.30 per share on Jun 03. This transaction cost the insider $6,147,891. EVP CIO, Hodgson Dennis, sold 7,712 shares at a price of $307.99 on Jun 02. Then, on Mar 10, President and CMO Vecchio Jennifer sold 66 shares at a price of $305.13 per share. This transaction amounted to $20,139.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 314.48 and a low of 17.38. BURL stock has a beta of 0.95. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.26 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 28.10, with the price to cash flow ratio at 22.72.

Burlington Stores Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended July 30 was 1.00, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.50 meaning that BURL stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending July 30 was 2.63, while the total debt to equity was 2.65. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 43.20%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is -1.81% while for the period ending July 30; Burlington Stores Inc.’s operating margin was 7.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $2.21 billion against revenue of $5.76 billion.

The effectiveness of a company’s management is also important for investors when it comes to determining the potential profitability of the investment. Burlington Stores Inc.’s return on assets over the past 12 months stands at 6.30%. Return on investment over the past year is -5.30%, while its return on equity (ROE) trailing 12 months is 89.00%. In comparison, the average ROE for the broader industry over the past year is 6.39.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending July 30 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 54.32% to $2.22 billion, while revenue of $2.19 billion was 1.02% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected BURL to announce $1.47 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.94, representing a 32.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $236.92 million. BURL stock balance sheet for the quarter ending July 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 6.32 billion, with total debt at $4.58 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $66.72 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 33.16% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 38.76%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $296.52, reflecting a -6.53% or -$19.92 change from its current price. BURL is currently trading -5.80% above its 20-day SMA, -13.45% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -12.37% and +20.18% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 25.10% and 44.90% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 8.84. The RSI (14) points at 36.22%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 11.00% with the period’s ATR at 8.73. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -7.39 and -5.18 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Burlington Stores Inc. (NYSE: BURL), Robert W. Baird reiterated its an Outperform rating for the company but lifted their price target by $370 to $400. Analysts offering their rating for BURL stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate BURL as a “sell,”, while 5 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 11 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is BURL’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $330.00 and a high of $413.00, with their median price target at $372.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) stock is $371.61.


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