Leslie’s Inc. (LESL): What Technical Indicators Show

Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ:LESL) saw an upside of 0.05% to close Tuesday at $20.25 after adding $0.01 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,091,720 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $20.76 in the past week. An average of 2,672,495 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,055,006.

LESL’s 1-month performance is -9.27% or -$4.65 on its low of $19.81 reached on 09/30/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $19.15 and high of $32.84. YTD, LESL has lost -27.03% or -$7.50. However, the current price is down -38.34%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 17, 26 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Leslie’s Inc. (LESL). Bubbles Investor Aggregator, L (10% Owner) most recently sold 10,933,841 shares at $21.34 per share on Sep 17. This transaction cost the insider $233,328,167. 10% Owner, GIC Private Ltd, sold 6,623,159 shares at a price of $21.34 on Sep 17. Then, on Jun 29, 10% Owner Bubbles Investor Aggregator, L sold 799,669 shares at a price of $26.81 per share. This transaction amounted to $21,439,766.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 110.29 and a low of 31.32. LESL stock has a beta of 0.00. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.97 while the price to cash flow ratio at 34.54.

Leslie’s Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.70 meaning that LESL stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 43.60%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 16.01% while for the period ending June 29; Leslie’s Inc.’s operating margin was 15.30%.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Analysts expected LESL to announce $0.55 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.64, representing a 16.40% surprise. LESL stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that, with total debt at $968.47 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Leslie’s Inc. (LESL) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 33.45% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 16.18%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $20.25, reflecting a -1.51% or -$0.31 change from its current price. LESL is currently trading -9.52% above its 20-day SMA, -28.19% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -16.77% and -26.31% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 13.81% and 13.56% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.67. The RSI (14) points at 34.74%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 17.74% with the period’s ATR at 0.76. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.20 and -0.50 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ: LESL), Berenberg upgraded it to a Buy rating. They previously had a Hold rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for LESL stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate LESL as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 10 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $25.00 and a high of $39.00, with their median price target at $35.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Leslie’s Inc. (LESL) stock is $32.82.


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