Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN): What Technical Indicators Show

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) saw an upside of 3.98% to close Tuesday at $29.78 after adding $1.14 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,383,100 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $30.83 in the past week. An average of 1,708,130 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,985,908.

URBN’s 1-month performance is -6.53% or -$1.48 on its low of $28.57 reached on 10/11/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $21.98 and high of $42.10, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/25/21. YTD, URBN has achieved 16.33% or $4.18. However, the current price is down -29.26%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Jun 09, 126 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN). Hayne Margaret (Co-President, CCO) most recently sold 53,390 shares at $37.89 per share on Jun 09. This transaction cost the insider $2,022,984. Director, MCDONALD WESLEY S, sold 10,000 shares at a price of $39.67 on Jun 01. Then, on May 28, Director Singh Cassidy Sukhinder sold 30,000 shares at a price of $39.03 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,170,965.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 4150.00 and a low of 7.601. URBN stock has a beta of 1.58. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.71 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.75, with the price to cash flow ratio at 16.95.

Urban Outfitters 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 URBN 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 0.00, while the total debt to equity was 0.00. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 32.60%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 9.29% while for the period ending July 30; Urban Outfitters Inc.’s operating margin was 9.00%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $861.91 million against revenue of $3.45 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending July 30 this year, Urban Outfitters Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $156.98 million against total debt of $1.27 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected URBN to announce $0.77 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.28, representing a 66.20% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $191.44 million. URBN stock balance sheet for the quarter ending July 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 2.07 billion, with total debt at $1.27 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $98.36 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 41.38% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 44.61%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $29.44, reflecting a -0.40% or -$0.12 change from its current price. URBN is currently trading -6.23% above its 20-day SMA, -12.75% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -18.83% and +11.29% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 13.56% and 13.46% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.28. The RSI (14) points at 39.65%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 22.45% with the period’s ATR at 1.29. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.39 and -1.16 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), JP Morgan upgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had an Underweight rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for URBN stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate URBN as a “sell,”, while 11 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 4 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $36.00 and a high of $53.00, with their median price target at $43.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) stock is $43.50.


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