Director Of Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) Has Sold 33,333 Of The Company’s Shares

The stock of Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) increased by increased by $0.44 on Friday to finish at $26.18, up 1.71 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 1,565,020 shares of common stock traded. 23 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $6.10. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 2,775,540, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 1,938,822.

LEVI stock appreciated 2.99% since last month. On 10/06/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $23.88. The stock touched a high of $30.84 on 05/04/21, after rallying from a low of $15.38 in 52 weeks. The price of LEVI stock has risen by 30.38% or $6.10 this year, reaching a new high 23 times. Still, the stock price is down -15.11% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 7 days since Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) last reported insider trading activity on Oct 18. On Oct 18, Director Friedman David A sold 33,333 shares at $24.80 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $826,658. On Oct 15, Friedman David A sold 25,000 shares at a price of US$24.95. After the transaction, the insider now owns 31,581 shares. EVP & General Counsel JAFFE SETH had earlier sold 294 shares on Oct 07 for $25.74 a share. The transaction was completed for $7,568.

Valuation Metrics

Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.52. This level actually compares favorably with the industry at large, as the PE for the Apparel Manufacturing industry stands at about 33.34. Further, its PE also compares favorably with the Consumer Cyclical sector’s trailing 12 months PE ratio, which comes in at 32.04 right now. The PE ratio of Levi Strauss & Co. has varied between 41.50 and 9.704 in the last five years. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.89, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 6.55, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 20.45.

Levi Strauss & Co.’s dividend is $0.32 per share per year. With a dividend yield of 1.22%, LEVI has a payout ratio of 22.80%. Company paid $0.08 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $0.08 last year. A $0.02 dividend increase was reported on Friday July 9 2021.

For the three months ended May 30, Levi Strauss & Co.’s quick ratio was 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.80, indicating its ability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending May 30 is 0.77, and the total debt to equity ratio is 0.78. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 57.40% percent. Levi Strauss & Co.’s EBITDA margin for the year ended May 30 was 6.80%, whereas its operating margin stood at 10.00% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $2.35 billion and revenue of $4.45 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. LEVI’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 7.80%. There was a -1.30% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 31.80%. ROE has averaged 9.42 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to Levi Strauss & Co.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended May 30, it had $1.24 billion in total debt versus $95.51 million in cash and short-term investments. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $1.5 billion, while revenues rose by 29.01% to $1.28 billion. It was predicted that Levi Strauss & Co.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.23, but it ended up being $0.09, beating the consensus by 155.60%. EBITDA was $251.96 million for the quarter. At the end of Levi Strauss & Co.’s most recent quarter ended May 30, its liabilities totaled 4.38 billion, while its total debt was $3.17 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $402.03 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Levi Strauss & Co.’s (LEVI) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 63.29%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 15.64% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 64.00% and 51.85% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 0.84. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 73.72%, the RSI (14) reading is 56.75%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.75, and the 14-day reading is at 0.71.

Analyst Ratings

In its analyst report released on August 30, 2021, Wells Fargo began covering Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI). The stock was rated as an Overweight by the brokerage firm. Analysts have assigned Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) an Buy rating. LEVI is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 0 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 1 rate it overweight and 12 others recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $31.00 and $40.00, with a median target price of $35.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) is $34.96.


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