About 148,299 Worth Of Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) Shares Belongs To Its EVP & General Counsel

As of Friday close, Levi Strauss & Co.’s (NYSE:LEVI) stock was down -$0.28, moving down -1.45 percent to $19.08. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,349,620 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.16 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,920,395, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,066,040.

Since last month, LEVI stock rose 16.27%. Shares of the company fell to $15.61 on 07/06/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $29.08 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $15.61. Since the beginning of this year, LEVI’s stock price has dropped by -23.77% or -$5.95, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -34.39% since its 52-week high.

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Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on Jul 29. JAFFE SETH, the EVP & General Counsel of the company, disposed of 12,782 shares for $18.75 on Jul 29. It resulted in a $239,662 divestment by the insider. JAFFE SETH sold 11,948 shares at an average price of $16.44 on Jun 30. The insider now owns 148,299 shares following the transaction. On May 31, EVP & General Counsel JAFFE SETH sold 12,642 shares at $18.29 apiece. The transaction was valued at $231,222.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) has a P/E ratio of about 13.16. The stock’s beta is 1.10. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.17, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 4.40, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 26.94 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.12 per share was paid out, which is 20.0% more than last year’s $0.10. On Thursday July 7 2022, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended May 30, Levi Strauss & Co.’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 1.50, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending May 30 was 0.58, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.58. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 58.20% percent. In the year ended May 30, operating margins totaled 11.50%. Based on annual data, LEVI earned $3.35 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.76 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 23.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 35.20%.

In Levi Strauss & Co.’s quarter-end financial report for May 30, it reported total debt of $998.48 million against cash and short-term investments of $96.4 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LEVI’s revenue rose 13.27% to $1.59 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.47 billion. While analysts expected Levi Strauss & Co. to report $0.23 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.29 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 26.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $114.97 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Levi Strauss & Co. were 4.01 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended May 30, and its total debt was $2.17 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $396.71 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Levi Strauss & Co.’s (LEVI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 48.51%, the RSI 9-day stood at 59.06% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Levi Strauss & Co. price is up by +0.85% percent or $0.16. At present, LEVI shares trade +15.08% above its 20-day simple moving average and +4.72% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +16.48% above its SMA50 and -23.31% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 89.39% and Stochastic coefficient D was 88.63%, while ATR was 0.56. Given the Stochastic reading of 78.65% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 58.78%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.45, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.39.

Analyst Ratings

Levi Strauss & Co. downgraded its rating on Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) to an Equal-weight in a note to investors on August 04, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, LEVI is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Levi Strauss & Co. stock as buy, with 11 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $24.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $19.00 – $33.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI) will achieve an average price target of $25.37.


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