This Week’s Hot Stock: Express Inc. (EXPR)


The stock of Express Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) increased by $0.03 on Wednesday to $1.33, up 1.92 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 714,282 shares of common stock traded. 10 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$1.7550. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 1,309,836, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 1,110,892.

EXPR stock appreciated 4.00% since last month. On 11/02/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $1.0400. The stock touched a high of $4.93 on 03/02/22, after rallying from a low of $1.04 in 52 weeks. The price of EXPR stock has declined by -57.79% or -$1.7550 this year, reaching a new high 10 times. Still, the stock price is down -73.15% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Express Inc. (EXPR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.78. Beta for the stock is 1.52. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.05.

Financial Health

For the three months ended July 30, Express Inc.’s quick ratio was 0.20, while its current ratio was 0.90, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 31.00% percent. Express Inc.’s operating margin stood at 1.40% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $558.47 million and revenue of $1.87 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. EXPR’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 1.30%. There was a 0.40% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was -361.00%.

Earnings Surprise

According to Express Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended July 30. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $464.92 million, while revenues rose by 1.57% to $450.79 million. It was predicted that Express Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.1, but it ended up being $0.09, beating the consensus by 11.10%. EBITDA was $25.33 million for the quarter. At the end of Express Inc.’s most recent quarter ended July 30, its liabilities totaled 1.16 billion, while its total debt was $849.16 million. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $68.25 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Express Inc.’s (EXPR) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 November, the RSI 9-day stood at 58.78%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 84.00% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 71.30% and 66.68% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 0.0931. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 83.93%, the RSI (14) reading is 55.96%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at -0.0033, and the 14-day reading is at 0.0401.

Analyst Ratings

In its analyst report released on May 11, 2018, Wedbush began covering Express Inc. (NYSE: EXPR). The stock was rated as a Neutral by the brokerage firm. Analysts have assigned Express Inc. (EXPR) an Overweight rating. EXPR is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 1 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 0 rates it overweight and 1 other recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $5.50 and $5.50, with a median target price of $5.50. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Express Inc. (EXPR) is $5.50.


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