An Insider Sold 9,343,499 Shares Of Leslie’s Inc. (LESL)


As of Friday close, Leslie’s Inc.’s (NASDAQ:LESL) stock was down -$0.46, moving down -3.95 percent to $11.20. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,829,820 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.86 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,240,250, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,087,170.

Since last month, LESL stock retreated -19.42%. Shares of the company fell to $11.14 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $21.73 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $11.43. Since the beginning of this year, LESL’s stock price has dropped by -8.27% or -$1.01, and marked a new high 16 times. However, the stock has declined by -48.46% since its 52-week high.

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LESL stock investors should be aware that Leslie’s Inc. (LESL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 96 days ago on Dec 12. Bubbles Investor Aggregator, L, the Former 10% Owner of the company, disposed of 9,343,499 shares for $12.02 on Dec 12. It resulted in a $112,308,858 divestment by the insider. Gazaway Brad sold 3,335 shares at an average price of $14.82 on Sep 26. The insider now owns 130,447 shares following the transaction. On May 12, Chief Merchandising Officer LaBode Moyo sold 4,696 shares at $17.48 apiece. The transaction was valued at $82,086.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Leslie’s Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, while its current ratio was 1.60, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 42.70% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 14.20%. Based on annual data, LESL earned $673.74 million in gross profit and brought in $1.56 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 32.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -47.60%.

In Leslie’s Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $778.13 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LESL’s revenue rose 5.27% to $369.11 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $195.1 million. While analysts expected Leslie’s Inc. to report -$0.12 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.14 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -16.70%. During the quarter, the company generated -$17.98 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Leslie’s Inc. were 1.3 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $1.12 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $183.66 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Leslie’s Inc.’s (LESL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 28.19%, the RSI 9-day stood at 22.31% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Leslie’s Inc. price is down by -7.13% percent or -$0.86. At present, LESL shares trade -19.42% below its 20-day simple moving average and -16.29% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -10.33% below its SMA50 and -42.33% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 12.28% and Stochastic coefficient D was 18.14%, while ATR was 0.51. Given the Stochastic reading of 3.45% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 29.14%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.41, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.61.

Analyst Ratings

Leslie’s Inc. downgraded its rating on Leslie’s Inc. (NASDAQ: LESL) to a Hold in a note to investors on December 01, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.


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