Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) currently has a daily average trading volume of 1.94M but it saw 1692951 shares traded on Thursday. With a market cap of 48.50B USD, the company’s enterprise value now stands nearly at $49.63B. Stock’s current market price of $374.84 came falling about -1.75 while comparing to the previous closing price of $381.50. In past 52 weeks, the stock remained buoying in the range of price level as high as $383.20 and as low as $128.85. In the recent trading on the day, stock has struck highest price mark of $384.05 while lowest mark touched by it was $373.892.
Taking a look at 20-day trading activity of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) gives us an average price of $352.47, while its current price level is -2.18% below from 52-week high level whereas it is 190.92% above from lowest level seen by the stock during that period. Simple moving average of 50 days or SMA-50 of the stock’s closing price is $327.91 while that of 200 days or SMA-200 reads an average of $256.53. A closer look into the stock’s movement over the week reveals that its volatility is standing at 2.08% during that period while stretching the period over a month that increases to 2.44%. It is also necessary to take a look into other indicators of a stock too, to get a better idea about its price movement. And in doing so, we find stock’s 14-day relative strength index (RSI) standing at 71.14 which implies that the stock is in overbought territory.
Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU)’s stock is currently under the radar of 36 analysts who are in consensus at a 12-month price target range of between $192.00 and $426.00 for company’s shares. The average price target assigned by the average number of analysts to a stock is a way to gauge worth of any stock in next 52 weeks. And in assigning price target to a stock, some analysts adopt a bearish approach by advocating lower-than-average price target which in this case is $192.00 while some adopt bullish approach by assigning higher-than-average price target which reads the price to top $426.00. Average price target assigned by them is $334.84 which highlights a downside potential of -11.95% for the stock over that period. And to attain the median price target of $346.00 assigned by those analysts, stock has to subtract about -8.34% of value to its current levels.
Data by FactSet Research shows that 36 analysts have issued their ratings for the stock. 1 of them are in opinions that stock is a Sell, while 1 are advising it as an Overweight. 21 analysts suggested the investors to Buy the stock while 13 advised them to Hold. Recommendations by all of those brokerages imply a consensus rating of Overweight for the stock and that issued by Wall Street to investors is Moderate Buy.
The company’s shares got several price updates from the analyst firms in past one month and most recent of them is from the Exane BNP Paribas which downgraded the stock as “Neutral” in its note to investors issued on August 27, 2020, recommending a price target of $352 for it. Needham issued its recommendations for the stock as it reiterated the price target for the stock in the range of between $225 and $345.
Over the week, LULU’s stock price is moving 2.30% up while it is 15.07% when we observe its performance for the past one month. Year-to-date it is 61.80% up and over the past year, the stock is showing an upside performance of 105.17%.
The latest quarterly earnings report issued by the company was for quarter ended 4/29/2020, when its quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of $0.22 beaten by the consensus estimate of $0.23 for the same. The company is expected to be releasing its next quarterly report in 09/08/2020, for which analysts forecasted an EPS of $0.51 while estimate for next year EPS is $4.18. For LULU, analysts are forecasting an EPS-growth rate of -15.20% for current year and estimate for EPS growth in next year is 50.50%. In next quarter, company is expected to be making quarterly sales of $964.14 million as analysts are expecting the sales for current fiscal year at $3.97 billion and seeing the company making $5.01 billion in sales next year. Moreover, analysts are in estimates of $827 million for current-quarter revenue.
Currently, Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s total number of outstanding shares is 130.25M with 3.28% of that held by the insiders while 87.21% of its common stock has been owned by the institutions. Company’s return on investment (ROI) stands at 32.60% and return on equity (ROE) at 33.30%. It has a price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of 84.90 while having a 59.73 of forward P/E ratio. Stock’s beta reads 1.13. Stock has a price to book (P/B) ratio of 26.60 while price to sale or P/S ratio amounts to 12.60. Its return on asset (ROA) is 19.20% on average.
A filing at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Fidelity Growth Company Fund came shrinking its share ownership by -0.26% in the Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) decreasing its stake to 5.17% with control over 17088.0 shares in the company. As per SEC documents, Fidelity Growth Company Fund shunned 6,457,700 of company’s common stock of worth $2.1 billion as per recent closing price of the stock. Fidelity Growth Company Fund is not the only institutional holder which restructured its stake in Lululemon Athletica Inc., as Vanguard Total Stock Market Index dumped 3,356,962 shares of worth $1.09 billion to bring its holdings to a total of 8256.0 shares. In the most recent quarter, Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund came cutting its stake by -0.73% in the company and now holds 2.9 million or 2.32% of the company’s stake having worth of about 943.91 million.