Volatility Is Your Friend: Guess Inc. (GES) Is Hot Again

Guess Inc. (NYSE:GES) does about 1.54M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1607208 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 1.13B USD. Its current market price is $21.04, marking an increase of 3.09% compared to the previous close of $20.41. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $30.76 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $16.46.

Guess Inc. (GES) has a 20-day trading average at $21.04 and the current price is -31.61% off the 52-week high compared with 27.85% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $23.68 and its 200-day simple moving average is $23.87. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.15%, which decreases to 2.70% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 43.29 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $28.42, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 25.97% over the period.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on May 31, 2024 when Telsey Advisory Group reiterated the stock to “Market Perform” and issued a price target of between $30 and $26. Jefferies downgraded its price target at $25-$24.

Guess Inc. (GES) stock is up 3.14% over the week and -9.31% over the past month. Its price is -0.65% year-to-date and 18.59% over the past year.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 25.97 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 12.78% and return on equity of 43.29%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 6.02 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 6.80. The beta has a value of 1.93. Price to book ratio is 1.99 and price to sales ratio is 0.40.