Is Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) a good buy?

Cornelia Mascio
Settembre 21, 2017

In the market the company is trading down since yesterday's close of 60.6. The company posted earnings of $581.10 M for the period compared to analysts' anticipations of $567.40 M. for the same quarter previous year, firm posted $0.38 EPS. Silver Point Capital Lp who had been investing in Phh Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $693.16M market cap company. It has underperformed by 40.02% the S&P500. IHT Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in shares of lululemon athletica inc.by 591.0% in the 2nd quarter. The bought was announced in a document with the SEC which is available at this link. company executives has an ownership of 0.29% of the firms stock. The hedge fund run by Neil Chriss held 25,000 shares of the apparel company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.49 million, up from 19,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has a market capitalization of $7.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.26 and a beta of 0.22. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.49/share and a High Estimate of $0.56/share. About 137,210 shares traded. Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) has declined 19.33% since September 21, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.03% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to Infinity in Q4 2016. Its down 0.63, from 1.42 in 2016Q3. 10,608 are held by Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Llc. Meridian Counsel reported 11,880 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Cap, a California-based fund reported 12.82 million shares. Next Finance accumulated 200 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability invested in 18,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Morgan Stanley reported 0.01% stake. Millennium Limited Liability reported 0% in PHH Corporation (NYSE:PHH). Cowen & Co maintained Lululemon Athletica inc. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Llp Ma reported 325 shares. First Mercantile invested in 10,000 shares.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.42 million activity. The apparel retailer posted $0.39 Earnings per share for the period, topping analysts' average forecasts of $0.35 by $0.04. lululemon athletica had a net profit margin of 11.68% and a ROE of 22.51%. In the last earnings report the EPS was $2.07 and is expected to be $2.41 for the current year with 135,382,000 shares presently outstanding. About shares traded. Ballantyne Strong Inc (NYSEMKT:BTN) has risen 27.37% since September 20, 2016 and is uptrending. KeyCorp has a "Hold" rating on the stock. Therefore 40% are positive. The company had a fall in short interest from August 15, 2017 to August 31, 2017 of -7.24%. On Thursday, December 10 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Underperform". Finally, UBS AG upgraded shares of lululemon athletica inc. from a "neutral" rating to a "positive" rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Oppenheimer has "Outperform" rating and $55 target. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by Telsey Advisory Group.

Many brokerage firms have quite recently commented on LULU. Businesswire.com's news article titled: "PHH Corporation Announces Final Results of Tender Offer" with publication date: September 15, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.07, from 1.03 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 63 investors sold LULU shares while 85 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. Sib Ltd, a New York-based fund reported 132,728 shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a "buy" rating and issued a $71.00 price objective on shares of lululemon athletica inc.in a research report on Friday, September 1st. (NASDAQ:LULU). Swiss Retail Bank stated it has 374,155 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Renaissance Limited holds 0.01% or 542,300 shares in its portfolio. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd reported 3,500 shares. (NASDAQ:LULU). Avalon Glob Asset Mgmt Limited invested in 4.42% or 82,770 shares.

Currently, EPS of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) for 2.81 million shares. Gideon Capital Advisors Incorporated reported 0.33% in Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) for 21,109 shares. Blackrock Institutional Trust Com Na holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Lululemon Athletica inc. Nomura maintained Lululemon Athletica inc. Oppenheimer maintained Lululemon Athletica inc. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al has 0.04% invested in Lululemon Athletica inc. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $65.62. Therefore 53% are positive. Lululemon Athletica Inc. had 134 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. $65.69's average target is 12.02% above currents $58.64 stock price. Jefferies Group LLC restated a "hold" rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of lululemon athletica inc.in a research report on Friday, July 14th. (NASDAQ:LULU). Blair William And Il has invested 0.26% in Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ LULU) opened at 61.69 on Monday. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research on Friday, October 16 with "Hold". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 6 by RBC Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:LULU) rating on Thursday, March 31. The company was maintained on Friday, December 9 by Pivotal Research. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, March 24. As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. (NASDAQ:LULU) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, February 2 by Goldman Sachs. (NASDAQ:LULU) for 16,200 shares. (NASDAQ:LULU) for 42,877 shares.

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