Analyst Ratings for lululemon athletica inc. (LULU)Updated: 2017-07-29
Shares of lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for LULU last month.
Of the 35 analysts covering the stock, 13 gave it a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 18 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.
Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LULU. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, which equates to a potential upside of 37.47 percent. The lowest price target was 40, implying a possible loss of -35.31 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -14.63 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.86 percent.
Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
The growth rate of LULU's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 11.7 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. LULU has a PEG ratio of 2.5.
In the trailing 52-weeks, LULU hit 81.81 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 47.26. Currently the stock is 30.83 percent higher than its low, and 24.42 percent below the high. LULU has a P/E ratio of 29.3. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LULU value stock report compares LULU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.4 billion. LULU will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.