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Foot Locker, Inc is a footwear & accessories business based in the US. Foot Locker shares (FL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Foot Locker employs 15,589 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Foot Locker

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Foot Locker. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Foot Locker reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$37.86, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Foot Locker, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Foot Locker. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Foot Locker's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Foot Locker's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$37.86, which is 2.52% down on its pre-crash value of USD$38.84 and 116.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$17.46.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Foot Locker shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$460.60 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$957.10.

Foot Locker share price

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Foot Locker shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$37.86
52-week range USD$18.05 - USD$47.86
50-day moving average USD$34.922
200-day moving average USD$29.416
Wall St. target price USD$34.87
PE ratio 21.1611
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (1.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.834

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Is it a good time to buy Foot Locker stock?

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Foot Locker price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $37.86 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-25) -1.28%
1 month (2020-11-02) 1.39%
3 months (2020-09-03) 18.87%
6 months (2020-06-03) 21.74%
1 year (2019-12-03) -1.59%
2 years (2018-12-03) -32.74%
3 years (2017-12-01) -12.58%
5 years (2015-12-03) -40.76%

Is Foot Locker under- or over-valued?

Valuing Foot Locker stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Foot Locker's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Foot Locker's P/E ratio

Foot Locker's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Foot Locker shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Foot Locker's EBITDA

Foot Locker's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$530 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Foot Locker's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Foot Locker financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.77%
Gross profit TTM USD$3.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.24%
Return on equity TTM 7.89%
Profit margin 2.62%
Book value $23.019
Market capitalisation USD$4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Foot Locker shares

There are currently 9.2 million Foot Locker shares held short by investors – that's known as Foot Locker's "short interest". This figure is 21.4% down from 11.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Foot Locker shares can be evaluated.

Foot Locker's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Foot Locker's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Foot Locker shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Foot Locker shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). Foot Locker's SIR currently stands at 3.78. In other words for every 100,000 Foot Locker shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3780 shares are currently held short.

However Foot Locker's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Foot Locker shares, or, against the total number of tradable Foot Locker shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Foot Locker's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Foot Locker shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0986% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Foot Locker shares, roughly 99 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Foot Locker.

Find out more about how you can short Foot Locker stock.

Foot Locker's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Foot Locker.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Foot Locker's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.61

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Foot Locker's overall score of 22.61 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Foot Locker is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Foot Locker's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.03/100

Foot Locker's environmental score of 9.03 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Foot Locker is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Foot Locker's social score

Social score: 12.95/100

Foot Locker's social score of 12.95 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Foot Locker is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Foot Locker's governance score

Governance score: 11.63/100

Foot Locker's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Foot Locker is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Foot Locker's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Foot Locker scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Foot Locker has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Foot Locker, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 22.61
Total ESG percentile 14.54
Environmental score 9.03
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 12.95
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 11.63
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Foot Locker share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 12.44% of net profits

Recently Foot Locker has paid out, on average, around 12.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Foot Locker shareholders could enjoy a 1.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Foot Locker's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Foot Locker's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Foot Locker is investing more in its future growth.

Foot Locker's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Foot Locker's shares ever split?

Foot Locker's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 June 1990. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Foot Locker shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Foot Locker shares which in turn could have impacted Foot Locker's share price.

Foot Locker share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Foot Locker's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.05 up to $47.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FL.US volatility(beta: 1.31)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Foot Locker's is 1.305. This would suggest that Foot Locker's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Foot Locker overview

Foot Locker, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an athletic footwear and apparel retailer. The company retails athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment under Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Footaction, Runners Point, and Sidestep brand names. It also sells team licensed merchandise for high school and other athletes. In addition, the company operates sites for,, and, as well as,,,,,,,,,,,, and As of August 16, 2020, it operated 3,129 retail stores in 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Foot Locker, Inc. was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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