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Lee Enterprises Incorporated is a publishing business based in the US. Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares (LEE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lee Enterprises Incorporated employs 4,524 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Lee Enterprises Incorporated stock price (NASDAQ: LEE)

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Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Latest market close$21.42
52-week range$7.67 - $36.51
50-day moving average $23.15
200-day moving average $26.97
Wall St. target price$4.00
PE ratio 7.603
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.84

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Lee Enterprises Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.42 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-12) -0.05%
1 month (2021-09-20) -7.63%
3 months (2021-07-20) -20.90%
6 months (2021-04-20) -26.39%
1 year (2020-10-19) 2,324.45%
2 years (2019-10-18) 1,064.13%
3 years (2018-10-19) 665.00%
5 years (2016-10-19) 638.62%

Is Lee Enterprises Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Lee Enterprises Incorporated's P/E ratio

Lee Enterprises Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares trade at around 8x 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.

Lee Enterprises Incorporated's PEG ratio

Lee Enterprises Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lee Enterprises Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lee Enterprises Incorporated's EBITDA

Lee Enterprises Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $101.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lee Enterprises Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lee Enterprises Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM $792.5 million
Operating margin TTM 7.17%
Gross profit TTM $350.7 million
Return on assets TTM 4.12%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 2.05%
Book value $-0.40
Market capitalisation $127.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares

There are currently 185,446 Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Lee Enterprises Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 5.3% down from 195,746 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

Lee Enterprises Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lee Enterprises Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 24759.14552737). Lee Enterprises Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 7.49. In other words for every 100,000 Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7490 shares are currently held short.

However Lee Enterprises Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lee Enterprises Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0407% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares, roughly 41 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lee Enterprises Incorporated.

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Lee Enterprises Incorporated share dividends

We're not expecting Lee Enterprises Incorporated to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Lee Enterprises Incorporated's shares ever split?

Lee Enterprises Incorporated's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 14 March 2021. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Lee Enterprises Incorporated's share price.

Lee Enterprises Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lee Enterprises Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.67 up to $36.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LEE.US volatility(beta: 1.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lee Enterprises Incorporated's is 1.5598. This would suggest that Lee Enterprises Incorporated's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lee Enterprises Incorporated overview

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated provides local news and information, and advertising services in the United States. The company offers print and digital editions of daily, weekly, and monthly newspapers and publications; and digital services, including Web hosting and content management for other content producers. It also provides advertising and marketing services, such as audience extension, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, web and mobile production, social media services, and reputation monitoring and management, as well as digital marketing services to small to medium businesses, including search engine marketing and social media. In addition, the company offers integrated digital publishing and content management solutions for creating, distributing, and monetizing multimedia content for daily and weekly newspapers, as well as universities, television stations, and niche publications. Further, it provides commercial printing services; distributes third party publications; and operates a digital marketing agency. Additionally, the company publishes 9 daily newspapers, and weekly newspapers and specialty publications. Lee Enterprises, Incorporated was founded in 1890 and is based in Davenport, Iowa.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lee Enterprises Incorporated is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 13.898% of Lee Enterprises Incorporated shares are held by insiders and 33.928% by institutions.
How many people work for Lee Enterprises Incorporated?
Latest data suggests 4,524 work at Lee Enterprises Incorporated.
When does the fiscal year end for Lee Enterprises Incorporated?
Lee Enterprises Incorporated's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Lee Enterprises Incorporated based?
Lee Enterprises Incorporated's address is: 4600 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, IA, United States, 52807
What is Lee Enterprises Incorporated's ISIN number?
Lee Enterprises Incorporated's international securities identification number is: US5237684064
What is Lee Enterprises Incorporated's CUSIP number?
Lee Enterprises Incorporated's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 523768109

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