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How to buy Levi Strauss-and-Co stock | $17.7

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Levi Strauss & Co is an apparel manufacturing business based in the US. Levi Strauss-and-Co shares (LEVI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Levi Strauss-and-Co employs 15,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Levi Strauss-and-Co

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Levi Strauss-and-Co. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LEVI. 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 Levi Strauss-and-Co 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$17.7, 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 Levi Strauss-and-Co, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Levi Strauss-and-Co. 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.

Levi Strauss-and-Co share price

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Levi Strauss-and-Co shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-03.
Latest market close USD$17.7
52-week range USD$9.0323 - USD$20.5735
50-day moving average USD$17.1094
200-day moving average USD$14.2175
Wall St. target price USD$19.7
PE ratio 14.2577
Dividend yield USD$0.31 (2.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.023

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Is it a good time to buy Levi Strauss-and-Co stock?

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Levi Strauss-and-Co price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.7 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -9.18%
1 month (2020-11-06) 13.75%
3 months (2020-09-04) 42.51%
6 months (2020-06-05) 10.14%
1 year (2019-12-06) 1.55%
2 years (2018-12-02) N/A
3 years (2017-12-02) N/A
5 years (2015-12-02) N/A

Is Levi Strauss-and-Co under- or over-valued?

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

Levi Strauss-and-Co's P/E ratio

Levi Strauss-and-Co's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Levi Strauss-and-Co shares trade at around 14x 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.

Levi Strauss-and-Co's EBITDA

Levi Strauss-and-Co's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$308.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Levi Strauss-and-Co's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Levi Strauss-and-Co financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.66%
Gross profit TTM USD$3.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.19%
Return on equity TTM -6.62%
Profit margin -1.91%
Book value $3
Market capitalisation USD$7.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Levi Strauss-and-Co shares

There are currently 7.5 million Levi Strauss-and-Co shares held short by investors – that's known as Levi Strauss-and-Co's "short interest". This figure is 16.6% down from 9.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Levi Strauss-and-Co shares can be evaluated.

Levi Strauss-and-Co's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Levi Strauss-and-Co's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Levi Strauss-and-Co shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Levi Strauss-and-Co shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Levi Strauss-and-Co's SIR currently stands at 4.41. In other words for every 100,000 Levi Strauss-and-Co shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4410 shares are currently held short.

However Levi Strauss-and-Co's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Levi Strauss-and-Co shares, or, against the total number of tradable Levi Strauss-and-Co shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Levi Strauss-and-Co's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Levi Strauss-and-Co shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.1162% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Levi Strauss-and-Co shares, roughly 116 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 Levi Strauss-and-Co.

Find out more about how you can short Levi Strauss-and-Co stock.

Levi Strauss-and-Co share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 61.54% of net profits

Recently Levi Strauss-and-Co has paid out, on average, around 61.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Levi Strauss-and-Co shareholders could enjoy a 2.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Levi Strauss-and-Co's case, that would currently equate to about $0.31 per share.

Levi Strauss-and-Co's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Levi Strauss-and-Co's most recent dividend payout was on 8 May 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Levi Strauss-and-Co overview

Levi Strauss & Co. operates as an apparel company. It designs, markets, and sells jeans, casual and dress pants, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, footwear, and related accessories for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company sells its products under the Levi's, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., and Denizen brands; and also licenses its Levi's and Dockers trademarks for various product categories, including footwear, belts, wallets and bags, outerwear, sweaters, dress shirts, kids wear, sleepwear, and hosiery. The company sells its products through third-party retailers, such as department stores, specialty retailers, third-party e-commerce sites, and franchisees who operate brand-dedicated stores; and directly to consumers through various formats, including company-operated mainline and outlet stores, company-operated e-commerce sites, and select shop-in-shops located in department stores and other third-party retail locations. It operates approximately 3,000 retail stores and shop-in-shops. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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