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How to buy Foot Locker (FL) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in Foot Locker stocks.
Foot Locker is an apparel retail business based in the US. Foot Locker stocks (FL.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $43.3 – an increase of 16.84% over the previous week. Foot Locker employs 16,555 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.8 billion.
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- Can I buy shares in Foot Locker?
- Has coronavirus impacted Foot Locker shares?
- Foot Locker shares summary
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- Is Foot Locker stock a buy or sell?
- Foot Locker performance over time
- Is Foot Locker suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Foot Locker shares over-valued?
- Foot Locker's financials
- How volatile are Foot Locker shares?
- Does Foot Locker pay a dividend?
- Have Foot Locker shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Foot Locker stock price (NYSE:FL)Use our graph to track the performance of FL stocks over time.
Foot Locker shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$43.98|
|52-week range||$23.19 - $43.81|
|50-day moving average||$36.90|
|200-day moving average||$32.55|
|Wall St. target price||$39.37|
|Dividend yield||$1.5 (4.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.45|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Foot Locker stock?
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Foot Locker price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-20)||16.84%|
|1 month (2022-12-29)||18.07%|
|3 months (2022-10-28)||40.02%|
|6 months (2022-07-29)||55.02%|
|1 year (2022-01-28)||-1.01%|
|2 years (2021-01-29)||0.37%|
|3 years (2020-01-29)||11.94%|
|5 years (2018-01-29)||51.28|
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 9x. In other words, Foot Locker shares trade at around 9x 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 $928 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||$8.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.18%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.6%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.85%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 01/01/2019) 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.
Foot Locker share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 30.53% of net profits
Recently Foot Locker has paid out, on average, around 30.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.11% 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 4.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Foot Locker's case, that would currently equate to about $1.5 per share.
While Foot Locker's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Foot Locker may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Foot Locker's most recent dividend payout was on 27 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 January 2023 (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 $23.185 up to $43.8051. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.2128. This would suggest that Foot Locker's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly 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 engages in the retail of athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, equipment, and team licensed merchandise under the Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, atmos, WSS, Footaction, and Sidestep brand names. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 2,858 retail stores in 28 countries across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia; and 142 franchised Foot Locker stores located in the Middle East and Asia. The company also offers its products through various e-commerce sites and mobile apps. Foot Locker, Inc. was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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