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How to buy Leslies stock in Canada | $20.39

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Leslie's, Inc is a home improvement retail business based in the US. Leslies shares (LESL.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $20.39 – a decrease of 1.21% over the previous week. Leslies employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1 billion.

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: LESL in this case.
  5. Research Leslies shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Leslies shares. It's that simple.

Leslies share price

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Leslies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market close$20.39
52-week range$19.545 - $25.84
50-day moving average $21.7935
200-day moving average $21.7935
Wall St. target price$24.13
PE ratio 238.0489
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Leslies stock?

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Leslies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $20.39

1 week (2021-01-13) -25.58%
1 month (2020-12-18) -11.35%

Is Leslies under- or over-valued?

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

Leslies's P/E ratio

Leslies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 238x. In other words, Leslies shares trade at around 238x recent earnings.

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

Leslies's EBITDA

Leslies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$172.9 million.

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

Leslies financials

Revenue TTM USD$1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.07%
Gross profit TTM USD$379.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 1.68%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Leslies shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "LESL.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.2 million Leslies shares held short by investors – that's known as Leslies's "short interest". This figure is up from 0 last month.

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

Leslies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Leslies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Leslies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Leslies shares traded daily (recently around 3.0 million). Leslies's SIR currently stands at 0.39. In other words for every 100,000 Leslies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 390 shares are currently held short.

However Leslies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Leslies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Leslies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Leslies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Leslies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0227% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Leslies shares, roughly 23 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 Leslies.

Find out more about how you can short Leslies stock.

Leslies share dividends

We're not expecting Leslies to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Leslies overview

Leslie's, Inc. operates as a direct-to-consumer pool and spa care brand in the United States. The company markets and sells pool and spa supplies and related products and services, which primarily consist of maintenance items, such as chemicals, equipment and parts, and cleaning and maintenance equipment, as well as safety, recreational, and fitness-related products. It also provides essential services, such as equipment installation and repair to the ongoing maintenance of pools and spas; complimentary, commercial-grade, and in-store water testing and analysis, as well as AccuBlue water testing and prescription services; and a mobile app. As of June 27, 2020, the company operated 934 retail locations in 37 states across the United States; and e-commerce websites. It serves the residential, professional, and commercial consumers. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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