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How to buy Urban Outfitters stock in Canada | $24.04

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Urban Outfitters, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. Urban Outfitters shares (URBN.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $24.04 – an increase of 1.89% over the previous week. Urban Outfitters employs 9,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.5 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Urban Outfitters's share price?

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

Its last market close was $24.04, which is 15.97% down on its pre-crash value of $28.61 and 94.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $12.34.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Urban Outfitters shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $527.96 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 $916.40.

Urban Outfitters share price

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Urban Outfitters shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close $24.04
52-week range $12.28 - $31.41
50-day moving average $22.8729
200-day moving average $18.9325
Wall St. target price $24.65
PE ratio 9.9042
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.288

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Is it a good time to buy Urban Outfitters stock?

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Urban Outfitters price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $24.04

1 month (2020-11-02) 3.58%
3 months (2020-09-02) 0.97%

Is Urban Outfitters under- or over-valued?

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

Urban Outfitters's P/E ratio

Urban Outfitters's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Urban Outfitters shares trade at around 10x 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.

Urban Outfitters's PEG ratio

Urban Outfitters's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8124. 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 Urban Outfitters's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Urban Outfitters's EBITDA

Urban Outfitters's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$137.1 million.

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

Urban Outfitters financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.78%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.53%
Return on equity TTM -2.13%
Profit margin -0.81%
Book value $13.813
Market capitalisation USD$2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Urban Outfitters shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "URBN.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 7.7 million Urban Outfitters shares held short by investors – that's known as Urban Outfitters's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% down from 8.0 million last month.

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

Urban Outfitters's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Urban Outfitters's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Urban Outfitters shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Urban Outfitters shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Urban Outfitters's SIR currently stands at 3.7. In other words for every 100,000 Urban Outfitters shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3700 shares are currently held short.

However Urban Outfitters's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Urban Outfitters shares, or, against the total number of tradable Urban Outfitters shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Urban Outfitters's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Urban Outfitters shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1127% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Urban Outfitters shares, roughly 113 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 Urban Outfitters.

Find out more about how you can short Urban Outfitters stock.

Urban Outfitters share dividends

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

Have Urban Outfitters's shares ever split?

Urban Outfitters's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 September 2005. 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 Urban Outfitters shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Urban Outfitters shares which in turn could have impacted Urban Outfitters's share price.

Urban Outfitters share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Urban Outfitters's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.28 up to $31.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

URBN.US volatility(beta: 1.54)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 Urban Outfitters's is 1.5383. This would suggest that Urban Outfitters's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Urban Outfitters overview

Urban Outfitters, Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products. The company operates through three segments: Retail, wholesale, and Subscription. It operates Urban Outfitters stores, which offer women's and men's fashion apparel, activewear, intimates, footwear, accessories, home goods, electronics, and beauty products for young adults aged 18 to 28; and Anthropologie stores that provide women's casual apparel, accessories, intimates, shoes, and home furnishings, as well as gifts, decorative items, and beauty and wellness products for women aged 28 to 45. The company also operates Bhldn stores, which offer heirloom quality wedding gowns, bridesmaid frocks, party dresses, assorted jewelry, headpieces, footwear, lingerie, and decorations; and Terrain stores that provide lifestyle home products, garden and outdoor living products, antiques, live plants, flowers, wellness products, and accessories. In addition, it operates Free People retail stores, which offer casual women's apparel, intimates, activewear, shoes, accessories, home products, gifts, and beauty and wellness products for young women aged 25 to 30; restaurants; and women's apparel subscription rental service under the Nuuly brand name. The company serves its customers directly through retail stores, Websites, mobile applications, catalogs and customer contact centers, franchised or third-party operated stores, and digital businesses. As of January 31, 2020, it operated 248 Urban Outfitters, 231 Anthropologie Group, and 144 Free People stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe; and 11 restaurants. The company is also involved in the wholesale of young women's contemporary casual apparel, intimates, activewear, and shoes under the Free People brand; and home goods under the Anthropologie brand to approximately 2,300 department and specialty stores worldwide. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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