Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN] fell -15.23% so far this year. What now?

Urban Outfitters Inc. [NASDAQ: URBN] loss -1.13% or -0.27 points to close at $23.54 with a heavy trading volume of 2409364 shares. The company report on August 25, 2020 that URBN’s Q2 Profits Rebound Sharply.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), a leading lifestyle products and services company which operates a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of the Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Terrain, Urban Outfitters, Nuuly and Menus & Venues brands, today announced net income of $34 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.35 for the three months ended July 31, 2020. For the six months ended July 31, 2020, net loss was $104 million and loss per diluted share was $1.06.

Total Company net sales for the three months ended July 31, 2020, decreased 16.5% over the same period last year to $803 million. Comparable Retail segment net sales decreased 13%, driven by negative retail store sales due to stores being closed for part of the quarter and lower store productivity once opened, partially offset by strong double-digit growth in the digital channel. By brand, comparable Retail segment net sales increased 11% at Free People and decreased 8% at Urban Outfitters and 25% at the Anthropologie Group. Total Retail segment net sales decreased 14%. Wholesale segment net sales decreased 51%.

It opened the trading session at $23.89, the shares rose to $24.11 and dropped to $23.40, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for URBN points out that the company has recorded 1.77% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -91.69% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.65M shares, URBN reached to a volume of 2409364 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for URBN shares is $24.17 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on URBN stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Telsey Advisory Group have made an estimate for Urban Outfitters Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on August 26, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on August 26, 2020, representing the official price target for Urban Outfitters Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $20 to $28, while Wells Fargo kept a Overweight rating on URBN stock. On August 26, 2020, analysts increased their price target for URBN shares from 20 to 24.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Urban Outfitters Inc. is set at 1.32, with the Price to Sales ratio for URBN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.66. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.78, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.62. Price to Free Cash Flow for URBN in the course of the last twelve months was 41.15 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

Trading performance analysis for URBN stock

Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 15.87. With this latest performance, URBN shares gained by 42.32% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.77% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 0.56% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for URBN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 68.86, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 69.28, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.64 for Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.87, while it was recorded at 23.49 for the last single week of trading, and 20.83 for the last 200 days.

Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN] shares currently have an operating margin of +6.54 and a Gross Margin at +31.49. Urban Outfitters Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +4.22.

Return on Total Capital for URBN is now 12.10, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.24. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.42, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.14. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 93.39. Additionally, URBN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 48.29, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 40.99. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 78.16, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 40.42.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN] managed to generate an average of $7,004 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 47.22 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.45.Urban Outfitters Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.

Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Urban Outfitters Inc. posted 0.56/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.57/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -1.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for URBN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Urban Outfitters Inc. go to 9.31%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Urban Outfitters Inc. [URBN]

There are presently around $1,717 million, or 75.90% of URBN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of URBN stocks are: SHAPIRO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC with ownership of 10,638,600, which is approximately 7.95% of the company’s market cap and around 20.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 7,911,974 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $186.25 million in URBN stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $138.19 million in URBN stock with ownership of nearly 1.586% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Urban Outfitters Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 105 institutional holders increased their position in Urban Outfitters Inc. [NASDAQ:URBN] by around 11,861,488 shares. Additionally, 118 investors decreased positions by around 10,584,268 shares, while 33 investors held positions by with 50,497,823 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 72,943,579 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. URBN stock had 40 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,342,984 shares, while 45 institutional investors sold positions of 5,803,245 shares during the same period.

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