Telsey Advisory Group slashes price target on Guess’ Inc. [GES] – find out why.

Guess’ Inc. [NYSE: GES] stock went on an upward path that rose over 7.28% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 3.20%. The company report on September 2, 2020 that Guess?, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results.

Resumed its Quarterly Cash Dividend Program, Declaring a Cash Dividend of $0.1125 per Share on the Company’s Common Stock.

Continued to Tightly Manage Costs and Inventory Position to Mitigate the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis.

Over the last 12 months, GES stock dropped by -19.94%. The one-year Guess’ Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 1.07. The average equity rating for GES stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $917.29 million, with 65.18 million shares outstanding and 38.16 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.30M shares, GES stock reached a trading volume of 1196930 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Guess’ Inc. [GES]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GES shares is $14.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GES stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. 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 Guess’ Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on June 08, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 24, 2020, representing the official price target for Guess’ Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $24 to $7, while Telsey Advisory Group kept a Market Perform rating on GES stock. On December 17, 2019, analysts increased their price target for GES shares from 19 to 26.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Guess’ Inc. is set at 0.75, with the Price to Sales ratio for GES stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.43. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.06, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.95. Price to Free Cash Flow for GES in the course of the last twelve months was 4.41 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

GES Stock Performance Analysis:

Guess’ Inc. [GES] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.20. With this latest performance, GES shares gained by 15.32% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 90.77% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -19.94% 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 GES stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.28, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.60, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 56.87 for Guess’ Inc. [GES]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.61, while it was recorded at 13.00 for the last single week of trading, and 12.36 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Guess’ Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Guess’ Inc. [GES] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.33 and a Gross Margin at +37.64. Guess’ Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.55.

Return on Total Capital for GES is now 10.35, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 7.59. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.88, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.67. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Guess’ Inc. [GES] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 186.92. Additionally, GES Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 65.15, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 49.23. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 155.42, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 54.17.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Guess’ Inc. [GES] managed to generate an average of $6,021 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.25 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.31.Guess’ Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Guess’ Inc. posted 0.22/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.18/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 22.20%. 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 GES. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Guess’ Inc. go to 4.40%.

Guess’ Inc. [GES] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $628 million, or 72.30% of GES stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GES stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 9,459,836, which is approximately 0.016% of the company’s market cap and around 1.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 6,820,864 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $94.47 million in GES stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $71.85 million in GES stock with ownership of nearly 0.364% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Guess’ Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 67 institutional holders increased their position in Guess’ Inc. [NYSE:GES] by around 5,170,118 shares. Additionally, 84 investors decreased positions by around 6,538,985 shares, while 16 investors held positions by with 33,602,069 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 45,311,172 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GES stock had 24 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,688,256 shares, while 30 institutional investors sold positions of 1,972,708 shares during the same period.

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