Analysts rate Levi Strauss & Co (LEVI:NYE) with a Strong Buy, $31 Target

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by: STA Research
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Analysts rate Levi Strauss & Co. with a consensus Strong Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of $31.

Guggenheim Securities Maintains Levis Strauss with a Buy rating and raised the target price to $33 from $24 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Levi Strauss & Co stock forecasts from 5 analysts, the average analyst target price for Levi Strauss & Co is USD 31.00 over the next 12 months. Levi Strauss & Co.’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Levi Strauss & Co is Slightly Bullish, which is based on 8 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Levi Strauss & Co.’s stock price was USD 19.83. Levi Strauss & Co.’s stock price has changed by -0.39% over the past week, -1.17% over the past month and -16.29% over the last year.

Levi Strauss & Co. operates as an apparel company. The company designs, markets, and sells jeans, casual and dress pants, activewear, tops, shorts, skirts, dresses, jackets, footwear, and related accessories for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and are in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind that it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered a better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk-adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk-adjusted returns to its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns, the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median total returns

The company has underperformed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers’ median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on a free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering buying.

 

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