Lululemon Athletica (LULU:NSD) BTIG Research lifts target on aquisition completion

STA Research
by: STA Research

BTIG Research lifted Lululemon Athletica target to $355 from $345 and maintained their Buy rating on the stock. Camilo Lyon the analyst covering the company, believes that with the completion of the Mirror integration, the company stands to increase market share as a result of the new platform.  Lyon estimates that within 5 years the company could have a 400k  user base, which is the low end of estimates.

STA Research(stocktargetadvisor) has a average target on the company for $272, with a consensus Strong Buy rating. STA’s  view of the stock is Slightly Bullish with a score of 6.7 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
What to 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.
Superior risk adjusted returns
This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
Superior return on equity
The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then 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.
Superior return on assets
The company management has delivered better return on assets 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.
High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio
This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in
the long run.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
What to not like:
High volatility
The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.
Overpriced compared to earnings
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.
Overpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.
Overpriced on cashflow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.
Overpriced on 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 to buy.

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