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Lululemon Athletica (LULU) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$322.45
-4.62 (-1.41%)
(As of 03:40 PM ET)
Today's Range
$322.17
$328.29
50-Day Range
$327.07
$478.84
52-Week Range
$322.17
$516.39
Volume
1.44 million shs
Average Volume
1.77 million shs
Market Capitalization
$40.63 billion
P/E Ratio
26.41
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$474.79

Lululemon Athletica MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
46.9% Upside
$474.79 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.17% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-3.36
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.53mentions of Lululemon Athletica in the last 14 days
Based on 28 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$272,503 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.52%
From $14.15 to $15.78 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.84 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

10th out of 264 stocks

Apparel, Finished Products From Fabrics & Similar Materials Industry

1st out of 15 stocks

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About Lululemon Athletica Stock (NASDAQ:LULU)

Lululemon Athletica Inc. is a leading athletic apparel retailer headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The company's mission is to provide high-quality, sustainable athletic wear that inspires and empowers people to live healthy and active lifestyles. Lululemon operates approximately 500 stores globally and sells its products online, primarily targeting women and men who practice yoga, run, cycle, or engage in other physical activities.

Lululemon is known for its premium athletic apparel, including yoga pants, leggings, sports bras, and shorts. The company also sells various accessories, including hats, bags, and yoga mats. Lululemon's products are designed with technical fabrics and innovative features to provide comfort, support, and style to its customers. In addition to its retail operations, Lululemon offers digital content and events, including virtual classes and workshops, to engage with its customers and promote wellness.

Lululemon's customer base includes fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and those who prioritize comfort and style in their daily lives. The company has a loyal following among yoga practitioners, who appreciate its commitment to sustainable and ethical manufacturing practices. Lululemon has expanded its men's product offerings and marketing to a broader audience to diversify its customer base.

Lululemon has a global presence, with stores in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada, and it has a significant presence in the United States, operating over 300 stores.

Lululemon's leadership team is led by Chief Executive Officer Calvin McDonald, who joined the company in 2018 after a successful career at Sephora and Sears Canada. McDonald has been credited with accelerating Lululemon's growth and expanding its product offerings. 

Lululemon's financial performance has been strong in recent years, with revenue growing at a compound annual growth rate of about 18%. The company's net income has been up yearly, indicating strong profitability. The company's debt-to-equity is reasonably low, and the company maintains significant enough assets to cover all liabilities. 

Lululemon's current price-to-earnings ratio is significantly higher than the industry average. This premium valuation reflects investors' confidence in the company's growth prospects and substantial brand equity. Lululemon's price-to-sales ratio is also higher than the industry average, indicating a premium valuation relative to its peers.

Lululemon operates in the highly competitive athletic apparel industry and is subject to changing consumer preferences and fashion trends. The sector includes a range of competitors, from large multi-brand retailers such as Nike and Adidas to smaller, niche brands that focus on specific sports or activities.

Despite this competition, Lululemon has managed to carve out a strong position in the market by focusing on high-quality products, exceptional customer service, and a unique brand image. The company has also benefited from the growing trend towards athleisure, which has driven demand for comfortable and stylish workout apparel that can be worn inside and outside the gym.

While the pandemic initially disrupted the company's supply chain and forced many of its stores to close, Lululemon was able to pivot quickly to online sales and leverage its strong digital capabilities to drive growth. The company's e-commerce sales grew by more than 150% in 2020, highlighting the strength of its online platform and the importance of digital channels in the modern retail landscape.

Looking ahead, Lululemon has several key growth opportunities that could help to drive the company's long-term success. One area of focus is expanding its presence in international markets, particularly in China, where the company has already seen strong sales growth. Lululemon plans to open additional stores in China and invest in digital marketing to build its brand awareness.

Another area of focus is expanding its product offerings beyond athletic apparel and into other categories, such as footwear and accessories. The company has already made some progress in this area, launching a line of sneakers and expanding its selection of bags and accessories. This move allows Lululemon to build a more diversified product portfolio and deepen its customer engagement.

Despite its many advantages, Lululemon faces risks and challenges that could impact its future performance. One significant challenge is the highly competitive nature of the athleisure market. Lululemon's competitors constantly introduce new products and innovations, which could impact its market share and pricing power.

Lululemon also faces risks related to its international operations. The company has been expanding into new markets, such as Asia, which exposes it to geopolitical and economic risks that could impact its revenue and profitability. For example, trade disputes or regulatory changes could affect Lululemon's ability to operate in certain countries.

Lululemon faces reputational risks related to ethical and social issues. The company has faced criticism for labor practices, environmental sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. Any negative publicity about these issues could impact Lululemon's brand image and sales.

LULU Stock Price History

LULU Stock News Headlines

MarketBeat Week in Review – 5/13 - 5/17 (LULU)
Markets took a breather to end the week as investors wait for Nvidia's earnings after a week that saw the Dow cross the 40,000 mark for the first time
Bargain Alert: Lululemon Shares Could Be About To Hit Rally Mode
It's been a tough year for shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. NASDAQ: LULU; there's no getting around it. While the rest of the equity market has been enjoying a broad and diverse rally back towards highs, the athleisure company has been struggling to gain any momentum since its bombshell earnings last quarter.
Bargain Alert: Lululemon Shares Could Be About To Hit Rally Mode (LULU)
Despite the current downtrend and lack of momentum in Lululemon shares, there could be an interesting opportunity opening up for investors who like a bargain.
Bears Sent a False Alarm for Under Armour Stock (LULU)
Under Armour stock is still set to grow at double-digits to beat most peers in the retail sector, yet it still trades at a steep discount on a P/E basis
Peloton Stock Is Now a Buyout Target, What’s It Worth? (LULU)
Peloton's valuation today, amid improving free cash flow, could drive private equity firms to give shareholders a buyout deal above $7 a share, a near double
Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) Short Interest Update
Lululemon: Strong Company, Uncertain Times, Hold
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
3/21/2024
Today
5/21/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
6/06/2024
Fiscal Year End
1/31/2025

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:LULU
Employees
38,000
Year Founded
1998

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$474.79
High Stock Price Target
$550.00
Low Stock Price Target
$240.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+45.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
30 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.55 billion
Pretax Margin
22.62%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.62 billion
Cash Flow
$15.49 per share
Book Value
$33.53 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
125,328,000
Market Cap
$41.21 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.30

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LULU Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Lululemon Athletica stock right now?

30 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lululemon Athletica in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 22 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" LULU shares.
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What is Lululemon Athletica's stock price target for 2024?

30 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Lululemon Athletica's stock. Their LULU share price targets range from $240.00 to $550.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $474.79 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 46.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have LULU shares performed in 2024?

Lululemon Athletica's stock was trading at $511.29 at the beginning of the year. Since then, LULU stock has decreased by 36.8% and is now trading at $323.13.
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When is Lululemon Athletica's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, June 6th 2024.
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How were Lululemon Athletica's earnings last quarter?

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) released its earnings results on Thursday, March, 21st. The apparel retailer reported $5.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $5.00 by $0.29. The apparel retailer earned $3.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.19 billion. Lululemon Athletica had a net margin of 16.11% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 44.41%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 15.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $4.40 EPS.

How will Lululemon Athletica's stock buyback program work?

Lululemon Athletica declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, December 7th 2023, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 1.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has Lululemon Athletica issued on next quarter's earnings?

Lululemon Athletica issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 21st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 14.000-14.200 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 14.130. The company issued revenue guidance of $10.7 billion-$10.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $10.9 billion.

What is Calvin McDonald's approval rating as Lululemon Athletica's CEO?

532 employees have rated Lululemon Athletica Chief Executive Officer Calvin McDonald on Glassdoor.com. Calvin McDonald has an approval rating of 96% among the company's employees. This puts Calvin McDonald in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Lululemon Athletica own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Lululemon Athletica investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA), Salesforce (CRM), PayPal (PYPL), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Walt Disney (DIS), Block (SQ) and Adobe (ADBE).

Who are Lululemon Athletica's major shareholders?

Lululemon Athletica's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.82%), Jennison Associates LLC (2.65%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.90%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.80%), Capital World Investors (0.78%) and William Blair Investment Management LLC (0.43%). Insiders that own company stock include Calvin Mcdonald, Celeste Burgoyne, Kathryn Henry, Kourtney Gibson, Martha A M Morfitt, Meghan Frank, Michelle Sun Choe and Nicole Neuburger.
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How do I buy shares of Lululemon Athletica?

Shares of LULU stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Lululemon Athletica have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Lululemon Athletica: Curiouser Products Inc, Lincoln Park LLC, Lulu Canadian Holding Inc., Lululemon Athletica Trading (Shanghai) Ltd, Lululemon Callco ULC, Lululemon Macau Limited, MIRROR, lululemon HK Limited, lululemon India (Services) Private Limited, lululemon LU holdings S.a.r.l., lululemon Sweden AB, lululemon athletica CH GmbH, lululemon athletica DE GmbH, lululemon athletica DK ApS, lululemon athletica FR SARL, lululemon athletica Ireland Limited, lululemon athletica JP GK, lululemon athletica Korea ltd., lululemon athletica Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., lululemon athletica NL B.V., lululemon athletica Norway AS, lululemon athletica SG Pte. ltd., lululemon athletica TW ltd., lululemon athletica UK ltd., lululemon athletica australia holding Pty Ltd., lululemon athletica canada inc., lululemon athletica new zealand limited, lululemon australia Pty Ltd., and lululemon usa inc..
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This page (NASDAQ:LULU) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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