Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) Reached 52-Week High at $96.31

On Thursday, October 26 the stock of Lululemon Athletica Inc. LULU has 1.75 million shares volume. About 1.75 million shares traded. (NASDAQ:LULU) reached all time high today, Apr, 22 and still has $104.01 target or 8.00 % above today's $96.31 share price. LULU outperformed by 11.22% the S&P 500. (NASDAQ:LULU) has 58 ratings reports on April 22, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. That's up 40.63 % from last year's $0.32 earnings per share. It also increased its holding in Emergent Biosolutions Inc (NYSE:EBS) by 144,332 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.24 million shares, and has risen its stake in Ametek Inc. The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) has declined 7.89% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 50.91% the S&P500. Its up 0.36, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. 141 funds opened positions while 592 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:LULU). Massachusetts Services Company Ma has 649,630 shares. Insiders own 0.29% of the company's stock. Macquarie Gru Incorporated Limited reported 0% stake. First Manhattan accumulated 45 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Llc reported 16,793 shares. Community State Bank Of Raymore accumulated 5,324 shares. The institutional investors in our database now hold: 670,810 shares, down from 697,327 shares in 2017Q3. Tower Research Capital Ltd (Trc) holds 42 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NYSE:VZ). Covington Invest Advsr holds 1.06% or 58,670 shares in its portfolio. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,035 shares of the apparel retailer's stock worth $313,000 after buying an additional 1,046 shares during the period. Barclays Public Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 166,742 shs or 0.01% of the stock.

Spirit Of America Management Corp, which manages about $529.10M and $902.12M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Life Storage 9,000 shares to 15,850 shares, valued at $1.41M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Cetera Llc owns 2,746 shares. Ishares Msci Emerging Mkts Etf (EEM) was raised too.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $376,615 activity. SILLIMAN CRAIG L. sold 610 shares worth $29,658.

A total of 26 analysts rate Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ:LULU) as follows: 16 "Buy", 10 "Hold" and 0 "Sell". Therefore 59% are positive. (NASDAQ:LULU) rating on Tuesday, February 6. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Thursday, January 19 by CLSA. The stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy" on Wednesday, December 6. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 6 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, December 21 the firm earned "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Wednesday, January 24. On Wednesday, March 28 the rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold".

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Lululemon Athletica (LULU) Cut to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research" was originally published by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. On Monday, November 13 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". The company was initiated on Friday, September 25 by Cowen & Co. (NYSE:VZ) on Thursday, August 10 with "Hold" rating. Bridgewater Associates Lp bought 132,747 shares as the company's stock rose 0.29% while stock markets declined. LULU's profit could reach $60.94M with 53.51 P/E in case $0.45 EPS is announced. After $0.86 actual earnings per share reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.07% EPS growth.

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The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.26) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.18) by ($0.08). The stock increased 1.07% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $36.04. 923,502 shares of the stock traded hands.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. The apparel retailer reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.06.

Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) has been given a $83.00 target price by research analysts at B. Riley in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, March 28th, reports. 65 funds acquired holdings and 80 increased holdings. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a hold rating and set a $85.00 price target (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Lululemon Athletica in a report on Monday, March 26th. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Lululemon Athletica's Q2 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $3.15 EPS. Arrowstreet Lp invested in 0.07% or 395,741 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.03% in Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) for 92 shares. Capital Fund Management Sa sold 166,457 shares as Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU)'s stock rose 0.29%. (NASDAQ:LULU) for 3,000 shs. Northwestern Mutual Wealth invested 0% in Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) or 17,490 shares. Gotham Asset Ltd Liability holds 0.01% or 11,470 shares in its portfolio. Evergreen Management Limited Liability Company reported 16,085 shares. British Columbia Mngmt holds 0.02% or 39,059 shs. (NASDAQ:LULU) for 47,244 shares. (NASDAQ:LULU) for 8,300 shares.

Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 27th. (NASDAQ:LULU). Daiwa Secs Grp Inc Incorporated Inc holds 0.02% or 44,512 shs in its capital.

In other Lululemon Athletica news, major shareholder Dennis J. Wilson sold 722,134 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th.

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