Express stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
Express, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessories retailer. It offers apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years across various aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions.
Should I buy Express stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Express stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Express stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 4 ratings published for EXPR stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
Express stock analysis
After sliding a scary -8.71% yesterday, Express closed today at $2.72 and soared a great 3.03%.
Express broke up the SMA line of 100 days today and closed at $2.72. From a daily outlook perspective, EXPR is drawing an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top on September/13 at $3.49, price slid and found support around $2.62. Breaking down under $2.62 would cancel the current uptrend and it might slide further to test lower supports. Note that $3.49 might act as a resistance line. If Express breakouts over $3.49 with average or higher volume, this would be a clear signal that the uptrend resumes.
After boosting a dazzling 27.83% in a week last week, Express closed this week at $2.72 and plummed a dreadful -11.97%.
Since mid November 2018, when EXPR stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-6.48 per share (-70.43%). Stocks below the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.
Express stock price history
Express stock went public on May 13th, 2010 with a price of $16.441. Since then, EXPR stock sliced a -83.50%, with a yearly average of -9.30%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Express stock historical price chart
EXPR stock reached 52-week highs on September at $11.32, and all-time highs 2012-03-14 with a price of 26.27.
Express stock price target is $4.50How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We detected 4 price targets for Express stock posted in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-3-18||Deutsche Bank||Lowers Target||$7.00||$5.00||-28.6%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareExpress reported impressive results for 2019-Q1 on March. Express escalated Earnings per Share (EPS) by 18.80%, beating analysts consensus of $0.16. Express posted $0.19.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2018, last anual sales report draw an ugly correction of -1.01% to $2,116.34 M USD. When comparing 2019 vs 2018, in line, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed steady a -0.45% to 0.46%.
|2014||$2,220 M||-||$117 M5.2%||-|
|2014||$2,170 M||-2.25%||$68 M3.1%||-41.37%|
|2015||$2,165 M||-0.21%||$68 M3.2%||-0.01%|
|2015||$2,350 M||8.52%||$117 M5.0%||70.52%|
|2016||$2,350 M||0.01%||$117 M5.0%||0.00%|
|2016||$2,190 M||-6.81%||$57 M2.6%||-50.72%|
|2017||$2,193 M||0.12%||$57 M2.6%||-0.01%|
|2017||$2,140 M||-2.40%||$19 M0.9%||-66.26%|
|2018||$2,138 M||-0.09%||$19 M0.9%||-0.02%|
|2019||$2,116 M||-1.01%||$9.63 M0.5%||-50.27%|
Quarterly financial resultsExpress posted $628.43 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 22.03% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-1.09 million with a profit margin of -0.17%. Profit margin decreased a -1.72% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1.55%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Express sales marked an awful decrease and fell a -7.48%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Express posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$467 M||-||$-4.53 M-1.0%||-|
|2017-Q3||$479 M||2.46%||$-11.80 M-2.5%||160.49%|
|2017-Q4||$499 M||4.20%||$6.27 M1.3%||-153.14%|
|2018-Q1||$679 M||36.21%||$27.89 M4.1%||344.88%|
|2018-Q2||$479 M||-29.43%||$0.52 M0.1%||-98.15%|
|2018-Q3||$494 M||2.97%||$2.23 M0.5%||332.11%|
|2018-Q4||$515 M||4.33%||$7.97 M1.5%||256.62%|
|2019-Q1||$628 M||22.03%||$-1.09 M-0.2%||-113.66%|
Express ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Express, 2.71% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for EXPR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$182.9 M||$2.9 B||$1.0 B||$977.0 M||$6.5 B|
|Total shares||67.3 M||172.2 M||63.2 M||49.2 M||375.8 M|
|Float shares||60.5 M||152.6 M||62.4 M||28.0 M||211.7 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||128.0%||94.6%||115.6%||76.1%||60.1%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||2.7%||5.9%||1.1%||41.7%||35.9%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$2.68 - $2.98|
|Average true range||$0.29|
|50d mov avg||$2.37|
|100d mov avg||$2.71|
|200d mov avg||$3.80|
Express performanceTo better understand Express performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For Express, the benchmark is made against American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Buckle, Gap, Tailored Brands, Urban Outfitters and Zumiez.
|AEOAmerican Eagle Ou...||-7.41%||-15.68%||-28.21%|
|ANFAbercrombie & Fit...||0.06%||-33.46%||-18.08%|