Leju stock: buy or sell?

LEJU stock price: $1.60 -4.76% At close on August 22nd, 2019

Updated on:
August 22nd, 2019


After crossing up the simple moving average line of 200d yesterday, Leju closed at $1.60, collapsed a -4.76%. Yesterday LEJU skyrocketed an amazing 9.52%. Thursday session broke a green streak of 4 days.

Leju Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides online to offline real estate services in the People's Republic of China.

Should I buy Leju stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Leju stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Leju stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for LEJU stock for the last 30 days.

Leju stock analysis

Daily outlook

After boosting an amazing 9.52% yesterday, Leju closed today at $1.60 and collapsed a spooky -4.76%.

After boosting an amazing 9.52% yesterday, Leju closed today at $1.60 and collapsed a spooky -4.76%.

LEJU stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Leju shares broke up the simple moving average line of 200d, closing at $1.60. Early August LEJU plunged a chilling -7.14% in just one week.

LEJU stock chart (weekly)

Leju stock price history

Leju IPO was on April 17th, 2014 at $10.54 per share1. Since then, LEJU stock sliced a -84.80%, with a yearly average of -17.00%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Leju stock historical price chart

LEJU stock reached 52-week highs on September at $2.35, and all-time highs 2014-08-25 with a price of 18.15.

Leju stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' LEJU stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for Leju stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since March, when Leju published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
LEJU earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an astounding increase of 27.45% to $462.03 million dollars. Aligned with this, its profit margin (compared to revenues) skyrocketed to -2.92%, that is $-13.48 million.

LEJU annual Sales and Income evolution
2012$171 M-$-44.76 M-26.1%-
2013$336 M96.05%$43 M12.7%-195.11%
2014$496 M47.71%$67 M13.4%56.26%
2015$576 M16.08%$35 M6.1%-46.89%
2016$560 M-2.83%$-9.79 M-1.7%-127.71%
2017$363 M-35.21%$-160.90 M-44.4%1,543.72%
2018$462 M27.45%$-13.48 M-2.9%-91.62%

Quarterly financial results

Leju reported $124.24 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -6.99% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $1.42 M with a profit margin of 1.14%. Profit margin slightly fell a -3.98% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.12%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Leju sales marked an extraordinary gain and boosted a 16.81%.
LEJU quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$67 M-$-27.54 M-41.2%-
2017-Q2$92 M38.34%$-87.00 M-94.2%215.90%
2017-Q3$95 M3.03%$-23.12 M-24.3%-73.42%
2017-Q4$106 M11.77%$-22.30 M-21.0%-3.55%
2018-Q1$82 M-23.36%$-20.86 M-25.6%-6.46%
2018-Q2$123 M50.48%$-0.88 M-0.7%-95.76%
2018-Q3$134 M8.89%$6.84 M5.1%-874.21%
2018-Q4$124 M-6.99%$1.42 M1.1%-79.23%

Leju ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Leju shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.68% of all shares.

In case of Leju stock, 1.13% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for LEJU stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Leju:

Market cap$217.2 M$36.9 B$31.8 M$2.0 B
Total shares135.8 M350.0 M17.9 M58.3 M
Float shares18.1 M277.1 M40.8 M134.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)1.1%82.7%56.8%92.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.7%0.2%2.0%3.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Leju summary

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Day range$1.55 - $1.76
Previous close$1.68
Session gain-4.76%
Average true range$0.15
50d mov avg$1.28
100d mov avg$1.47
200d mov avg$1.54
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb06c

Leju performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We selected Baidu, Fang and Zillow as the bechmarking frame for Leju stock.

Leju competitors

One check before trading any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Leju. We selected 3 companies as Leju competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.