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Express Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) Is Up 6.93% – Is It A Buying Opportunity?

Express Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) traded at $1.08 at close of the session on Monday, 01/23/23, made an upward move of 6.93% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $1.01 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.60 with the day’s price range being $1.01 – $1.085. In terms of its 52-week price range, EXPR has a high of $4.93 and a low of $0.80. The company’s stock has gained about 12.52% over that past 30 days.

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Express Inc. has a market cap of $71.54 million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Mar 07, 2023 – Mar 13, 2023. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.29, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$0.17 for 2023 and $0.12 for next year. These figures represent 26.10% and 170.60% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $451.77 million, with a low of $445 million and a high of $458.55 million. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2023 is expected to hit $1.95 billion, or 4.40% up from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the EXPR stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.

Based on estimates by 1 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 0 have rated the Express Inc. (EXPR) stock as a Hold, while 1 rate it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Buy and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note the current price level is 10.66% off its SMA20 and -5.55% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 52.17 while the volatility over the past week is 8.28% and jumps to 9.63% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.75, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.10.

Let’s briefly compare Express Inc. (EXPR) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 6.93% and -62.76% over the past 12 months for EXPR competes that of The Gap Inc. (GPS), which has seen its stock price rise 1.89% in the last trading session and was -16.06% over the last one year. Another of its peers Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) has gained 3.85% previous session, and was -10.57% down over the past year, while The Buckle Inc. (BKE) was also down -0.89% in the last session, while its price remained in the green at 36.24% over the same period. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at 1.19% and 0.76%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to Express Inc. (NYSE:EXPR), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 3.12 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 1.96 million. Current shares outstanding are 68.27 million.

The insiders hold 0.70% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 49.30%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 6.47 million at a short ratio of 5.88. This represents a 9.48% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short fall in October from the previous month at 6.5 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 5.88% up in year-to-date price movement.

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