Shares of Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL) reached a new 52-week low on Friday . The stock traded as low as $16.86 and last traded at $16.81, with a volume of 49331 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $17.52.

A number of equities analysts have commented on LL shares. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Lumber Liquidators in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on shares of Lumber Liquidators from $22.00 to $20.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lumber Liquidators from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 7th. Longbow Research started coverage on shares of Lumber Liquidators in a report on Friday, August 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Loop Capital set a $25.00 target price on shares of Lumber Liquidators and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 0.16 and a current ratio of 1.73. The firm has a market cap of $505.73 million, a PE ratio of -12.64, a PEG ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 1.39.

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.28). Lumber Liquidators had a negative net margin of 1.82% and a positive return on equity of 3.24%. The company had revenue of $283.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $281.26 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.16 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in Lumber Liquidators by 2.4% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 218,371 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,223,000 after buying an additional 5,217 shares during the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its position in Lumber Liquidators by 126.5% in the 1st quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 8,833 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $211,000 after purchasing an additional 4,933 shares in the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its position in Lumber Liquidators by 33.9% in the 2nd quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 502,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $12,246,000 after purchasing an additional 127,300 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc purchased a new stake in Lumber Liquidators in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $647,000. Finally, Guggenheim Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Lumber Liquidators in the 1st quarter worth approximately $265,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.54% of the company’s stock.

Lumber Liquidators Company Profile (NYSE:LL)

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, and hardwood flooring enhancements and accessories. The company offers hardwood species, engineered hardwood, laminates, resilient vinyl flooring, and wood-look ceramic; renewable flooring, and bamboo and cork products; and a selection of flooring enhancements and accessories, including moldings, noise-reducing underlay, adhesives, and flooring tools under the Bellawood and Morning Star Bamboo brands.

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