The price of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) over the past year has decreased -44.26% while the S&P 500 has increased 18.74%. During the past 20 days, FL has increased 46.44% while the broad market has increased 1.77%. FL ‘s 20-day moving average currently sits below its 100-day moving average. This is a bearish signal that suggests the stock price might have farther to fall. FL’s average trading volume during the past 20 days is lower than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling less certain than usual about the direction of FL’s future price movements.
Recent trading patterns in the stock of Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) have investors on high alert. Analysts often look at historical trading patterns to predict a stock’s future performance. In the case of FL, the data might be telling investors a thing or two about where the stock is headed. In the most recent quarter, institutional ownership decreased by a net of 10.3 million shares, or 9.27%.This is a bearish sign and indicates that institutions are feeling more pessimistic about the outlook for FL overall.219 holders increased their positions, 311 decreased their positions, and 49 holders held their positions.
Among institutions that increased their positions, 51 were new positions. Among holders that decreased their positions, 132 sold out of the stock Foot Locker, Inc.. Insider ownership during the latest quarter increased by a net of 63563 shares, indicating that FL’s key executives are feeling more bullish about the stock than they did three months ago. 7 or 87.5% of the trades during the past quarter were buys, and 1 or 12.5% were sells. This activity represents a continuation of a theme over the past twelve months. Insider ownership during the last year has increased by a net of 14059 shares. 72.86% of insider trades in the last 12 months were buys, and 27.14% were sells.
Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) has a 20-day RSI of 65.27%. According to this momentum indicator, a reading between 30 and 70 suggests the stock is not especially cheap or expensive, and not on the brink of a trend reversal. The MACD tells a different story. FL’s 9-day MACD currently sits below the 20-day MACD, indicating that FL’s upside momentum has decreased during the last three weeks. This suggests that the trend might soon reverse. FL’s average trading volatility during the past few weeks is 17.65% higher than the average volatility over the past 100 days. This means that the stock’s daily price swings have been more extreme in recent times compared to the past.
Analysts expect Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) to generate earnings per share of $4.07 in 2017. This works out to a decrease of -15.56% compared to last year’s earnings. For comparison’s sake, analysts expect the S&P 500 to grow earnings by an average of 12% in 2017. The average investment rating for FL on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 3.58 or a Hold. Three months ago, analysts assigned FL a 3.53 rating, which implies that analysts have become more optimistic about the outlook for the stock over the next year.