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Summary

  • 3 insiders purchased Lands' End stock within one month.
  • The stock was sold by no insiders in the month of intensive purchasing.
  • 2 of these 3 insiders increased their holdings by more than 10%.

Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) operates as a multi-channel retailer primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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Insider buying during the last 30 days

Here is a table of Lands' End's insider activity during the last 30 days.

NameTitleTrade DateShares PurchasedCurrent OwnershipIncrease In Shares
Edgar HuberCEOJune 191,00077,437
shares
+1.3%
Jonah StawDirectorJune 171,5001,500 sharesfrom 0 to 1,500
Josephine LindenDirectorJune 163,0003,000 sharesfrom 0 to 3,000

There have been 5,500 shares purchased by insiders during the last 30 days.

Insider buying by calendar month

Here is a table of Lands' End's insider activity by calendar month.

MonthInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares
June 20145,5000
May 201400
April 201400

There have been 5,500 shares purchased and there have been zero shares sold by insiders since April. The month of June has seen all of the insider buying. Lands' End started regular-way trading in April.

Financials

Lands' End reported the fiscal 2014 first-quarter, which ended May 2, financial results on June 12 with the following highlights:

Revenue$330.5 million
Net income$10.9 million
Cash$65.0 million
Debt$515.0 million

The three insiders purchased their shares after these results.

Competition

Lands' End's competitors include J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), Kohl's (NYSE:KSS), and Macy's (NYSE:M). Here is a table comparing these companies.

CompanyLEJCPKSSM
Market Cap:1.06B2.65B10.95B21.18B
Employees:6,400117,00031,000172,500
Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy):0.040.06-0.03-0.02
Revenue:1.57B12.02B18.90B27.82B
Gross Margin:0.460.300.370.40
EBITDA:154.52M-519.00M2.60B3.79B
Operating Margin:0.08-0.090.090.10
Net Income:82.38M-1.39B867.00M1.49B
EPS:2.47-5.154.023.93
P/E:13.50N/A13.1514.94
PEG (5 yr expected):N/A0.122.371.09
P/S:0.700.230.570.75

Lands' End has the highest gross margin among these four companies.

Here is a table of these competitors' insider activities this year.

CompanyInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares
JCP00
KSS0196,865
M01,376,788

Only Lands' End has seen insider buying this year.

Conclusion

There have been three different insiders buying Lands' End, and there have not been any insiders selling Lands' End during the last 30 days. Two of these three insiders increased their holdings by more than 10%.

The three insiders purchased their shares at prices ranging from $30.83 to $33.96. I believe Lands' End could be a good pick below $33.96 based on the intensive insider buying.

Source: Lands' End: 3 Different Insiders Have Purchased Shares This Month