Ryan Pape Sells 8,000 Shares of XPEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:XPEL) Stock

XPEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:XPELGet Rating) CEO Ryan Pape sold 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.26, for a total value of $506,080.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,161,389 shares in the company, valued at approximately $73,469,468.14. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

XPEL Trading Down 1.9 %

Shares of XPEL stock opened at $61.35 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.66, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. The stock has a market cap of $1.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 49.88 and a beta of 2.02. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $67.80 and a 200 day simple moving average of $55.84. XPEL, Inc. has a 1 year low of $39.80 and a 1 year high of $87.01.

XPEL (NASDAQ:XPELGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $83.89 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.31 million. XPEL had a return on equity of 39.82% and a net margin of 11.63%. On average, research analysts predict that XPEL, Inc. will post 1.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On XPEL

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Maryland State Retirement & Pension System bought a new stake in XPEL during the first quarter worth $353,000. State of Tennessee Treasury Department bought a new stake in XPEL during the first quarter worth $333,000. Pembroke Management LTD lifted its stake in XPEL by 2.2% during the first quarter. Pembroke Management LTD now owns 70,905 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,730,000 after purchasing an additional 1,518 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in XPEL by 40.7% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 92,947 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,347,000 after purchasing an additional 26,872 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in XPEL by 7.4% during the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 39,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,062,000 after purchasing an additional 2,700 shares during the last quarter. 58.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities analysts have recently commented on XPEL shares. TheStreet raised XPEL from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. Craig Hallum upped their target price on XPEL to $90.00 in a research report on Monday, August 15th.

About XPEL

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XPEL, Inc manufactures, sells, distributes, and installs after-market automotive products. The company offers automotive surface and paint protection films, headlight protection, and automotive and architectural window films, as well as proprietary software. It also provides merchandise and apparel; ceramic coatings; and tools and accessories, which includes squeegees and microfiber towels, application fluids, plotter cutters, knives, and other products.

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