LULU - Lululemon Athletica Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
171.76
+0.53 (+0.31%)
As of 10:59AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close171.23
Open171.74
Bid170.78 x 1100
Ask170.83 x 1000
Day's Range169.72 - 171.99
52 Week Range94.20 - 173.32
Volume322,718
Avg. Volume2,212,664
Market Cap22.148B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.24
PE Ratio (TTM)47.58
EPS (TTM)3.61
Earnings DateMay 29, 2019 - Jun 3, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est174.54
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