Investor Watch-List Stock: Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF)

Tammy Harvey
March 3, 2017

(NYSE:ANF) will report its next earnings on 2-Mar-17. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $2.03, while the High earnings estimate is $2.43.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter a year ago was $3.

For the Current Quarter, 16 analysts are projecting the mean EPS to be $-0.2/share. The brokerage now has $13.10 target price on the apparel retailer's stock. The 52-Week High range of the stock is $103.1, while the 52-week low range is $65.38.

Stores and distribution expense for the fourth quarter was $439.8 million, up from $430.4 million past year, mainly because of a lease termination charge of $15.6 million related to the A&F flagship store in Hong Kong and higher direct-to-consumer expense. According to their predictions High & Low revenue estimates are 1.1 Billion and 986.5 Million respectively. The annual sales growth for the past five year was 0.30%.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for ANF to be -30.6%. The next year's growth is calculated to be 400 percent.

The American fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has posted a seven per cent decline in sales over the last quarter. Out of 24 brokerage recommendations, 1 gave a Strong Buy, 1 issued a Buy, 15 issued Hold, 5 rated Under-perform and 2 issued a Sell. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $18.84.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is -28.56, the 50-day is -3.11 and the 20-day is -2.36.

On 2/22/2016 Abercrombie & Fitch Company announced a Quarterly dividend of $0.20 with an ex dividend date of 3/2/2016 which will be payable on 3/14/2016.

RBC Capital Markets set a $12.00 price target on Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

Shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) swings by following news as it ascend 1.01% to $193.11 in latest trading flood. The company reached a 52-week low at 10.91 on Jan 31, 2017. The company's last traded volume of 4.62 million shares as compared to it's an average volume of 3.2 million shares. The company's past year sales total was 1.11 Billion. The Stock shows P/E value of 71.76 and Forward P/E of 70.35. The stock is now has its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 0.5 Percent. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 3.5% while it's Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 1%. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,059,047 shares of the apparel retailer's stock worth $32,718,000 after buying an additional 596,364 shares in the last quarter. The Weekly Volatility is 4.38 percent and the Monthly Volatility is 4.20 percent. ANF fell -3.55%, climbed 5.28% and sank -45.82% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. The company sells knit and woven shirts, graphic T-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven trousers, shorts, sweaters, and outerwear; personal care products; and accessories for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Hollister brand names. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at 0.4 percent, operating profit margin was 2.2 percent, whereas gross profit margin stands at 61.4 percent.

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