Buy or Sell? Checking the Recommendations for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF)

Marcus Newton
March 4, 2017

This rating was issued on 1/04/17. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 13.02% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 12.55% and -16.93% respectively. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 6.53% which for the week stands at 4.58%. The price to earnings growth ratio is 3.96 and the price to sales ratio is 0.23. They now have a United States dollars 13 price target on the stock.

Many research firms have provided their ratings on Abercrombie & Fitch Co. The lower price P/S ratio indicates attractive the investment.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 5.88 and the short float is around of 29.05%.

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Considering the performance, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Abercrombie & Fitch Company has a 52-week low of $10.91 and a 52-week high of $32.83. RBC Capital Markets set a $12.00 target price on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Company and gave the company a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, January 5th. (NYSE:ANF) right now sits at consensus rating of 3.30 while 1 analysts have advocated the shares as "BUY", 1 calls it an "OUTPERFORM" and 15 suggest "HOLD". (NYSE:ANF) a rating of 3.37 on a scale of 1 to 5. Its segments include Abercrombie, which includes the Company's Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids brands, and Hollister.

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 18th. According to 19 analysts, Price Target for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

The New Albany, OH-based clothing retailer reported Q4 earnings per share (EPS) of $0.71, which was $0.06 worse than the Wall Street consensus estimate of $0.77. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was -0.19 Percent. Hence, the surprise factor was -25 percent. The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $812.98 mln. The stock traded with the volume of 10.39 Million shares in the last trading session. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 326,312 shares of the apparel retailer's stock valued at $5,811,000 after buying an additional 86,857 shares during the last quarter. The Moving Average SMA50 is -3.11% while SMA200 is -28.56%. The stock is now has its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 0.5 Percent. The stock has earnings growth of 972.40% yoy and showed a low EPS growth of -3.20% over the past five years. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -0.33 percent. Abercrombie & Fitch Company's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 421.05%. (NYSE:ANF) in a note sent to investors on 4-Jan-17. Shares trade at just ~3.1x the firm's reduced F2017 EBITDA estimate (~6.0% dividend yield) but Baird sees risk to estimates unless the A&F brand begins to regain some traction soon (2H-weighted guidance), yielding balanced risk/reward. ANF has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 70, Forward P/E of 68.76, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 1.69 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 10.46.

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