Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) will release its earnings data on Friday, November 18th. Persons that wish to listen to the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 30th. The apparel retailer reported ($0.25) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.05. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. had a return on equity of 3.98% and a net margin of 1.36%. The company had revenue of $783.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $782.64 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.12 EPS. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect Abercrombie & Fitch Co. to post $0.47 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0.73 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Earnings History for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) opened at 16.29 on Thursday. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has a 1-year low of $14.00 and a 1-year high of $32.83. The stock has a market cap of $1.10 billion, a PE ratio of 23.96 and a beta of 1.31. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $15.54 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.06.

In other news, Director Craig R. Stapleton acquired 10,000 shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $17.65 per share, with a total value of $176,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 57,398 shares in the company, valued at $1,013,074.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Bonadies Fran Horowitz acquired 15,000 shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $17.32 per share, with a total value of $259,800.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 44,701 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $774,221.32. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.85% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Panagora Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 86.8% in the third quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,104 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 3,302 shares during the last quarter. AXA bought a new stake in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. during the second quarter worth $228,000. Profund Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 13.3% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 15,563 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $277,000 after buying an additional 1,830 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 3.5% in the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 16,056 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $286,000 after buying an additional 545 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 1.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 31,846 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $567,000 after buying an additional 472 shares in the last quarter.

ANF has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Vetr upgraded Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.70 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective (down previously from $23.00) on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a research note on Monday, August 15th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a research note on Tuesday, August 23rd. Finally, Mizuho lowered their price objective on Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from $21.00 to $19.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.85.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Company Profile

Abercrombie & Fitch Co (A&F) is a specialty retailer that operates stores and direct-to-consumer operations. Through these channels, the Company sells products, including casual sportswear apparel, including knit tops and woven shirts, graphic t-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters and outerwear; personal care products, and accessories for men, women and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister brands.

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