Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:anf) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, December 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.20 per share by the apparel retailer on Monday, December 12th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 30th.

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) opened at 16.93 on Friday. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has a one year low of $14.00 and a one year high of $32.83. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $15.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.03. The company has a market cap of $1.15 billion, a PE ratio of 24.90 and a beta of 1.31.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 18th. The apparel retailer reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $821.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $830.60 million. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. had a return on equity of 3.98% and a net margin of 1.36%. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.48 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. will post $0.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Dividend History for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:anf)

In other news, Director Craig R. Stapleton bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $17.65 per share, for a total transaction of $176,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 57,398 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,013,074.70. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Bonadies Fran Horowitz bought 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $17.32 per share, with a total value of $259,800.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 44,701 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $774,221.32. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.85% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 1.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 31,846 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $567,000 after buying an additional 472 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. raised its position 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. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 0.9% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 144,114 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $2,290,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares in the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC raised its position 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. Finally, Panagora Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of 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 in the last quarter.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on ANF. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a research report on Sunday, September 4th. Vetr upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.70 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. FBR & Co dropped their target price on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from $22.00 to $19.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $19.00 target price (down previously from $20.00) on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a research report on Thursday, September 1st. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group dropped their target price on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from $24.00 to $21.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.85.

About Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

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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