Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday. The apparel retailer reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.19. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. had a return on equity of 3.98% and a net margin of 1.36%. The business had revenue of $821.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $832.48 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.48 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) opened at 14.60 on Monday. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has a 52 week low of $14.00 and a 52 week high of $32.83. The company has a market cap of $987.85 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.47 and a beta of 1.31. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $15.54 and a 200-day moving average of $19.34.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 2nd will be paid a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 30th. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s payout ratio is currently 421.05%.

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

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ANF. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted 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 worth $567,000 after buying an additional 472 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in 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 during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in 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 during the period. Profund Advisors LLC boosted its position in 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 during the period. Finally, Panagora Asset Management Inc. boosted its position 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 period.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a research note on Sunday, September 4th. Mizuho lowered their target price on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from $20.00 to $15.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a research note on Saturday. Vetr upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.43 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday. Finally, FBR & Co lowered 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 note on Wednesday, August 31st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.64.

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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