Guess Inc. (NYSE:GES) had its target price decreased by research analysts at Mizuho from $17.00 to $14.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Mizuho’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 8.62% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on GES. B. Riley upgraded shares of Guess from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Piper Jaffray Cos. set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Guess and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guess from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group raised their price objective on shares of Guess from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group raised their price objective on shares of Guess from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Guess presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.80.

Analyst Recommendations for Guess (NYSE:GES)

Guess (NYSE:GES) opened at 15.32 on Thursday. Guess has a 12 month low of $13.20 and a 12 month high of $22.84. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $14.61 and its 200-day moving average is $15.08. The firm has a market cap of $1.29 billion, a PE ratio of 19.29 and a beta of 0.62.

Guess (NYSE:GES) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 30th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.03. The company earned $536.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $548.37 million. Guess had a net margin of 3.10% and a return on equity of 5.16%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.15 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Guess will post $0.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 14th will be given a $0.225 dividend. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.87%. Guess’s dividend payout ratio is 112.50%.

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In other Guess news, CEO Amigo Victor Herrero purchased 2,177 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 26th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $14.87 per share, for a total transaction of $32,371.99. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 334,703 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,977,033.61. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 28.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Guess by 34.7% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 855,755 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,503,000 after buying an additional 220,373 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in Guess by 13.8% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 8,989 shares of the company’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 1,089 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC boosted its position in Guess by 0.7% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 11,062 shares of the company’s stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 78 shares in the last quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. boosted its position in Guess by 6.5% in the second quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. now owns 19,262 shares of the company’s stock worth $290,000 after buying an additional 1,169 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Guess by 17.6% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 15,417 shares of the company’s stock worth $232,000 after buying an additional 2,307 shares in the last quarter. 74.92% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Guess

Guess?, Inc designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company operates through five segments: Americas Retail, which includes its retail and e-commerce operations in North and Central America and its retail operations in South America; Europe, which includes its wholesale, retail and e-commerce operations in Europe and the Middle East; Asia, which includes its retail, e-commerce and wholesale operations in Asia; Americas Wholesale, which includes its wholesale operations in the Americas, and Licensing, which includes licensing operations of the Company across the world.

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