Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) by 1.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 119,411 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock after buying an additional 2,110 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Abercrombie & Fitch were worth $1,425,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of ANF. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its position in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch by 7.9% in the first quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 12,765 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $152,000 after buying an additional 931 shares in the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch by 7.0% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 15,825 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $189,000 after buying an additional 1,037 shares in the last quarter. Credit Agricole S A boosted its position in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch by 95.0% in the first quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 19,500 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $233,000 after buying an additional 9,500 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch by 143.4% in the first quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 24,100 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $288,000 after buying an additional 14,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch during the first quarter worth about $303,000.

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) traded up 9.69% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $12.34. 13,547,991 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $9.80 and a 200-day moving average of $11.57. Abercrombie & Fitch Company has a one year low of $8.81 and a one year high of $23.29. The stock’s market capitalization is $839.32 million.

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 24th. The apparel retailer reported ($0.16) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.33) by $0.17. Abercrombie & Fitch had a negative return on equity of 0.79% and a negative net margin of 0.62%. The firm had revenue of $779 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $758.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.25) EPS. The business’s revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Abercrombie & Fitch Company will post ($0.17) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.48%. Abercrombie & Fitch’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -258.06%.

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ANF has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Vetr upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.91 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $11.25 to $16.00 in a report on Friday. William Blair reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch in a report on Friday. TheStreet cut shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.48.

About Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Co is a specialty retailer who primarily sells its products through store and direct-to-consumer operations, as well as through various wholesale, franchise and licensing arrangements. The Company operates through two segments: Abercrombie, which includes the Company’s Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids brands, and Hollister, which includes the Company’s Hollister and Gilly Hicks brands.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF)

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