Considering Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) as a potential investment: What Should You Do?

After finishing at $18.63 in the prior trading day, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) closed at $22.62, up 21.42%. In other words, the price has increased by $+3.99 from its previous closing price. On the day, 9282886 shares were traded. ANF stock price reached its highest trading level at $22.76 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $21.12.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of ANF by taking a closer look at its different ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.60 and its Current Ratio is at 1.30. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.46 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.46.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Citigroup on May 23, 2022, Downgraded its rating to Neutral and sets its target price to $30 from $59 previously.

On March 03, 2022, Telsey Advisory Group reiterated its Outperform rating and also upped its target price recommendation from $45 to $40.

UBS Downgraded its Buy to Neutral on January 07, 2022, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $68 to $37.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 16 when GREENLEES MICHAEL E sold 1,500 shares for $18.17 per share. The transaction valued at 27,255 led to the insider holds 9,849 shares of the business.

Gallagher Sarah M. sold 10,000 shares of ANF for $391,100 on Nov 24. The Director now owns 25,874 shares after completing the transaction at $39.11 per share.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Abercrombie’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 18.48, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 17.37. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 1.03. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.30 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.72.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, ANF has reached a high of $47.55, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $14.02. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 16.95, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 23.61.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 1.98M shares per day over the past 3-months and 2.39M shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 50.44M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 48.14M. Shares short for ANF as of Oct 13, 2022 were 5.14M with a Short Ratio of 5.12M, compared to 5.61M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 10.39% and a Short% of Float of 16.24%.

Dividends & Splits

The current Payout Ratio is 0.00% for ANF, which recently paid a dividend on Mar 15, 2020 with an ex-dividend date of Mar 04, 2020. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jun 15, 1999 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 3 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of -$0.13 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of -$0.12 and a low estimate of -$0.14, while EPS last year was $0.86. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.86, with high estimates of $1.27 and low estimates of $0.65.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $4.35 and -$0.13 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $1.03. EPS for the following year is $1.43, with 5 analysts recommending between $1.8 and $1.12.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 7 analysts have provided revenue estimates for ANF’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $3.55B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $3.53B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $3.54B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $3.71B, down -4.80% from the average estimate. Based on 7 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $3.6B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $3.75B and the low estimate is $3.47B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 1.90% from the average revenue estimate for this year.