Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Abercrombie & Fitch earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the apparel retailer an impact score of 46.4190420256731 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Abercrombie & Fitch from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. ValuEngine raised Abercrombie & Fitch from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. William Blair reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch in a report on Friday, August 25th. Citigroup raised Abercrombie & Fitch from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $14.00 to $16.00 in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Wolfe Research lifted their price target on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from $9.00 to $13.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.98.

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE ANF) opened at $18.01 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 2.08, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The firm has a market cap of $1,226.51, a P/E ratio of 138.54, a P/E/G ratio of 11.97 and a beta of 0.96. Abercrombie & Fitch has a 1-year low of $8.81 and a 1-year high of $18.44.

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 17th. The apparel retailer reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $859.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $818.41 million. Abercrombie & Fitch had a negative net margin of 0.55% and a positive return on equity of 0.80%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.02 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Abercrombie & Fitch will post 0.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.44%. Abercrombie & Fitch’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -285.70%.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Company Profile

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.

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