Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF] moved down -4.13: Why It’s Important

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [NYSE: ANF] loss -4.13% on the last trading session, reaching $37.85 price per share at the time. The company report on March 2, 2021 that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results.

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Delivers fourth quarter net income per diluted share of $1.27 and $1.50 on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively, fueled by record digital sales, gross profit rate expansion and tight expense controls.

Ends fiscal 2020 with a significantly transformed business model, with 54% of full-year revenues digitally-derived and a 17% reduction in global store square footage, accounting for 1.1 million gross square feet.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. represents 62.58 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $2.32 billion with the latest information. ANF stock price has been found in the range of $37.15 to $39.83.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.43M shares, ANF reached a trading volume of 1640743 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ANF shares is $34.11 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ANF stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on April 23, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on April 07, 2021, representing the official price target for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $28 to $32, while Telsey Advisory Group kept a Outperform rating on ANF stock. On January 12, 2021, analysts increased their price target for ANF shares from 25 to 28.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is set at 1.84, with the Price to Sales ratio for ANF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.74. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 18.02. Price to Free Cash Flow for ANF in the course of the last twelve months was 7.99 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

Trading performance analysis for ANF stock

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.73. With this latest performance, ANF shares gained by 15.19% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 141.54% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 315.93% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ANF stock in for the last two-week period is set at 55.08, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.89, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.01 for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 33.36, while it was recorded at 38.57 for the last single week of trading, and 20.94 for the last 200 days.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF] shares currently have an operating margin of -5.97 and a Gross Margin at +54.77. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -3.65.

Return on Total Capital for ANF is now -6.99, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -4.77. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -11.43, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.32. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 165.52. Additionally, ANF Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 62.34, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 46.77. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 138.96, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 52.33.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF] managed to generate an average of -$3,354 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 38.09 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.91.Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. posted -3.29/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -1.39/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -136.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ANF. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. go to 18.00%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]

There are presently around $2,236 million, or 97.40% of ANF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ANF stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 9,539,210, which is approximately 0.077% of the company’s market cap and around 1.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 6,385,985 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $241.71 million in ANF stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $180.39 million in ANF stock with ownership of nearly -2.875% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 94 institutional holders increased their position in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [NYSE:ANF] by around 8,218,292 shares. Additionally, 102 investors decreased positions by around 11,125,218 shares, while 31 investors held positions by with 39,720,254 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 59,063,764 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ANF stock had 39 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,173,441 shares, while 23 institutional investors sold positions of 4,631,682 shares during the same period.

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