Jefferies slashes price target on Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF] – find out why.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [NYSE: ANF] slipped around -0.02 points on Monday, while shares priced at $44.63 at the close of the session, down -0.04%. The company report on July 9, 2021 that Abercrombie & Fitch Celebrates Black Joy with Launch of Second “For Justice” Collection.

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Inspired by the artwork of Columbus, Ohio artist Francesca Miller, the capsule’s proceeds will be donated to The Steve Fund.

Abercrombie & Fitch, a division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), is proud to announce the launch of its latest “For Justice, For Joy” capsule. The gender-inclusive “For Justice” collection was first introduced in February with product that was co-designed by members of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s BIPOC Associate Resource Group (ARG) and spoke to racial justice in the associates’ own words. The second capsule features Columbus, Ohio artist Francesca Miller’s artwork emblazoned across a series of tees to celebrate another reflection of Black experiences: Black joy. This collection is now available in stores and online at www.abercrombie.com.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stock is now 119.20% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. ANF Stock saw the intraday high of $44.98 and lowest of $42.66 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 47.29, which means current price is +120.40% above from all time high which was touched on 06/25/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 1.67M shares, ANF reached a trading volume of 1650349 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 $51.33 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 2.20. 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.

Jefferies have made an estimate for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 09, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on June 08, 2021, representing the official price target for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $48 to $55, while Telsey Advisory Group kept a Outperform rating on ANF stock. On May 19, 2021, analysts increased their price target for ANF shares from 32 to 48.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is set at 1.77, with the Price to Sales ratio for ANF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.77. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.96, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 15.39. Price to Free Cash Flow for ANF in the course of the last twelve months was 8.94 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

How has ANF stock performed recently?

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.60. With this latest performance, ANF shares gained by 9.28% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 107.29% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 357.74% 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 55.12, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.69, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.90 for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.76, while it was recorded at 44.14 for the last single week of trading, and 28.89 for the last 200 days.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

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 1.80.

Earnings analysis for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]

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%.

Insider trade positions for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]

There are presently around $2,598 million, or 97.00% of ANF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ANF stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 10,195,022, which is approximately 6.875% of the company’s market cap and around 1.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 6,894,820 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $307.72 million in ANF stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $209.95 million in ANF stock with ownership of nearly -1.295% 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 May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 96 institutional holders increased their position in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [NYSE:ANF] by around 7,490,655 shares. Additionally, 116 investors decreased positions by around 8,792,272 shares, while 28 investors held positions by with 41,928,864 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 58,211,791 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ANF stock had 46 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,154,250 shares, while 33 institutional investors sold positions of 3,080,361 shares during the same period.

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