Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF] Is Currently 7.88 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?


Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [NYSE: ANF] gained 7.88% or 2.55 points to close at $34.90 with a heavy trading volume of 3594490 shares. The company report on January 10, 2022 that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Provides Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Outlook Update.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today provided an update on its outlook for the 2021 fiscal year and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.

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It opened the trading session at $32.53, the shares rose to $35.00 and dropped to $32.53, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for ANF points out that the company has recorded -17.38% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -64.7% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 1.68M shares, ANF reached to a volume of 3594490 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 $49.00 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 2.10. 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.

UBS have made an estimate for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on January 07, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Jefferies raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on November 30, 2021, representing the official price target for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $46 to $57, while Jefferies kept a Buy rating on ANF stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is set at 1.72, with the Price to Sales ratio for ANF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.58. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.26, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 14.17. Price to Free Cash Flow for ANF in the course of the last twelve months was 6.99 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

Trading performance analysis for ANF stock

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.23. With this latest performance, ANF shares dropped by -1.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -17.38% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 50.04% 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 48.75, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.97 for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [ANF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 38.49, while it was recorded at 33.59 for the last single week of trading, and 39.09 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 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

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

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%.

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

There are presently around $1,999 million, or 99.80% of ANF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ANF stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 9,534,604, which is approximately -3.784% of the company’s market cap and around 1.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 7,281,111 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $254.11 million in ANF stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $160.52 million in ANF stock with ownership of nearly -1.436% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 105 institutional holders increased their position in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [NYSE:ANF] by around 6,001,404 shares. Additionally, 130 investors decreased positions by around 6,090,811 shares, while 37 investors held positions by with 45,180,579 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 57,272,794 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ANF stock had 40 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,632,435 shares, while 41 institutional investors sold positions of 2,941,688 shares during the same period.