Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF)
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Abercrombie and Fitch (ANF) stock: overwhelming positive sentiment

Royston Roche | 1:07 pm ET, 04 Sep 2018

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) shares are trading at $22.21, up 2%. The company witnessed a recent selloff.  What's driving ANF stock price? What's ANF stock price forecast, and what should investors know about the company?

Abercrombie and Fitch stock got hammered on the stock exchange after the company’s results failed to meet market expectations. The company released its second quarter results on Aug 30, 2018. Non-GAAP EPS came at $0.06 which beats analyst’s estimates by $0.10 and revenue came at $842.41 million missed analyst estimates by $2.74 million.

The company’s comparable sales were hurt by the underperformance of the Hollister brand. The sales growth showed a sharp deceleration from the previous quarters. The company’s over reliance on the Hollister sales proved costly for the company. It failed to take advantage of the long summer as the stocks of Hollister brand got sold earlier.

The company’s guidance for the full year 2018 is, comparable sales, as well as net sales, will be up 2% to 4%.

What is the sentiment towards the ANF stock? Our technical analysis shows that:

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is positive;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending positive;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is trending positive.

Over the last month, Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) returned +12.05%.

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) forward P/E ratio is 28.41, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratio.

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) short share of float is 23.84%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) average analyst price target ($22.54) is -17.56% below its current price ($27.34).

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Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Updated at: 1:15 am ET, 12 May 2019

Are you looking for the analysis of Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) stock? Are you wondering what the bulls and the bears say about it?

If so, you came to the right place. In this stock guide, we will share with you 4 reasons to buy and 6 reasons to sell ANF stock. You’ll get a perspective on what the bulls and the bears say about it.

The analysis below may be also helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about ANF stock:

  • Is ANF a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold ANF stock today?
  • Is ANF a good buy / investment?
  • What are ANF analyst opinions, recommendations and ratings?

Let’s start with the bull case. Here are the reasons to buy ANF stock:

1. ANF profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 0.08percentage points. See ANF profitability chart.

2. ANF forward dividend yield is 2.92%, higher than the industry (0.58%) and sector (0.51%) forward dividend yields. See ANF forward dividend chart.

3. ANF Price/Book ratio is 1.64, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See ANF forward Price/Book ratio chart.

4. ANF Price/Sales ratio is 0.56, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See ANF forward Price/Sales ratio chart.

Now that you understand the bull case, let’s look at the reasons to sell ANF stock (i.e., the bear case):

1. ANF quarterly revenue growth was -3.10%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (3.33% and 4.40%, respectively). See ANF revenue growth chart.

2. ANF forward P/E ratio is 19.34, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See ANF forward P/E ratio chart.

3. ANF PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 7.99, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See ANF PEG chart.

4. ANF average analyst price target ($24.69) is below its current price ($27.58). See ANF price target chart.

5. ANF short share of float is 28.90%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ANF short share of float chart.

6. ANF short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 6.72. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ANF short interest ratio chart.

Now let's look at the key statistics for ANF:

Metrics ANF
Price $24.62
Average Price Target / Upside $24.69 / 0.28%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Industry Apparel Stores
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Number of Employees 38,000
Market Cap $1.73B
Forward P/E Ratio 16.56
Price/Book Ratio 0.48
PEG 7.48
Revenue (TTM) $3.59B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -3.1%
Profit Margin 2.08%

What are your thoughts on ANF?

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