Media stories about Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Abercrombie & Fitch earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the apparel retailer an impact score of 46.1016823231461 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

ANF has been the subject of a number of research reports. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price target (up from $16.00) on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Argus upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $18.95 to $25.00 in a report on Friday, January 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. TheStreet upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Abercrombie & Fitch has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.94.

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) traded up $0.52 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $20.65. 2,370,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,660,000. Abercrombie & Fitch has a 1 year low of $8.81 and a 1 year high of $23.53. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1,440.00, a PE ratio of -71.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.75 and a beta of 1.10.

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 17th. The apparel retailer reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.06. Abercrombie & Fitch had a negative net margin of 0.55% and a positive return on equity of 0.80%. The firm had revenue of $859.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $818.41 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.02 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Abercrombie & Fitch will post 0.4 EPS for the current year.

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About Abercrombie & Fitch

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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