Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Carter's (NYSE: CRI):

  • 1/3/2018 – Carter's was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $132.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Carter’s, Inc. is a leading provider of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally and through Company-operated stores and on-line at carters.com and oshkoshbgosh.com. The Company’s Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, and its Genuine Kids, Just One You, and Precious Firsts brands are available at Target. “
  • 1/2/2018 – Carter's was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Carter’s, Inc. is a leading provider of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally and through Company-operated stores and on-line at carters.com and oshkoshbgosh.com. The Company’s Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, and its Genuine Kids, Just One You, and Precious Firsts brands are available at Target. “
  • 12/27/2017 – Carter's is now covered by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They set a “hold” rating and a $126.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/26/2017 – Carter's was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $129.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Carter’s, Inc. is a leading provider of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally and through Company-operated stores and on-line at carters.com and oshkoshbgosh.com. The Company’s Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, and its Genuine Kids, Just One You, and Precious Firsts brands are available at Target. “
  • 12/21/2017 – Carter's is now covered by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They set a “hold” rating and a $126.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/18/2017 – Carter's had its price target raised by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. from $112.00 to $125.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 12/18/2017 – Carter's had its price target raised by analysts at B. Riley from $111.00 to $124.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/16/2017 – Carter's was given a new $105.00 price target on by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.

Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) traded up $0.27 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $117.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 537,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 565,320. The stock has a market cap of $5,550.00, a PE ratio of 22.62, a PEG ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 3.20 and a quick ratio of 1.34. Carter's, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $77.94 and a fifty-two week high of $119.26.

Carter's (NYSE:CRI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The textile maker reported $1.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $948.23 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $950.64 million. Carter's had a return on equity of 33.38% and a net margin of 7.69%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.61 EPS. equities analysts predict that Carter's, Inc. will post 5.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Carter's news, EVP Greg Foglesong sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.98, for a total transaction of $707,880.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Richard F. Westenberger sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.02, for a total value of $525,100.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 130,507 shares of company stock valued at $13,569,276 in the last 90 days. 3.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Carter’s, Inc (Carter’s) is a marketer of apparel for babies and young children in the United States and Canada. The Company owns two brand names in the children’s apparel industry, Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh (OshKosh). The Company operates through five segments: Carter’s Retail, Carter’s Wholesale, OshKosh Retail, OshKosh Wholesale and International.

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