Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Investors acquired 13,414 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,920% compared to the average volume of 664 put options.

Shares of GES stock opened at $16.27 on Tuesday. Guess? has a 1-year low of $15.90 and a 1-year high of $26.95. The firm has a market cap of $1.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.78 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a current ratio of 2.00, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04.

Guess? (NYSE:GES) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, March 20th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.75 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $837.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $831.15 million. Guess? had a net margin of 0.54% and a return on equity of 9.39%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.62 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Guess? will post 1.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its holdings in Guess? by 31.2% in the fourth quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 2,516 shares of the company’s stock valued at $52,000 after purchasing an additional 598 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Guess? by 3.4% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 18,218 shares of the company’s stock valued at $357,000 after purchasing an additional 601 shares during the last quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Guess? by 5.7% in the first quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 14,284 shares of the company’s stock valued at $280,000 after purchasing an additional 770 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Guess? by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 57,150 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,187,000 after purchasing an additional 858 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in Guess? by 38.6% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,294 shares of the company’s stock valued at $89,000 after purchasing an additional 1,195 shares during the last quarter. 76.96% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

GES has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Guess? from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 21st. Jefferies Financial Group set a $24.00 price objective on Guess? and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 21st. Telsey Advisory Group reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $19.00 price objective (down previously from $22.00) on shares of Guess? in a report on Tuesday, April 23rd. B. Riley set a $29.00 price objective on Guess? and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Guess? from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Guess? has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.50.

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About Guess?

Guess?, Inc designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. It operates through five segments: Americas Retail, Americas Wholesale, Europe, Asia, and Licensing. The company's clothing collection includes jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, knitwear, and intimate apparel.

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