Shares of RTW Retailwinds Inc (NYSE:RTW) shot up 11.7% on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $1.17 and last traded at $1.15, 296,100 shares were traded during trading. An increase of 129% from the average session volume of 129,450 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.03.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on RTW. TheStreet downgraded RTW Retailwinds from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 30th. ValuEngine downgraded RTW Retailwinds from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised RTW Retailwinds from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 31st.

The firm has a market capitalization of $67.23 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.80 and a beta of 1.42. The business has a 50-day moving average of $1.55 and a two-hundred day moving average of $2.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.06.

RTW Retailwinds (NYSE:RTW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 22nd. The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by ($0.13). The company had revenue of $201.89 million for the quarter. RTW Retailwinds had a negative net margin of 1.35% and a negative return on equity of 9.41%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC acquired a new stake in RTW Retailwinds during the first quarter valued at approximately $31,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new stake in RTW Retailwinds during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $7,919,000. Wasatch Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in RTW Retailwinds during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,292,000. Signia Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in RTW Retailwinds by 8.8% during the first quarter. Signia Capital Management LLC now owns 1,323,853 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,178,000 after purchasing an additional 107,619 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Grace & White Inc. NY boosted its holdings in RTW Retailwinds by 18.4% during the second quarter. Grace & White Inc. NY now owns 899,283 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,529,000 after purchasing an additional 139,953 shares in the last quarter. 88.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About RTW Retailwinds (NYSE:RTW)

RTW Retailwinds, Inc operates as an omni-channel women's fashion retailer in the United States. It offers a merchandise assortment, including wear-to-work, casual apparel and accessories comprising pants, dresses, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denims, T-shirts, active wear, handbags, jewelry, and shoes under the New York & Company, NY&C, NY Style, Soho New York & Company Jeans, Lerner, Lerner New York, and Fashion to Figure brand names for women between the ages of 25 and 49.

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