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Abercrombie & Fitch ceases talks with potential buyers

11 July 2017

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. closed its last trading session at $12.16 with the loss of -21.13%. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 6,076,778 shares of the stock are valued at $73.89 million.

Institutional investors now hold around $895 million or 0% in ANF stock. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 3.40 on this stock. According to WSJ current research, the Company remained on "Buy" Spotlight from "2" Analysts. The company posted an earnings surprise of -30%.

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 25th. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $-0.45/share and a High Estimate of $-0.23/share. The apparel retailer reported ($0.91) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.70) by $0.21. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. had 81 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -3.56 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $13.86. Coming at the equity market from multiple angles may help supply the investor with alternate perspectives that could play a vital role in the next couple of quarters. When calculating in the EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at -88.70%.

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The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.04. MYCC is already driving a 28.68% rally over the course of the past year and is now up 18.82% since this point in 2017.

Retailers generally offer high margins and solid revenue growth, giving investors the opportunity to ride hot fashion trends. Year to date, the stock is down 19 percent, but is now down nearly 90 percent from the all-time highs it hit in 2007. The indicator should not be confused with relative strength.

A&F cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this Press Release or made by management or spokespeople of A&F involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors, many of which may be beyond the company's control. The ROA ratio is calculated by comparing net income to average total assets, and is expressed as a percentage.

ATR value of company was 0.58. While it's Return on Investment (ROI) value is 1.8%.

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One analyst following the announcement that Abercrombie & Fitch ended its talks over a possible sale wrote he was not surprised a deal was not completed. An increasing ROE indicates that a company is improving its ability to make profit without requiring as much capital. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company.

Additionally on 5/11/17 Wunderlich "Downgrades" Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) to Sell setting price target at $12 and on 5/10/17 Standpoint Research "Downgrades" the stock to Hold at $0. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock's price, but also to a gradual increase over time.

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Abercrombie & Fitch ceases talks with potential buyers