Media stories about Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Abercrombie & Fitch earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the apparel retailer an impact score of 46.1992005809511 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE ANF) opened at $21.92 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,490.00, a PE ratio of -75.59, a PEG ratio of 2.99 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 2.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Abercrombie & Fitch has a fifty-two week low of $8.81 and a fifty-two week high of $23.53.
ANF has been the subject of a number of research reports. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target (up previously from $16.00) on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Abercrombie & Fitch from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Argus raised Abercrombie & Fitch from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $18.95 to $25.00 in a research report on Friday, January 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. TheStreet raised Abercrombie & Fitch from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Abercrombie & Fitch from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Abercrombie & Fitch has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.94.
Abercrombie & Fitch Company Profile
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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