Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) was up 4.1% on Monday . The company traded as high as $20.17 and last traded at $19.96, with a volume of 1,634,812 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $19.18.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on ANF shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 1st. Jefferies Group reiterated a “franchise pick list” rating on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a report on Wednesday, March 23rd. Credit Suisse Group AG reduced their price target on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from $19.00 to $18.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 27th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from $19.00 to $17.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 27th. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.03 price target for the company in a report on Monday, June 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.04.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $18.77 and its 200 day moving average price is $25.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.33 billion and a PE ratio of 23.17.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 26th. The apparel retailer reported ($0.59) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.51) by $0.08. The company had revenue of $685.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $709.48 million. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s revenue was down 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.53) EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. will post $0.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors recently modified their holdings of ANF. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its stake in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 64.4% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 163,015 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $4,401,000 after buying an additional 63,841 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 12.4% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 119,285 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $3,221,000 after buying an additional 13,145 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 211.9% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 198,040 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $5,347,000 after buying an additional 134,540 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 30,935.9% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 109,867 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $2,967,000 after buying an additional 109,513 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 388,200 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $10,481,000 after buying an additional 9,900 shares during the last quarter.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co (A&F) is a specialty retailer that operates stores and direct-to-consumer operations. Through these channels, the Company sells products, including casual sportswear apparel, including knit tops and woven shirts, graphic t-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters and outerwear; personal care products, and accessories for men, women and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister brands.

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