Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) shares traded down 1.7% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $16.95 and last traded at $17.02, with a volume of 3,526,400 shares. The stock had previously closed at $17.32.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Vetr lowered shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $20.70 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, August 12th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price target (down previously from $23.00) on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a research report on Monday, August 15th. Standpoint Research upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 30th. Wunderlich reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a research report on Monday, May 23rd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price objective on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. from $35.00 to $23.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.82.

The stock has a market cap of $1.15 billion and a PE ratio of 25.03. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $20.76 and a 200 day moving average of $24.17.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 30th. The apparel retailer reported ($0.25) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.20) by $0.05. The business had revenue of $783.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $782.64 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.12 EPS. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s revenue was down 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. will post $0.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 2nd will be paid a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.70%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 31st.

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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