Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its position in shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) by 3.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 47,404 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock after buying an additional 1,589 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Abercrombie & Fitch were worth $566,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Gotham Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Abercrombie & Fitch by 145.5% in the first quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 519,181 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $6,194,000 after buying an additional 307,728 shares during the last quarter. Soros Fund Management LLC purchased a new position in Abercrombie & Fitch during the first quarter worth about $563,000. State Street Corp boosted its position in Abercrombie & Fitch by 11.0% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,297,400 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $39,340,000 after buying an additional 326,288 shares during the last quarter. Two Sigma Securities LLC purchased a new position in Abercrombie & Fitch during the first quarter worth about $323,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in Abercrombie & Fitch by 13.5% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 435,614 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $5,197,000 after buying an additional 51,827 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) traded down 3.029% on Thursday, hitting $9.765. 541,460 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock’s market cap is $664.18 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $10.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.72. Abercrombie & Fitch Company has a 52-week low of $8.81 and a 52-week high of $23.29.

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 25th. The apparel retailer reported ($0.91) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.70) by $0.21. The business had revenue of $661.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $651.25 million. Abercrombie & Fitch had a negative net margin of 0.55% and a negative return on equity of 1.26%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.53) EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Abercrombie & Fitch Company will post ($0.30) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Abercrombie & Fitch from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.64 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Eleven 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 stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.85.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF)

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