Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) Analysts See $0.85 EPS; China Automotive Systems Has 2.17 Sentiment

February 13, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Analysts expect Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) to report $0.85 EPS on March, 1.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 19.72% from last quarter’s $0.71 EPS. ANF’s profit would be $57.89M giving it 5.94 P/E if the $0.85 EPS is correct. After having $0.30 EPS previously, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s analysts see 183.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.23% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $20.19. About 1.41M shares traded. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) has declined 47.82% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 64.52% the S&P500.

China Automotive Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes and sells automotive systems and components in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China, the United States, and internationally. The company has market cap of $144.30 million. It produces rack and pinion power steering gears for cars and light duty vehicles; integral power steering gears for heavy-duty vehicles; power steering parts for light duty vehicles; sensor modules; automobile steering systems and columns; and automobile electronic systems and parts. It has a 5.7 P/E ratio. The firm is also involved in the marketing of automotive parts in North America, as well as the provision of after sales, and research and development support services.

Among 31 analysts covering Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF), 7 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. had 114 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Wednesday, August 31. The stock of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, January 22. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Stephens given on Monday, August 24. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 6. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Tuesday, November 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 30 by Mizuho. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 24 by Standpoint Research. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 31 by Telsey Advisory Group.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer. The company has market cap of $1.38 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions, Abercrombie and Hollister. It currently has negative earnings. It offers knit tops, woven shirts, graphic T-shirts, fleece, sweaters, jeans, woven pants, shorts, outerwear, dresses, intimates, and swimwear; and personal care products and accessories for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, and Gilly Hicks brand names.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.29, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold Abercrombie & Fitch Co. shares while 51 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 66.34 million shares or 4.05% more from 63.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Us Bankshares De holds 221 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Los Angeles Management And Equity Rech reported 87,265 shares. Maverick Cap Limited reported 265,671 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Gsa Prns Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.03% stake. Aperio Grp Limited Liability stated it has 51,531 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Quinn Opportunity Prtnrs Limited Com accumulated 1.34 million shares or 3.04% of the stock. Profund Advsrs Lc has 0.01% invested in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) for 12,224 shares. Verition Fund Ltd Liability Com reported 20,624 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Llc has 70,698 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.02% or 610,739 shares in its portfolio. Carroll Financial Assoc Incorporated reported 1,204 shares stake. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.01% stake. Balyasny Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited holds 0.08% in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) or 8,037 shares. Strs Ohio reported 0% of its portfolio in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF).

Stuyvesant Capital Management holds 0.49% of its portfolio in China Automotive Systems, Inc. for 46,807 shares. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management owns 86,060 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bridgeway Capital Management Inc has 0.01% invested in the company for 116,700 shares. The California-based Sensato Investors Llc has invested 0.01% in the stock. Spark Investment Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 47,700 shares.

Analysts await China Automotive Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAAS) to report earnings on March, 29. They expect $0.21 EPS, up 16.67% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.18 per share. CAAS’s profit will be $6.65M for 5.43 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual EPS reported by China Automotive Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 31.25% EPS growth.

The stock increased 3.87% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $4.56. About 10,947 shares traded. China Automotive Systems, Inc. (CAAS) has risen 28.50% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.80% the S&P500.

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