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The Cato Corporation is a fashion specialty retailer. The Company operates through two segments: the operation of a fashion specialty stores segment (Retail Segment) and a credit card segment (Credit Segment). The Company’s merchandise lines include dressy, career, and casual sportswear, dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, handbags, men’s wear and lines for kids and infants. The apparel specialty stores operate under the names Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It’s Fashion, It’s Fashion Metro and Versona, including e-commerce Websites. The Company offers its own credit cards to its customers and all credit authorizations, payment processing and collection efforts are performed by a separate subsidiary of the Company. It operates approximately 1,311 fashion specialty stores in over 32 states, principally in the southeastern United States. The Company offers its own credit card and layaway plan.
As of Today at 07:05 UTC, shares in Cato are trading at $8.43. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.
Shares in Cato last closed at $8.43 and the price had moved by -34.75% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength the Cato share price has underperformed the S&P500 Index by -43.99% over the past year.
The overall consensus recommendation for Cato is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.
The Cato dividend yield is 8.07% based on the trailing twelve month period.
Last year, Cato paid a total dividend of $0.68, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 8.07%. We do not have any data on when Cato is to next pay dividends.
We do not have data on when Cato is to next pay dividends. The historic dividend yield on Cato shares is currently 8.07%.
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As of the previous close price of $8.43, shares in Cato had a market capitalisation of $169.84m.
Here are the trading details for Cato:
- Country of listing: United States
- Exchange: NYQ
- Ticker Symbol: CATO
Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum Cato is currently classified as a Neutral. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.
The analyst consensus target price for shares in Cato is $23.11. That is 174.14% above the last closing price of $8.43.
Analysts covering Cato currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of for the next financial year.
An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Cato. Over the past six months, its share price has underperformed the S&P500 Index by -26.2%.
As of the last closing price of $8.43, shares in Cato were trading -8.73% below their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.
The Cato PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is null. The shares last closed at $8.43.
The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.
The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.
Cato's management team is headed by:
- John Cato - CHM
- Charles Knight - CFO
- Gordon Smith - EVP
- Bryan Kennedy - LED
- Pamela Davies - IND
- Theresa Drew - IND
- Thomas Henson - IND
- Thomas Meckley - IND
- Bailey Patrick - IND
- Daniel Stowe - IND