NYSE:CATO - Cato Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$14.12 +0.37 (+2.69 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$14.12
Today's Range$13.72 - $14.36
52-Week Range$10.76 - $26.88
Volume240,744 shs
Average Volume294,344 shs
Market Capitalization$338.35 million
P/E Ratio11.27
Dividend Yield9.60%
The Cato Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of fashion apparel and accessories primarily in the southeastern United States. It operates through two segments, Retail and Credit. The company's stores and e-commerce Websites offer a range of apparel and accessories, including dressy, career, and casual sportswear; and dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, and handbags. It also provides men's wear, as well as lines for kids and newborns. The company operates its stores and e-commerce Websites under the Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It's Fashion, It's Fashion Metro, and Versona names. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 1,351 stores in 33 states. The company also provides credit card services to its customers, as well as layaway plans. The Cato Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Womens' clothing stores
Sub-IndustryApparel Retail
Current SymbolNYSE:CATO
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio2.71
Quick Ratio1.90


Trailing P/E Ratio11.27
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$849.98 million
Price / Sales0.41
Cash Flow$1.6770 per share
Price / Cash Flow8.42
Book Value$13.26 per share
Price / Book1.06


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$8.54 million
Net Margins2.14%
Return on Equity9.20%
Return on Assets5.93%


Outstanding Shares24,610,000
Market Cap$338.35 million

Cato (NYSE:CATO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cato's stock symbol?

Cato trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CATO."

How often does Cato pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cato?

Cato declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 21st. Investors of record on Monday, December 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.35%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 7th. View Cato's Dividend History.

How were Cato's earnings last quarter?

Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 20th. The specialty retailer reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.09. The specialty retailer earned $190.01 million during the quarter. Cato had a net margin of 2.14% and a return on equity of 9.20%. View Cato's Earnings History.

When is Cato's next earnings date?

Cato is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Cato.

What price target have analysts set for CATO?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Cato's stock. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Cato's share price to reach $23.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 62.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cato.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cato?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cato in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Cato.

How were Cato's same store sales last quarter?

Cato same store sales fell 1% during the month of November. Cato shares dropped by 7.7% in the first day of trading following the report.

Has Cato been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about CATO stock has trended very negative on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cato earned a news impact score of -3.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Cato's key competitors?

Who are Cato's key executives?

Cato's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John P. Derham Cato, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 68)
  • Mr. John R. Howe, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Michael Timothy Greer, Exec. VP & Director of Stores (Age 55)
  • Mr. Gordon D. Smith, Exec. VP and Chief Real Estate & Store Devel. Officer (Age 62)
  • Mr. Stephen Headley, Sr. VP of Sourcing & MDSE Support

Who are Cato's major shareholders?

Cato's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.23%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.97%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.38%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.40%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.57%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (2.36%). Company insiders that own Cato stock include Bailey W Patrick, Daniel Harding Stowe, Edward I Weisiger Jr and John P D Cato. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cato.

Which institutional investors are selling Cato stock?

CATO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Man Group plc, United Services Automobile Association, Prudential Financial Inc., BlackRock Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Engineers Gate Manager LP and Marquette Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cato.

Which institutional investors are buying Cato stock?

CATO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. and Putnam Investments LLC. Company insiders that have bought Cato stock in the last two years include Bailey W Patrick, Daniel Harding Stowe, Edward I Weisiger Jr and John P D Cato. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cato.

How do I buy shares of Cato?

Shares of CATO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cato's stock price today?

One share of CATO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.12.

How big of a company is Cato?

Cato has a market capitalization of $338.35 million and generates $849.98 million in revenue each year. Cato employs 10,500 workers across the globe.

What is Cato's official website?

The official website for Cato is http://www.catofashions.com.

How can I contact Cato?

Cato's mailing address is 8100 Denmark Road, Charlotte NC, 28273. The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 704-554-8510.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Cato (NYSE CATO)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  141 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  169 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  310
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cato and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CATO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CATO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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