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

Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist.
$13.44 -0.29 (-2.11 %)
(As of 05/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$13.44
Today's Range$13.24 - $13.71
52-Week Range$13.04 - $26.88
Volume331,343 shs
Average Volume189,622 shs
Market Capitalization$330.62 million
P/E Ratio10.93
Dividend Yield9.82%
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, as well as men's wear, and lines for kids and infants. It 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 2, 2019, the company operated 1,311 stores in 31 states. It also provides credit card services to its customers, as well as layaway plans. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Receive CATO News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CATO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Womens' clothing stores
Sub-IndustryApparel Retail



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$829.66 million
Cash Flow$1.9064 per share
Book Value$12.88 per share


Net Income$30.46 million


Market Cap$330.62 million
Next Earnings Date5/23/2019 (Estimated)

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 Friday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Tuesday, March 26th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.82%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 8th. This is an increase from Cato's previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. View Cato's Dividend History.

How were Cato's earnings last quarter?

Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO) posted its earnings results on Thursday, March, 21st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.02) by $0.11. The specialty retailer had revenue of $192.44 million for the quarter. Cato had a net margin of 3.67% and a return on equity of 9.26%. View Cato's Earnings History.

When is Cato's next earnings date?

Cato is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Cato.

What price target have analysts set for CATO?

1 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Cato's shares. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate Cato's stock price to reach $23.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 71.1% 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 rose 16% in the month of April. Cato shares dropped by 2.1% in the first day of trading following the news.

Has Cato been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about CATO stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cato earned a media sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Cato's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Cato own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Cato investors own include Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Costco Wholesale (COST), Alibaba Group (BABA), CVS Health (CVS), Under Armour (UAA), Celgene (CELG), Dollar Tree (DLTR), FireEye (FEYE) and Netflix (NFLX).

Who are Cato's key executives?

Cato's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John P. Derham Cato, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 69)
  • Mr. John R. Howe, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Michael Timothy Greer, Exec. VP & Director of Stores (Age 56)
  • Mr. Gordon D. Smith, Exec. VP and Chief Real Estate & Store Devel. Officer (Age 63)
  • 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.07%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.83%), Wellington Management Group LLP (5.87%), AQR Capital Management LLC (2.60%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.87%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.77%). 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 major investors are selling Cato stock?

CATO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, SG Americas Securities LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cato.

Which major investors are buying Cato stock?

CATO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Martingale Asset Management L P, JPMorgan Chase & Co., 6 Meridian, Ellington Management Group LLC, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, Royce & Associates LP, Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY and Geode Capital Management 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 $13.44.

How big of a company is Cato?

Cato has a market capitalization of $330.62 million and generates $829.66 million in revenue each year. Cato employs 10,350 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:  148 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  178 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  326
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 5/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

Yahoo Gemini Pixel