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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Womens' clothing stores
Trailing P/E Ratio28.64
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$849.98 million
Price / Sales0.74
Cash Flow$1.6321 per share
Price / Cash15.44
Book Value$13.59 per share
Price / Book1.85
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$8.54 million
Return on Equity6.37%
Return on Assets4.13%
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be given a dividend of $0.33 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 8th. View Cato's Dividend History.
How were Cato's earnings last quarter?
Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO) posted its earnings results on Thursday, May, 24th. The specialty retailer reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.07. The specialty retailer earned $238.30 million during the quarter. Cato had a return on equity of 6.37% and a net margin of 1.15%. View Cato's Earnings History.
When is Cato's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for CATO?
1 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Cato's shares. Their predictions range from $20.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Cato's stock price to reach $20.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Cato.
How were Cato's same store sales last quarter?
Cato same store sales climbed 9% in the month of May. Cato shares climbed by 0% in the first day of trading following the report.
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
Has Cato been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media headlines about CATO stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cato earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.55 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.
Who are Cato's major shareholders?
Cato's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (16.48%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.93%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (1.62%), UBS Group AG (0.79%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.72%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.72%). 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 Millennium Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., GSA Capital Partners LLP, Aperio Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Guggenheim Capital LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System and American International Group Inc.. 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 BlackRock Inc., Aegis Financial Corp, Parthenon LLC, Alambic Investment Management L.P., Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC, UBS Group AG, Mackay Shields LLC and Engineers Gate Manager LP. 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 $25.20.
How big of a company is Cato?
Cato has a market capitalization of $632.75 million and generates $849.98 million in revenue each year. Cato employs 10,500 workers across the globe.
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.
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