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Cato (CATO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.02 (-0.36%)
(As of 06/20/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
51,932 shs
Average Volume
115,102 shs
Market Capitalization
$114.72 million
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About Cato Stock (NYSE:CATO)

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. It also provides credit card services to its customers, as well as layaway plans for customers. The Cato Corporation was incorporated in 1946 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CATO Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Womens' clothing stores
Apparel Retail
Year Founded


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Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$693.11 million
Book Value
$9.58 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$114.70 million

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Key Executives

  • Mr. John P. Derham Cato (Age 74)
    Chairman, President & CEO
    Comp: $1.75M
  • Mr. Charles D. Knight (Age 59)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $456.12k
  • Mr. Gordon D. Smith (Age 68)
    Executive VP and Chief Real Estate & Store Development Officer
    Comp: $440.01k
  • J. Gregory Fagan
    VP & General Counsel
  • Mr. Stephen Headley
    Senior Vice President of Sourcing & MDSE Support
  • Mr. Jeffrey R. Shock
    Senior VP & Controller
  • Mr. Stevens M. Staes
  • Ms. Christin J. Reische
    Assistant Secretary

CATO Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

How have CATO shares performed in 2024?

Cato's stock was trading at $7.14 at the beginning of the year. Since then, CATO stock has decreased by 21.8% and is now trading at $5.58.
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Are investors shorting Cato?

Cato saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,360,000 shares, an increase of 23.6% from the May 15th total of 1,100,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 135,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 10.1 days. Currently, 8.1% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Cato's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 15th 2024.
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How were Cato's earnings last quarter?

The Cato Co. (NYSE:CATO) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 23rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The specialty retailer earned $177.10 million during the quarter. Cato had a negative net margin of 2.51% and a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.36%.

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

Cato declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 24th. Investors of record on Monday, June 10th will be given a dividend of $0.17 per share on Monday, June 24th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 10th.
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Is Cato a good dividend stock?

Cato (NYSE:CATO) pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 12.14%. CATO has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer.
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What is John P. Derham Cato's approval rating as Cato's CEO?

229 employees have rated Cato Chief Executive Officer John P. Derham Cato on John P. Derham Cato has an approval rating of 45% among the company's employees. This puts John P. Derham Cato in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Cato own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Cato investors own include AT&T (T), Kohl's (KSS), Pfizer (PFE), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), International Business Machines (IBM), Verizon Communications (VZ), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), CVS Health (CVS) and Ford Motor (F).

Who are Cato's major shareholders?

Cato's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.53%), Marquette Asset Management LLC (0.37%), Empowered Funds LLC (0.19%), State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System (0.06%), BNP Paribas Financial Markets (0.04%) and Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.03%). Insiders that own company stock include Bailey W Patrick and John P D Cato.
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How do I buy shares of Cato?

Shares of CATO stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:CATO) was last updated on 6/21/2024 by Staff

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