NYSE:CATO - Cato Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $15.27 +0.31 (+2.07 %) (As of 02/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$14.96Today's Range$14.97 - $15.3452-Week Range$10.76 - $26.88Volume284,900 shsAverage Volume241,313 shsMarket Capitalization$375.75 millionP/E Ratio12.48Dividend Yield8.82%Beta0.39 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. 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 Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Womens' clothing stores Sub-IndustryApparel Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:CATO Previous Symbol CUSIP14920510 Webwww.catofashions.com Phone704-554-8510Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.71 Quick Ratio1.90Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.48 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$849.98 million Price / Sales0.44 Cash Flow$1.6384 per share Price / Cash Flow9.32 Book Value$13.16 per share Price / Book1.16Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$8.54 million Net Margins2.14% Return on Equity9.20% Return on Assets5.93%Miscellaneous Employees10,500 Outstanding Shares24,607,000Market Cap$375.75 million OptionableOptionable 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 Wednesday, November 21st. Stockholders 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.64%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 7th. View Cato's Dividend History. How were Cato's earnings last quarter? Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO) posted 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 return on equity of 9.20% and a net margin of 2.14%. 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 1 year price targets for Cato's shares. 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 50.6% 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 climbed 2% in the month of January. Cato stock rose by 0% in the first day of trading following the report. Has Cato been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about CATO stock have been trending positive on Monday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cato earned a news impact score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Cato's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Cato include Chico's FAS (CHS), RTW Retailwinds (RTW), New York & Company, Inc. (NWY), Destination Maternity (DEST), Christopher & Banks (CBK) and Cache (CACH). 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 investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.33%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.87%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.40%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (2.37%), D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. (1.37%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.18%). 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 Royce & Associates LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Citigroup Inc., KBC Group NV, California Public Employees Retirement System, Algert Global LLC and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cato. Which institutional investors are buying Cato stock? CATO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Prudential Financial Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC and Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan. 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 $15.27. How big of a company is Cato? Cato has a market capitalization of $375.75 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 143 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 173 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 316MarketBeat'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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Trading Options- What is a Strangle?