NYSE:CATO - Cato Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $23.80 -0.07 (-0.29 %) (As of 08/21/2018 03:43 PM ET)Previous Close$23.76Today's Range$23.55 - $24.0452-Week Range$10.76 - $26.88Volume13,962 shsAverage Volume284,842 shsMarket Capitalization$585.04 millionP/E Ratio26.48Dividend Yield5.67%Beta0.71 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 SymbolNYSE:CATO CUSIP14920510 Webwww.catofashions.com Phone704-554-8510 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.89 Quick Ratio2.07 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.48 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$849.98 million Price / Sales0.70 Cash Flow$1.6678 per share Price / Cash14.27 Book Value$13.16 per share Price / Book1.81 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$8.54 million Net Margins1.15% Return on Equity6.37% Return on Assets4.13% Miscellaneous Employees10,500 Outstanding Shares25,110,000Market Cap$585.04 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th. Investors of record on Monday, June 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.52%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 8th. View Cato's Dividend History. How were Cato's earnings last quarter? Cato Corp (NYSE:CATO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 24th. The specialty retailer reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.07. The specialty retailer earned $238.30 million during the quarter. Cato had a net margin of 1.15% and a return on equity of 6.37%. View Cato's Earnings History. When is Cato's next earnings date? Cato is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Cato. What price target have analysts set for CATO? 1 analysts have issued 12 month target prices 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 twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.9%. 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 increased by 2% during the month of July. Cato shares rose by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the report. Who are some of Cato's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Cato include Chico's FAS (CHS), 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 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? News stories about CATO stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cato earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 41.07 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Cato. Who are Cato's major shareholders? Cato's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.06%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.78%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.46%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (1.88%), WINTON GROUP Ltd (1.51%) and Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.94%). 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 BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, California Public Employees Retirement System, Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE, Systematic Financial Management LP, AMG National Trust Bank, Strs Ohio and OppenheimerFunds Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cato. Which major investors are buying Cato stock? CATO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WINTON GROUP Ltd, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Spark Investment Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Pinebridge Investments L.P., Sterling Capital Management LLC and Algert Global 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 $23.93. How big of a company is Cato? Cato has a market capitalization of $585.04 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. MarketBeat Community Rating for Cato (NYSE CATO)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 125 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 157 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 282MarketBeat'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 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What kind of dividend yield to CEF's pay?