NYSE:CATO - Cato Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$23.41 -1.41 (-5.68 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 08:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$24.82
Today's Range$23.14 - $24.70
52-Week Range$10.76 - $26.88
Volume427,830 shs
Average Volume336,235 shs
Market Capitalization$616.17 million
P/E Ratio27.89
Dividend Yield5.42%
Cato logoThe 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Womens' clothing stores
Sub-IndustryApparel Retail


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio2.89
Quick Ratio2.07


Trailing P/E Ratio27.89
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$849.98 million
Price / Sales0.69
Cash Flow$1.5576 per share
Price / Cash15.03
Book Value$13.16 per share
Price / Book1.78


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$8.54 million
Net Margins1.15%
Return on Equity6.37%
Return on Assets4.13%


Outstanding Shares25,110,000
Market Cap$616.17 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.64%. 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 earnings results on Thursday, May, 24th. The specialty retailer reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' 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, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Cato.

What price target have analysts set for CATO?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Cato's stock. Their predictions range from $23.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate Cato's stock price to reach $23.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.8%. 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 2% in the month of July. Cato shares rose by 0% in the first day of trading following the news.

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?

Headlines about CATO stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cato earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.78 out of 100, meaning that recent press 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors 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%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.94%) and Millennium Management LLC (0.66%). 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 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 institutional investors are buying Cato stock?

CATO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Spark Investment Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Pinebridge Investments L.P., Sterling Capital Management LLC, Algert Global LLC and BlueMountain 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 $23.41.

How big of a company is Cato?

Cato has a market capitalization of $616.17 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  124 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  155 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  279
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 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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