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Earnings Estimates Moving Higher for Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF): Time to Buy?
February 04, 2014


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Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF - Free Report) is a apparel and shoe retailer that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on ANF’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Abercrombie & Fitch could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for ANF

In the past 30 days, 18 estimates have gone higher for Abercrombie & Fitch with no downward revisions in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 88 cents a share 30 days ago, to $1.04 today, a move of 18.2%.

Current Year Estimates for ANF

Meanwhile, Abercrombie & Fitch’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 17 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to no downward revision. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $1.47 per share 30 days ago to $1.61 per share today, an increase of 9.5%.

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 10.5% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future.

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