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Cato Corporation (CATO)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$16.76 USD


+0.08 (0.48%)

Updated Jan 18, 2022 04:00 PM ET

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NA Value NA Growth NA Momentum NA VGM

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Top 40% (102 out of 254)

Industry: Retail - Apparel and Shoes

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Company Summary

The Cato Corporation operates as a specialty retailer of women's fashions and accessories in the United States. Its apparel and accessories, includes dressy, career, and casual sportswear, dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry and handbags. The Cato Corporation is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

General Information

Cato Corporation The

8100 Denmark Road

Charlotte, NC 28273

Phone: 704-554-8510

Fax: 704-551-7594


Email: NA

Industry Retail - Apparel and Shoes
Sector Retail-Wholesale
Fiscal Year End January
Last Reported Quarter 10/31/2021
Next EPS Date NA

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate NA
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate NA
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate NA
Next EPS Report Date NA

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 16.68
52 Week High 19.89
52 Week Low 10.64
Beta 0.94
20 Day Moving Average 75,396.45
Target Price Consensus 0.00


% Price Change
4 Week 2.70
12 Week -4.06
YTD -2.33
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 4.31
12 Week -4.11
YTD -0.64
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 22.02
Market Capitalization (millions) 369.14
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 6/28/2005
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 4.06%
Annual Dividend $0.68
Payout Ratio 0.42
Change in Payout Ratio -0.71
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 12/17/2021 / $0.17

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) NA
Trailing 12 Months 10.35
PEG Ratio NA
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 360.00%
vs. Previous Quarter -37.10%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 14.21%
vs. Previous Quarter -17.10%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 1.36
Price/Cash Flow NA
Price / Sales 0.49
10/31/21 13.82
7/31/21 9.31
4/30/21 1.16
10/31/21 6.10
7/31/21 4.04
4/30/21 0.50
Current Ratio
10/31/21 1.69
7/31/21 1.74
4/30/21 1.64
Quick Ratio
10/31/21 1.27
7/31/21 1.38
4/30/21 1.23
Operating Margin
10/31/21 4.86
7/31/21 3.32
4/30/21 0.44
Net Margin
10/31/21 4.86
7/31/21 3.32
4/30/21 0.44
Pre-Tax Margin
10/31/21 4.59
7/31/21 2.49
4/30/21 -1.67
Book Value
10/31/21 12.29
7/31/21 12.15
4/30/21 11.59
Inventory Turnover
10/31/21 5.45
7/31/21 5.61
4/30/21 5.54
10/31/21 0.00
7/31/21 0.00
4/30/21 0.00
Debt to Capital
10/31/21 0.00
7/31/21 0.00
4/30/21 0.00