Should you buy The Cato Corporation stock? (NYSE:CATO). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
(The Cato Corporation stock price per share)
||CATO Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|CATO Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$24.04|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||47% higher than other Consumer Goods stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||34% lower than other Unknown stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||25%|
|Dividend Yield||6%||Shares Shorted||1,293,269|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 1,293,269 shares shorted. With 16,090,674 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 125,970, it would take at least 10.266 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
What does this mean to you? At this volume, it'll take more than two trading weeks for shorts to cover. This may indicate a short squeeze play would work! If this stock has good fundamentals and it'll take a while for the short holders to cover, buying now could net you bigger short-term technical gains if and as the price rises.
We believe that The Cato Corporation may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Even better, The Cato Corporation looks like a stock on sale. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you may be looking at a bargain. Keep this stock in mind as you put together your portfolio! See Before You Buy for your next steps (and read our disclaimer about investing risk).
Does The Cato Corporation have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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