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Stock in the Spotlight: Genesco (NYSE: GCO)


Genesco is in the retail apparel and specialty industry and trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector. Genesco Inc is a specialty retailer, which is engaged in designing, sourcing, marketing and distribution of footwear, apparel and accessories through retail stores.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GCO stock showed a previous change of 2.47% with an open at 45.42 and a close of 46.51. It reached an intraday high of 48.00 and a low of 45.38.

SeekingAlpha:  Notable earnings before Thursday’s open


The stock has a market cap of $939.2m with 20.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 18.8m shares. Trading volume reached 500,545 shares compared to its average volume of 256,783 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Genesco shares returned 2.22% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.89%. Over three months, it changed 8.80%. In one year it has changed 15.27% and within that year its 52-week high was 51.85 and its 52-week low was 36.61. GCO stock is 27.06% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 44.04 and a 50 day moving average of 46.47. Currently GCO stock is trading 5.60% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Notable earnings before Thursday’s open


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -5.8 that ended on 31st of January 2018. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.09. The TTM EPS is 3.13, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.86.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
10-31-2018:  0.95
07-31-2018:  0.04
04-30-2018:  -0.06
01-31-2018:  2.15

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 51.47, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 9.63%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 172.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,546,862, which is 12.61% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 9.89. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.72

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.67%, return on assets is 4.71%, profit margin is 0.60%, price-to-sales is 0.46 and price-to-book is 1.09.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.