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Present Fundamentals: Carter’s (NYSE: CRI)


Carter’s trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector and manufacturing apparel and furniture industry. The company CEO is Michael D. Casey. Carter’s Inc is an apparel manufacturing company that sells its products through branded retail stores, company websites, and department stores and other locations. Its brands include Carter’s, Child of Mine, Just One You, Precious Firsts, and OshKosh.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CRI stock showed a previous change of 4.69% with an open at 86.70 and a close of 89.53. It reached an intraday high of 89.63 and a low of 86.43.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.0b with 45.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 42.9m shares. Trading volume reached 609,221 shares compared to its average volume of 804,938 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Carter’s shares returned 2.58% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -14.37%. Over three months, it changed -5.04%. In one year it has changed -17.62% and within that year its 52-week high was 118.22 and its 52-week low was 75.66. CRI stock is 18.33% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 92.82 and a 50 day moving average of 98.09. Currently CRI stock is trading -3.54% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.01 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.90. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.68. The TTM EPS is 6.33, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.14. Historically, the PE high was 31.90 and the PE low was 12.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 76.61, which is a decrease of -14.43%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/30/2019): 0.75
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/25/2019): 2.83
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/25/2018): 1.53
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/26/2018): 0.79
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/26/2018): 0.89

The dividend per share is currently 2.00, which is a dividend yield of 2.23%. Also, the payout ratio is 31.60%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 127.91, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 30.01%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 3,293,816, which was 7.29% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.06. 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 0.82.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 33.41%, return on assets is 12.14%, profit margin is 7.99%, price-to-sales is 1.12 and price-to-book is 4.55.

Company Scores:

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

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