Equities Analysts Set Expectations for Genesco Inc.’s FY2020 Earnings (NYSE:GCO)

Equities Analysts Set Expectations for Genesco Inc.’s FY2020 Earnings (NYSE:GCO)

Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group upped their FY2020 earnings estimates for shares of Genesco in a report issued on Wednesday, January 8th, according to Zacks Investment Research. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Stichter now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $4.30 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $4.25. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Genesco’s Q4 2020 earnings at $2.74 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $4.95 EPS.

GCO has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Genesco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 10th. CL King upgraded shares of Genesco from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 21st. Susquehanna Bancshares reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of Genesco in a research report on Tuesday, January 14th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Genesco from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, December 27th. Finally, Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on shares of Genesco from $40.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, December 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.40.

NYSE:GCO traded down $0.96 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $39.32. 236,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 274,057. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $46.30 and a 200-day simple moving average of $40.66. The company has a current ratio of 1.34, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. Genesco has a fifty-two week low of $31.65 and a fifty-two week high of $53.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $581.09 million, a P/E ratio of -24.73, a PEG ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.57.

Genesco (NYSE:GCO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, December 6th. The company reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.10 by $0.23. Genesco had a negative net margin of 1.74% and a positive return on equity of 10.98%. The company had revenue of $537.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $540.64 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.95 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GCO. Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Genesco by 504.3% in the 3rd quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 387,627 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,512,000 after acquiring an additional 323,481 shares in the last quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. increased its stake in shares of Genesco by 185.4% in the 2nd quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 189,654 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,020,000 after acquiring an additional 123,191 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in shares of Genesco by 455.5% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 143,379 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,064,000 after acquiring an additional 117,569 shares in the last quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Genesco in the 2nd quarter valued at $4,883,000. Finally, Maverick Capital Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Genesco in the 3rd quarter valued at $2,201,000.

In other news, VP Daniel E. Ewoldsen sold 3,270 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.39, for a total value of $161,505.30. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 10,803 shares in the company, valued at approximately $533,560.17. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Kathleen Mason sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.10, for a total transaction of $120,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 42,191 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,029,387.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 9,286 shares of company stock worth $459,571 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 4.40% of the company’s stock.

About Genesco

Genesco Inc operates as a retailer and wholesaler of footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company operates through four segments: Journeys Group, Schuh Group, Johnston & Murphy Group, and Licensed Brands. The Journeys Group segment offers footwear and accessories through the Journeys, Journeys Kidz, and Little Burgundy retail chains, as well as through e-commerce and catalogs for young men, women, and children.

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