Guess Inc Institutional Investor Sentiment Improved in 2017 Q4

May 16, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Sentiment for Guess Inc (NYSE:GES)

Guess Inc (NYSE:GES) institutional sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 73 active investment managers increased or opened new holdings, while 62 reduced and sold their positions in Guess Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now possess: 66.27 million shares, down from 66.54 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Guess Inc in their top 10 holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 17 Reduced: 45 Increased: 45 New Position: 28.

Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. The company has market cap of $2.05 billion. It operates through five divisions: Americas Retail, Europe, Asia, Americas Wholesale, and Licensing. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s clothing collection includes jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, knitwear, and intimate apparel.

The stock increased 1.56% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $25.45. About 1.14M shares traded. Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) has risen 93.07% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 81.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) to report earnings on May, 23. They expect $-0.23 EPS, up 4.17 % or $0.01 from last year’s $-0.24 per share. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by Guess', Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -137.10 % negative EPS growth.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc. holds 2.04% of its portfolio in Guess', Inc. for 307,820 shares. Majedie Asset Management Ltd owns 1.10 million shares or 1.56% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Augustine Asset Management Inc has 1.08% invested in the company for 112,700 shares. The Texas-based Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors Lp has invested 0.5% in the stock. Castleark Management Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 815,875 shares.

Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 40% of Guess’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Guess, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $16.0 while the high is $2300. The stock’s average target of $19.25 is -24.36% below today’s ($25.45) share price. GES was included in 12 notes of analysts from November 21, 2017. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1700 target in Thursday, March 22 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 26 by FBR Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 22 by Cowen & Co. On Tuesday, April 10 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The stock of Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) earned “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Monday, February 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 21 by Cowen & Co. B. Riley & Co maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 22 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 22. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. FBR Capital maintained Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) on Thursday, March 22 with “Buy” rating.

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