Cato Corporation (The) (CATO): Price and Financial Metrics

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO): $16.50

-0.35 (-2.08%)

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  • Momentum is the dimension where CATO ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 97.39% of US stocks.
  • CATO's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • CATO ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 24th percentile.

CATO Stock Summary

  • CATO's went public 34.29 years ago, making it older than 91.83% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • CATO's current price/earnings ratio is 224.84, which is higher than 96.63% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -73.82%, Cato Corp's debt growth rate surpasses merely 3.92% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Cato Corp are EVI, INGR, BGSF, CVGW, and PESI.
  • CATO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Cato Corp's official web site, go to

CATO Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Cyclical stock, CATO's price/earnings ratio is 942.69% higher, now standing at 217.4.
  • Over the past 243 months, CATO's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 40.5.
  • CATO's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 40.5 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CATO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CATO 2014-08-01 0.9 2.3 16.2 9.3
CATO 2012-07-13 0.9 2.1 12.7 7.3
CATO 2007-11-21 0.7 2.0 12.6 8.0
CATO 2006-10-25 0.9 2.8 15.2 9.4
CATO 2006-10-24 0.9 2.8 15.1 9.3
CATO 2002-02-21 0.7 2.2 12.3 7.9

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CATO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.50 52-week high $17.90
Prev. close $16.85 52-week low $6.07
Day low $16.46 Volume 86,486
Day high $17.15 Avg. volume 166,263
50-day MA $16.29 Dividend yield 2.61%
200-day MA $12.15 Market Cap 372.80M

Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) Company Bio

The Cato Corporation operates as a specialty retailer of fashion apparel and accessories in the Southeastern United States. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Below are the latest news stories about Cato Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CATO as an investment opportunity.

Cato: Estimating The Fair Value

Photo by J. Michael Jones/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Investment Thesis Despite shares of The Cato Corporation (CATO) more than doubling since its 52-week low, I believe there is still some upside left. The company presented solid first-quarter earnings and reinstated part of the previous quarterly dividend. I estimate that...

PG Research on Seeking Alpha | June 10, 2021

Cato Continues to Be an Interesting Story

First quarter results were impressive but the downside is that it operates in the incredibly competitive fashion retail business.

Yahoo | May 24, 2021

Here's Why Shareholders Should Examine The Cato Corporation's (NYSE:CATO) CEO Compensation Package More Closely

The Cato Corporation ( NYSE:CATO ) has not performed well recently and CEO John P. Cato will probably need to up their...

Yahoo | May 14, 2021

A Look At Cato's (NYSE:CATO) CEO Remuneration

This article will reflect on the compensation paid to John Derham Cato who has served as CEO of The Cato Corporation...

Yahoo | January 15, 2021

In Search of Year-End Bargains, I've Uncovered a Potential Opportunity

The criteria I utilize for my annual Tax Loss Selling Portfolio is not all-encompassing; for one thing, it requires forward price-earnings ratios of less than 15 for the next two years. Now, given the number of companies that don't have forward price-earnings ratios per se because no analysts cover them, there are certainly additional opportunities.

Yahoo | December 28, 2020

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CATO Price Returns

1-mo -2.19%
3-mo 23.98%
6-mo 46.11%
1-year 126.33%
3-year -22.58%
5-year -38.12%
YTD 73.23%
2020 -43.53%
2019 32.97%
2018 -2.99%
2017 -42.89%
2016 -15.16%

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