Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.06 EPS

Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday. The athletic footwear retailer reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.06, reports. Foot Locker had a return on equity of 21.05% and a net margin of 6.51%. The firm had revenue of $1.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.94 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.95 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year.

NYSE FL traded down $1.21 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $40.25. The stock had a trading volume of 17,179,268 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,985,669. Foot Locker has a 1 year low of $33.12 and a 1 year high of $68.00. The stock has a market cap of $4.44 billion, a PE ratio of 8.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $44.02 and a 200 day moving average price of $42.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.99 and a quick ratio of 0.99.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 31st. Investors of record on Friday, January 17th will be issued a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 16th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.78%. Foot Locker’s payout ratio is currently 32.27%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on FL. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of Foot Locker in a research report on Monday, November 18th. Morgan Stanley raised Foot Locker from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $40.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 8th. Bank of America set a $33.00 price target on Foot Locker and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 23rd. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Foot Locker in a research report on Friday. Finally, Citigroup dropped their price target on Foot Locker from $50.00 to $37.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.10.

About Foot Locker

Foot Locker, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an athletic shoes and apparel retailer. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment under various formats, including Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, Runners Point, Sidestep, and SIX:02.

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