Cato Corp. (CATO) Drops 6.71% on February 05

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Cato Corp. (CATO) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Friday February 05 as the stock slid 6.71% to $34.06, a loss of $-2.45 per share. Starting at an opening price of $36.10 a share, the stock traded between $34.01 and $36.58 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 152,250 shares over 1,664 trades, against an average daily volume of 145,151 shares and a total float of 27.9 million.

The losses send Cato Corp. down to a market cap of $950.24 million. In the last year, Cato Corp. has traded between $44.89 and $30.94, and its 50-day SMA is currently $37.96 and 200-day SMA is $37.16.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 16.8.

Cato Corp is a fashion specialty retailer. The Company operates women's fashion specialty stores in the southeastern United States under two segment: the operation of women's fashion specialty stores segment & a credit card segment.

Cato Corp. is based out of Charlotte, NC and has some 10,000 employees. Its CEO is John P. Derham Cato.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Cato Corp., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for CATO. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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