The Cato Corp. (CATO)

14.08
NYSE : Retail Trade
Prev Close 14.02
Day Low/High 14.02 / 14.31
52 Wk Low/High 12.64 / 26.88
Avg Volume 254.40K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 22.84M
Market Cap 345.01M
EPS 0.30
P/E Ratio 18.21
Div & Yield 1.32 (9.44%)

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The Double-Net Portfolio Is a Good Value on This Rising Market Tide

The Double-Net Portfolio Is a Good Value on This Rising Market Tide

Titan Machinery is the top performer so far in 2019, up 38% since portfolio launch.

So Far, So Good for My 2019 Double-Net Value Portfolio

So Far, So Good for My 2019 Double-Net Value Portfolio

The 22 names in the portfolio as a group are outpacing the value components of the Russell 2000 and Russell Microcap indices.

Small-Caps Are (Mostly) Avoiding The Latest Round of Market Whiplash

Small-Caps Are (Mostly) Avoiding The Latest Round of Market Whiplash

Those names in the green are not what one might expect, including some specialty retailers from my double-net value portfolio.

Rolling Out My 2019 Double Net Value Portfolio

Rolling Out My 2019 Double Net Value Portfolio

Despite disappointing performance this year, the strategy has shown solid return in the past.

Chico's FAS Needs to Appeal to their Demographic

Chico's FAS Needs to Appeal to their Demographic

Easier said than done: They also have to turn sales around.

With Double-Net Pickings Slim, Let's Turn to Triple Nets

With Double-Net Pickings Slim, Let's Turn to Triple Nets

Triple nets are companies trading between 2 and 3 times net current asset value; here are several of these value names.

Watching Tapestry but Not Ready to Take a Position

Watching Tapestry but Not Ready to Take a Position

The big question for TPR is whether the China concerns are overblown, or will continue to weigh on the sector.

Bad Investment? Reasons to Stand Your Ground

Bad Investment? Reasons to Stand Your Ground

Especially painful are situations where a name begins to drop almost immediately after taking a position.

Sports Retailers Stage Epic Comeback From Year-Ago Drubbing

Sports Retailers Stage Epic Comeback From Year-Ago Drubbing

Dick's Sporting Goods and Foot Locker are among the specialty retailers that bounced back after a butt-whooping last summer.

Why I'm Moving on From Specialty Retail Stocks

Why I'm Moving on From Specialty Retail Stocks

The sale of FOSL and CATO, and a partial HIBB, have significantly reduced my overall exposure.

Taking Stock of These Five Companies

Taking Stock of These Five Companies

It has been a phenomenal stock picker's market since last summer within distressed value.

Better Days Ahead For Vera Bradley

Better Days Ahead For Vera Bradley

Specialty retail is indeed a tough area, but in classic form, markets have overly punished a number of them.

Small Specialty Retailers Are No Longer Dead

Small Specialty Retailers Are No Longer Dead

Cato, Hibbett Sports and Big 5 are coming back.

Exploiting Market Inefficiencies

Exploiting Market Inefficiencies

Life is certainly interesting in this bizarro market world where up is down and down is up.

2 Green Shoots in Deep Value Land

2 Green Shoots in Deep Value Land

In deep value land, the whims and oscillations of the broad markets don't always spoil the party.

Fed Expectations as Useful as a Screen Door on a Submarine: Market Recon

Fed Expectations as Useful as a Screen Door on a Submarine: Market Recon

The Feds accompanying statement came off, to me, as slightly confused.

Dumpster Diving for Retailer Cato

Dumpster Diving for Retailer Cato

With $9 in cash and short-term investments on the books and no debt, the stock appears to be worth a speculative play.

Fashion Retailer Cato Corp. Isn't Dressed for Success

Fashion Retailer Cato Corp. Isn't Dressed for Success

Specialty retailer's holiday sales looked uglier than a bad Christmas sweater.

What Do Cato, Hibbett Sports and Kulicke & Soffa Have in Common? Big Jumps

What Do Cato, Hibbett Sports and Kulicke & Soffa Have in Common? Big Jumps

The three value stocks surprised investors in good ways with their earnings announcements.

Tuesday Morning Still Looks Mournful, at Least Compared to Big Lots

Tuesday Morning Still Looks Mournful, at Least Compared to Big Lots

It's hard to get excited about Tuesday Morning despite its efforts to improve its results.

3 Stocks to Evaluate After Yesterday's Market Hiccup

3 Stocks to Evaluate After Yesterday's Market Hiccup

Cato and Zoe's may ultimately be good value stories, but Hibbett Sports has its work cut out for it.

Cato's Dividend Yield Is the Cat's Meow, but for How Long?

Cato's Dividend Yield Is the Cat's Meow, but for How Long?

The fashion retailer is flush with liquidity, but its sales are slumping as it competes in a tough industry.

Four Kingly Small Cap Value Stocks From Queens Road

Four Kingly Small Cap Value Stocks From Queens Road

One portfolio manager is bullish on shares of The Cato Corporation despite this year's five percent stock decline.

Novice Trade: SPDR S&P Retail ETF

Novice Trade: SPDR S&P Retail ETF

Use XRT puts as a way to position for more retail sales disappointment.

The Week Ahead: Earnings Go Back to School

Watch for big retailers to report this week.

U.S. Retailers L Brands, Stein Mart Post Sales Increases for June

U.S. Retailers L Brands, Stein Mart Post Sales Increases for June

Several U.S. apparel retailers are reporting sales increases for the month of June.

The Week Ahead

Let's look at retail and upcoming economic data.

The Day Ahead: Make War, Not Love

There are throngs of smart-money folk that have quietly moved to the sidelines.