After beating estimates last quarter by 7 cents, Christopher & Banks
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Christopher & Banks -- the stock is a unanimous hold. Analysts don't like Christopher & Banks as much as competitor Talbots overall. Four out of 11 analysts rate Talbots a buy compared to zero of four for Christopher & Banks. Christopher & Banks' rating hasn't changed over the past three months.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $116.1 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 8% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is a loss of 6 cents per share. Estimates range from a loss of 8 cents to a loss of 3 cents.
What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly backing the stock with 90.7% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All Stars with 86.3% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Christopher & Banks, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 75 posts in the past 30 days. Christopher & Banks' bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.
Christopher & Banks' profit has risen year over year by an average of 56.5%. Revenue has fallen in the past two quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by nine percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue fell 2.2% while cost of sales rose 10.8% to $76.8 million from a year earlier.
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