Investors never know what to expect for Brown Shoe Company
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Brown Shoe with three of five analysts rating it a hold. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $777.9 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 8.6% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.52 per share. Estimates range from $0.40 to $0.59.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 78.2% awarding it an outperform rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars, with 78% granting it a rating of outperform. Fools are keen on Brown Shoe, though the message boards have been quiet lately, with only 54 posts in the past 30 days. Brown Shoe's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.
Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 3.1 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 7.2% while cost of sales rose 12.8% to $391.6 million from a year earlier.
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