Foot Locker (FL) was Initiated by Guggenheim to “Neutral”. Guggenheim advised their investors in a research report released on Sep 30, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Foot Locker. Company shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Aug 22, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 78 from a previous price target of $72 .Company shares were Reiterated by Susquehanna on Aug 22, 2016 to “Positive”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 80 from a previous price target of $73 .Susquehanna Initiated Foot Locker on Aug 12, 2016 to “Positive”, Price Target of the shares are set at $73.
On the company’s financial health, Foot Locker reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Aug 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.90. The company had revenue of $1780.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1762.64 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.84 EPS.
Foot Locker opened for trading at $67.6 and hit $68.28 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $68.08, with a gain of 0.74% or 0.5 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 21,50,778 shares. Company has a market cap of $9,072 M.
Investors should note that on Aug 17, 2016, Foot Locker announced a cash dividend of $0.2750. The company’s management has announced Oct 12, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Oct 14, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 28, 2016.
In a different news, on Sep 8, 2016, Lewis Phillip Kimble (EVP & CEO International) sold 43,479 shares at $65.42 per share price. According to the SEC, on Aug 23, 2016, Lauren B Peters (EVP & Chief Financial Officer) sold 20,000 shares at $68.00 per share price. On Aug 23, 2016, Richard A Johnson (Chairman, President & CEO) sold 50,000 shares at $68.05 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Foot Locker Inc. is a retailer of shoes and apparel. The Company operates in two segments: Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment is an athletic footwear and apparel retailer whose formats include Foot Locker Lady Foot Locker Kids Foot Locker Champs Sports Footaction and SIX:02 as well as the retail stores of Runners Point Group including Runners Point and Sidestep. The Direct-to-Customers segment includes Footlocker.com Inc. and other affiliates including Eastbay Inc. and the direct-to-customer subsidiary of Runners Point Group which sell to customers through their Internet and mobile sites and catalogs. As of January 31 2015 the Company operated 3423 primarily mall-based stores in the United States Canada Europe Australia and New Zealand. As of January 31 2015 the Company operated a total of 78 franchised stores of which 31 are in the Middle East 27 in Germany and Switzerland and 20 in the Republic of Korea.