Citi Trends is in the consumer cyclical sector and trades as part of the retail apparel and specialty industry. The company CEO is Bruce D. Smith. Citi Trends Inc is a retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family. The Company’s merchandise offerings are designed to appeal to the preferences of fashion conscious consumers, particularly African-Americans.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CTRN shares had a previous change of 1.69% which opened at 18.34 and closed at 18.67. It moved to an intraday high of 19.10 and a low of 18.25.

Business Wire:  Citi Trends Issues Statement Regarding Macellum Director Nominations

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CTRN shares returned -5.23% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -10.64%. Over three months, it changed -5.36%. In one year it has changed -38.51% and within that year its 52-week high was 34.90 and its 52-week low was 17.79. CTRN stock is 4.98% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 25.00 and a 50 day moving average of 20.50. Right now, CTRN stock is trading -25.31% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Macellum turns up the heat on Citi Trends


The company has a market cap of $227.8m with 12.2m shares outstanding and a float of 11.2m shares. Trading volume was 132,986 shares and has experienced an average volume of 73,757 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for Citi Trends was 1.62 which ended on 31st of January 2019, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.52.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
01-31-2019:  0.59
10-31-2018:  -0.04
07-31-2018:  0.24
04-30-2018:  0.83

The dividend per share is currently 0.32, which is a dividend yield of 1.71%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 26.09, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 28.45%

The next earnings report will be: 03-28-2019

EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Citi Trends; the EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 15.10% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 7.60% of insider ownership and 126.20% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.48

PR Newswire:  Macellum Advisors Nominates Four Highly Qualified Directors For Election At Citi Trends, Inc.’s 2019 Annual Meeting Of Stockholders

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 6.53%, profit margin is 2.78%, price-to-sales is 0.29 and price-to-book is 1.14.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 4  : Valuation Result
 2  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).


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