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How to buy Citi Trends stock

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Citi Trends, Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. Citi Trends shares (CTRN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Citi Trends employs 3,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Citi Trends share price

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Citi Trends shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$10.03 - $111.44
50-day moving average $92.18
200-day moving average $59.65
Wall St. target price$132.33
PE ratio 46.1681
Dividend yield $0.08 (7.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.32

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Is it a good time to buy Citi Trends stock?

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Is Citi Trends under- or over-valued?

Valuing Citi Trends stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Citi Trends's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Citi Trends's P/E ratio

Citi Trends's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Citi Trends shares trade at around 46x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Citi Trends's PEG ratio

Citi Trends's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.08. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Citi Trends's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Citi Trends's EBITDA

Citi Trends's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $51.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Citi Trends's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Citi Trends financials

Revenue TTM $783.3 million
Operating margin TTM 4.11%
Gross profit TTM $311.7 million
Return on assets TTM 4.22%
Return on equity TTM 14.33%
Profit margin 3.06%
Book value $16.87
Market capitalisation $1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Citi Trends shares

There are currently 557,155 Citi Trends shares held short by investors – that's known as Citi Trends's "short interest". This figure is 12.8% down from 638,646 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Citi Trends shares can be evaluated.

Citi Trends's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Citi Trends's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Citi Trends shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Citi Trends shares traded daily (recently around 238100.42735043). Citi Trends's SIR currently stands at 2.34. In other words for every 100,000 Citi Trends shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2340 shares are currently held short.

However Citi Trends's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Citi Trends shares, or, against the total number of tradable Citi Trends shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Citi Trends's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Citi Trends shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0631% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Citi Trends shares, roughly 63 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Citi Trends.

Find out more about how you can short Citi Trends stock.

Citi Trends share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 3.45% of net profits

Recently Citi Trends has paid out, on average, around 3.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Citi Trends shareholders could enjoy a 2.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citi Trends's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.

While Citi Trends's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Citi Trends is investing more in its future growth.

Citi Trends's most recent dividend payout was on 16 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Citi Trends share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Citi Trends's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.03 up to $111.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CTRN.US volatility(beta: 1.73)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Citi Trends's is 1.7286. This would suggest that Citi Trends's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Citi Trends overview

Citi Trends, Inc. operates as a value-priced retailer of fashion apparel, accessories, and home goods. The company offers apparel, such as fashion sportswear and footwear for men and ladies, as well as kids, including newborns, infants, toddlers, boys, and girls; sleepwear, lingerie, and scrubs for ladies; and kids uniforms and accessories. It also provides accessories and beauty products that include handbags, luggage, hats, belts, sunglasses, jewelry, and watches, as well as undergarments and outerwear for men and women. In addition, the company offers home and lifestyle products comprising home products for the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and decorative accessories; and food, tech, team sports, and health products, as well as seasonal items, books, and toys. It provides its products primarily to African American and Latinx families in the United States. As of January 30, 2021, the company operated 585 stores in urban and rural markets in 33 states.

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