Stocks With High Analyst Interest: Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF), Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)

Wall Street sell-side research analysts covering Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) shares have recently provided various price target projections on where the stock might be going. According to them, the stock is expected to reach $12.857 on a consensus level within the next year, according to Zacks. The most bullish estimate sees the stock reaching $18 while the most conservative estimate stand at $10.

Zacks also gives an average broker rating based on the sell-side recommendations from the analysts who cover Abercrombie & Fitch Company. They give the company shares an ABR of 3.81. This is based on the 14 analysts taken into consideration by Zacks.

Earnings Estimates for Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF)

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $-0.72 earnings per share. This consensus number is also derived from Zacks. For the most recent period which ended on 2017-01-31, Abercrombie & Fitch Company's EPS was reported as $0.71. This created a “surprise factor” -6.58% due to being $-0.05 apart from what Wall Street predicted. When actual numbers differ greatly from the consensus expectations, sharp movement in the stock price can often be seen in the hours or days following the report.

Investors will mark their calendars for 2017-05-25, the date when Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) are expected to release their quarterly results.

Wall Street sell-side research analysts covering Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) shares have recently provided various price target projections on where the stock might be going. According to them, the stock is expected to reach $58.443 on a consensus level within the next year, according to Zacks. The most bullish estimate sees the stock reaching $65 while the most conservative estimate stand at $47.77.

Zacks also gives an average broker rating based on the sell-side recommendations from the analysts who cover Paychex, Inc.. They give the company shares an ABR of 3.15. This is based on the 13 analysts taken into consideration by Zacks.

Earnings Estimates for Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $0.53 earnings per share. This consensus number is also derived from Zacks. For the most recent period which ended on 2017-02-28, Paychex, Inc.'s EPS was reported as $0.55. This created a “surprise factor” 1.85% due to being $0.01 apart from what Wall Street predicted. When actual numbers differ greatly from the consensus expectations, sharp movement in the stock price can often be seen in the hours or days following the report.

Investors will mark their calendars for 2017-06-29, the date when Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) are expected to release their quarterly results.

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