NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Guess ( GES) go ex-dividend Monday, meaning an investor must purchase the shares Friday to qualify for the next dividend payment. Guess received a buy rating at TheStreet Ratings.
Guess reported fourth-quarter earnings earlier this month of $95.9 million, or $1.05 a share, down from year-earlier earnings of $103.3 million, or $1.12 a share. "North American retail comps were down a bit in women's and also in men's, and accessories declined double digits," Sterne Agee analysts wrote in a March 15 report. "The improvements made under new management last year were focused in women's, with men's a new focus with improved product expected in the second half." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.5% Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin was about the same as it was last year. Guess has strong liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 1.99, which shows the company can meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 11.44% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $38.08. The stock closed Thursday at $32.46 and has risen 8.85% year to date.