Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

  • Don't Let 1 Company Ruin a Whole Sector for You!

    By Matthew Frankel - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AEO, URBN

    Sometimes, a company makes such negative comments about its business that it drags others in its sector down with it, creating buying opportunities. This is the case with American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO), which caused several other apparel retailers to drop after cutting its second-quarter outlook in half after the market closed on Monday, Aug. 5.

    One company, in particular, that presents an interesting opportunity is Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANFmore »)

  • 2 Popular Apparel Stocks for Your Portfolio

    By Jaiyant Cavale - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, GPS, NKE

    Apparel companies that are popular across communities and cultures will tend to be more long-lasting and enduring. Any company that has mass appeal and works towards reaching out to customers will also project a positive image in the long run. 

    In this article, I will discuss two apparel companies that are popular across communities and why investing in either of these companies can be a great idea. Nike (NYSE: NKEmore »)

  • The Roller Coaster Ride of Apparel Retail

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AEO, URBN

    American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) tumbled over 12% earlier this week on weak earnings. But the company remains one of the biggest apparel retailers that targets teens and young adults, with its prime consumer being between the ages of 15 and 25, operating some 900 stores. 
    Even though clothes tend to be required items for most, the industry has been fairly volatile of late. American Eagle's recent tumble isn more »
  • A Bust in Back-to-School Season Could Paralyze These Retailers

    By Ryan Guenette - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, ARO, AEO

    Teen apparel retailer American Eagle’s (NYSE: AEO) disappointing guidance  for its second-quarter financial results has set the stage for an eventful back-to-school season for all the players in the space, potentially having a major negative effect on your money.

    This eagle plummets

    In May 2013, American Eagle forecasted second-quarter earnings coming in between $0.19 and $0.21. After trading closed on Aug. 5, American Eagle surprisingly announced  that more »

  • Should You Stick With This Teen Apparel Retailer?

    By Leo Sun - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, ARO, AEO, GPS

    American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) plunged recently after the teen apparel retailer reported a sour second-quarter forecast that fell woefully short of analyst expectations. American Eagle’s weak earnings are a dire warning for the rest of the teen apparel industry, since the company had fared slightly better than its troubled peers, such as Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) and Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO), over the past year. Should investors stick with more »

  • Express Yourself With This Retailer

    By Mark Yagalla - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AEO, EXPR

    Express (NYSE: EXPR) is a specialty retailer that developed its concept early and stayed with it for the past 30 years. Its concept is apparel and accessories for 20-30 year old men and women. Its customers shop at Express for work, casual wear, and evening occasions. Express has approximately 620 retail locations in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company also has additional franchised locations in Latin America more »

  • Is a Plunge in This Apparel Retailer's Stock a Good Opportunity?

    By Anh HOANG - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AEO, GPS

    Being a long-term investor, a short-term plunge in the stock price caused by sluggish quarterly earnings could represent a good investment opportunity. Recently, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) dropped significantly, falling nearly 17.30% to only around $16.50 per share due to disappointing second quarter outlook. Let’s take a look to determine whether American Eagle is a good buy at its current price or if we should avoid more »

  • Make Fashion a Part of Your Portfolio

    By Awais Iqbal - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AEO, ASNA

    The economic recovery in the United States has helped people achieve solid profits on their equity investments since 2009. Even though the financial meltdown is now part of our history lessons, it is not uncommon to find people who still perceive the current market condition as a bubble ready to burst. I am not one of the pessimists, and I believe that the market still has potential going forward, but more »

  • Should You Run From These Apparel Companies?

    By John Timmes - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AEO, GPS

    American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) was in the headlines yesterday after its stock took a hit on the back of a major revision to second quarter earnings expectations.  The company announced that it was revising its estimates for second quarter EPS to approximately $0.10 compared to $0.21 in the same quarter last year.  The company blamed the results on weaker than expected sales and margins.  Total revenues dropped more »

  • Should You Invest in This Consumer Fashion Accessories Business?

    By Anh HOANG - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, FOSL, GES

    Recently, Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) shares dropped over 5% to around $108.40 per share after Barclay’s downgraded it from Equal Weight to Underweight with a target price of $100 per share. Analyst Matthew McClintock downgraded Fossil because of lower sales. Should investors avoid Fossil for now? Or does the recent drop represent a good buying opportunity for investors?

    A cash cow with a strong balance sheet and growth potential more »

  • Crazy Like A Fox Retail Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, SHOO, URBN

    Moms only have to wait three more weeks until the dancing in the streets officially commences with the kids finally out of the house. The crazy back to school season is in full swing for retailers, and its importance is second only to the holidays as a make-or-break period for these companies.

    Crazy busy

    One store that was surprisingly busy at the mall last weekend was Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANFmore »)

  • Should You Bet on This Teen Retailer?

    By Ash Sharma - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, ARO, AEO

    Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) was lagging behind the other major specialty retailers in fashion products. Now it is back in the game with key fashion categories, which will share more shelf space with core products. While it reported negative comps and a gross margin decline in the first quarter, it expects to do better in the second half this year with better product cycles and merchandising initiatives. Its margins are still more »

  • An Opportunity in a Difficult Business

    By Chad Henage - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AEO, FRAN, BKE

    I’m constantly on the lookout for new stocks to follow. Since I’m a big fan of Peter Lynch’s investment style, one way I find new ideas is from retailers that are popular with my family. When I asked my wife what her nieces favorite stores were, she said they all liked Francesca’s (NASDAQ: FRAN), and I immediately put it on my watch list. As Lynch said more »

  • Is This Teen Retailer a Good Bet?

    By Ash Sharma - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, ARO, AEO

    American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) reached its lowest share price last July. Its sales growth has declined by 5% in the first quarter, but still it has been able to achieve operating profit of $57 million in the quarter. It has reported EPS better than the consensus estimate, despite bad weather and other headwinds. The company has made some strong decisions and invested in infrastructure and technology to improve margins more »

  • The U.S. Retail Sector Is Primed to Benefit from the Direct to Consumer Channel

    By Kiran Gulati - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, GPS, URBN

    Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) is a specialty retailer that offers a wide range of casual apparel for men, women and kids. In this article we will explore what factors will prop up the company's growth in the future and keep investors interested in the stock. With the U.S. economy exhibiting signs of improvement, consumer discretionary spending is expected to grow; therefore, going forward, retail stocks are expected to more »

  • One Bad Quarter Should Not Consign Abercrombie to the Gallows

    By Rupert Nicholson - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AEO, GPS

    Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) is a very distinctive company engaged in selling many different types of clothing for men, women, and children. The company has a unique brand, and a strong and loyal customer following. Abercrombie operates in a niche, primarily selling goods to teenagers and young adults from fairly affluent backgrounds.

    The company has recently suffered a lapse in sales due to inventory shortages rather than decreased demand. Management more »

  • Should You Invest in One of These Apparel Companies?

    By Ryan Palmer - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, GIII, PVH

    Fashion is one of the most difficult industries to predict the future of. That means that it is also one of the hardest industries to invest successfully in. What's hip and hot one year almost never is the next, and staying on top of the fashion world is very challenging. That being said, there are still some apparel companies out there that are solid profit-generating businesses; these are the more »

  • This Teen Retailer Is a Good Bet

    By Ash Sharma - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, ARO, AEO

    Abercrombie & Fitch's (NYSE: ANF) stock price has increased by 38% in the last one year period but the last six months were not accelerating enough. It has reported negative same store sales, or SSS, in the first quarter, which was largely attributed to inventory shrinkage that has been taken care of now. The company has taken cross-functional initiatives to improve its operating process this year and is also looking more »

  • Why Staying Away From This Retailer Makes Sense

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AEO, GPS

    Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) has bounced back over the past month, but longs might not want to get too excited. While it’s always possible for a stock to run higher based solely on momentum, the underlying fundamentals play a much bigger role over the long haul. This company’s fundamentals don’t just pertain to numbers, but management and perception as well.

    We’ll take a look at several more »

  • Insiders Are Bullish About These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, AGCO, BF-B, LEN, TIVO

    According to our review of studies on insider trading, stocks bought by insiders tend to narrowly outperform the market.

    We think that this is because company insiders, by buying stock, are increasing their company-specific risk rather than diversifying their wealth- something that economic theory suggests should only occur when they are particularly confident in the business’s prospects. While it’s impossible to imitate every insider purchase, it can be more »

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