American Eagle Outfitters

  • 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 »)

  • Is This Growing Retailer Worth Its Price?

    By Brian Nichols - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AEO, COH, KORS, RL

    Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) traded higher by almost 4% after the company announced its fiscal Q1 earnings report. Furthermore, Michael Kors has significantly outperformed other big name retailers who have already reported earnings. However, stock performance is not the only measure where Kors is thriving.

    An important metric in retail

    In retail, one of the most important metrics is comparable or same-store sales. This metric shows how a company’s more »

  • When Investing in Retail Stocks, Stick With the Winners

    By Bob Ciura - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: AEO, JCP, KORS

    Despite the many headwinds facing the U.S. consumer, shoppers keep on spending. You’d think that the combination of the payroll tax hike and the frustratingly slow recovery in the labor market would deliver enough body blows to send the American consumer down for the count.

    At the same time, consumer spending remains resilient. The gradual improvement in the housing market is a likely reason why, and improving consumer more »

  • Teen Retailers are Not All Right

    By Diane Alter - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: ARO, AEO, GPS, ZUMZ

    The kids may be all right, but the same can’t be said about teen retailers.

    Retailers, especially those that cater to teens and tweens, got off to a very difficult start to the second half of 2013 amid a slow crucial back-to season, second only to year-end holiday sales. Underscoring the lackluster start were the latest retail sales numbers. Revenue at stores open at least a year—an industry more »

  • 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 »

  • 3 Retail Stocks You Should Own Now

    By Chris Johnson - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AEO, SPLS, FINL

    Students might dread the start of a new school year, but many retailers couldn’t be more excited. Everyone knows that kids can’t make their classroom debuts without first being decked out with a backpack, school supplies and, of course, new outfits. 

    For Investors, the summer heat may have you focused on vacations, but your attention will soon shift to back-to-school and potential retail winners and losers. Since more »

  • 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 »

  • Can Clothes Help Make Your Portfolio Recession-Proof?

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AEO, ROST, BKE

    With the economy in a steady upswing, many people are worried that the stock market is in a bubble that's about the burst. While I am not one of those individuals, it doesn't hurt to be a little cautious and buy stocks that will pad your portfolio in case of a fall.

    Clothing-related firms come to mind as companies that will do well even during a recession. Everyone 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Back to School Brings Success for Retailers

    By Stephanie Faris - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: AEO, BBY, TGT

    The smoke from July 4th has barely cleared and already commercials are letting us know it's back to school season. With many schools starting in early to mid-August, retailers are gearing up for the late-July rush that comes as students stock up on electronics, supplies, and clothing.

    Stocking up on pencils

    The first places most parents hit, school supply list in hand, are department stores like Wal-Mart and Target more »

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