Express

  • Which Retail Name Is in Fashion?

    By Zain Abbas - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, SIG, URBN

    Fashion-retail investors are having the time of their lives. Top- and bottom-line expansion has helped this space to outperform the market by leaps and bounds. A straightforward example has been fashion retailer Express (NYSE: EXPR), which has witnessed more than a 50% rise in its stock price since the start of the year, more than double the appreciation in the S&P 500 (21%). 

    What has led to these superb more »

  • New York & Company: Value Opportunity

    By Nikhil Raheja - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: ANN, EXPR, NWY

    New York & Company (NYSE: NWY) is a deeply undervalued company that should prove to be a major winner over the next few years. The company has suffered continued losses over the last few years and as a consequence, the stock is cheap. Despite losses, the company's positioning in the market remains strong and a restructuring of stores should yield benefits over time. Long-term investors should seriously consider adding this 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 Hanesbrands Emerging As a Stronger Company?

    By Awais Iqbal - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, HBI, MFB

    In the past, volatile cotton prices and recession induced drops in consumer spending have adversely affected the apparel industry. However, increasing population and rising disposable income growth are once again reviving the consumer spending pattern as the U.S. economy has targeted to bring unemployment down to 7% by the end of 2013. This will boost the industry’s revenue in the upcoming years. Recently, Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) acquired Maidenform more »

  • What's Driving Growth at This Retailer?

    By Ash Sharma - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, GPS, URBN

    Express's (NYSE: EXPR) stock price has increased by 53% since the beginning of this year. It has seen significant growth in its online sales in this period which increased by 48% and 44% in the last two quarters. It has reported results above the consensus estimates, but gross margin has declined by 450 bps in the first quarter of 2013. Its margin declined due to high expenditure on some more »

  • What's Driving Sales at This Retailer?

    By Ash Sharma - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, GPS, URBN

    Urban Outfitters' (NASDAQ: URBN) stock price has increased by 54% in the last year. The company has taken growth initiatives and is moving ahead with technological enhancements to drive its sales growth. It has taken steps to create an omni-channel network and personalized services to increase online sales. It has reported EPS better than the consensus estimate for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 and its gross margin improved by more »

  • Why Should You Bet on this Outperforming Retailer?

    By Ash Sharma - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, GPS, URBN

    Shares of The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) have increased by 61.76% in the last year. It has added new brands Athleta, Piperline, and Intermix to its brand portfolio over that period of time. In its first quarter 2013 results, its comparable store sales increased by 2% and revenue increased by 7%, despite a prolonged winter. It has focused on square footage growth across all brands in new economies and more »

  • Which of These 3 Retailers Should You Buy?

    By Leo Sun - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, GES, RL

    I’ve spent a lot of time recently discussing teen and young adult apparel retailers. In a previous article, I highlighted the weakness of teen apparel retailers Abercrombie & Fitch and Aeropostale, and the comparative strength of more diversified retailers such as Gap and Urban Outfitters.

    Today, I would like to focus on three other stocks in the apparel and accessories industry -- Guess? (NYSE: GES), Express (NYSE: EXPR), and Ralph Lauren more »

  • This Apparel Retailer Could Have a 50% Upside Potential

    By Anh HOANG - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, GES, URBN

    Express (NYSE: EXPR) has popped significantly at the end of May, from $18.80 per share to nearly $22 per share. Since the beginning of the year, it has delivered a sweet gain of nearly 44.5% for its shareholders. The positive momentum for Express on the market was due to the fact that the retailer had recently raised its full year 2013 guidance. Should investors invest in Express after more »

  • Strong Results Could Boost These 3 Stocks

    By Jacob Wolinsky - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: AVGO, EXPR, MOD

    Quarterly results are often the trigger points for breakouts on the higher or lower side for stocks, and as such, offer a great opportunity to investors to monitor their portfolio’s viability. Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO), Modine Manufacturing (NYSE: MOD), and Express (NYSE: EXPR) recently announced their latest quarterly results and by the looks of it, stocks of these companies should continue rising. Here is a closer look.

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  • Specialty Retailer Selling For A Bargain

    By Mark Lin - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, GES, URBN

    I focus on merchandising strategy and inventory control when I evaluate a specialty apparel retailer for investment, and Express (NYSE: EXPR) scores well on both points. Express adopts a cautious customer-focused approach to reduce fashion risk , and is able to optimize its supply chain to enhance margins. In addition, Peter Lynch would call this stock cheap at a PEG of 0.63, and I agree with him.

    Not leaving fashion more »

  • Do These Insider Sales Actually Matter?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, FNFG, LTD, URBN, WBS

    In this article, we will examine two companies with recent large insider sales: Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) and Webster Financial (NYSE: WBS). Although we can only speculate as to the true motivation for the sales, investors can do more due diligence and determine whether there is a short sale opportunity or just a large red flag to avoid a certain company's stock.

    Now, the conventional wisdom is that it more »

  • Do These Insider Sales Actually Matter?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, FNFG, LTD, URBN, WBS

    In this article, we will examine two companies with recent large insider sales: Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) and Webster Financial (NYSE: WBS). Although we can only speculate as to the true motivation for the sales, investors can do more due diligence and determine whether there is a short sale opportunity, or just a large red flag to avoid a certain company's stock.

    Now, the conventional wisdom is that it more »

  • Should You Stay Away From This Retailer?

    By Shas Dey - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, EXPR, GPS, LTD

    The spotlight is on retailers once again, as a majority of them have guided for weak 1Q results due to cautious consumer spending and weather trends. Joining the bandwagon is Express (NYSE: EXPR) which recently reported its 4Q12 results and guided for a weak 1Q.

    Overview

    Express broke off from retailing giant Limited Brands (NYSE: LTD) in 2007 and went public in 2010. Given the slumping economic environment the company more »

  • This Stock Is Dressing Up

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: ANN, EXPR, FRAN, JOSB, MW

    It appears that The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) has caught the attention of investors, with the stock moving up over 15% in a single day last week. Have no fear, there is still room for Men's Wearhouse to move higher; the stock is still 20% below its 52-week high. 

    The run up was due to the news that shows that Men's Wearhouse has engaged Jefferies to evaluate more »

  • Express Inc : Weak FY13 Outlook

    By Shas Dey - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, EXPR, GPS

    Sales at U.S. retailers climbed twice as much as forecast in February, showing improving job prospects are helping consumers and the economy overcoming higher taxes and gasoline prices. Stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its longest rally since 1996, as the increase in spending offset concern over dimming prospects in Europe. This brings the spotlight on retailers once again. Despite this trend in retail sales more »

  • Express : Weak FY13 Outlook

    By Shas Dey - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, EXPR, GPS, LTD

    Sales at U.S. retailers climbed twice as much as forecast in February, showing improving job prospects are helping consumers and the economy overcoming higher taxes and gasoline prices. Stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its longest rally since 1996, as the increase in spending offset concern over dimming prospects in Europe. This brings the spotlight on retailers once again. Despite this trend in retail sales, many more »

  • Viking Global Bets On Apparel

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: COH, EXPR, GES, KORS, RL

    Viking Global, with $22.5 billion of assets under management, now owns over 10.6 million shares of Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS), or 5.3% of the apparel and accessory company’s outstanding shares. This is a jump of over 4.5 times the 2.27 million shares Viking owned at the end of the fourth quarter. Despite the stock being up 140% since its late-2011 IPO, I agree with more »

  • Billionaire Ken Griffin Is Dressing To Impress

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: ARO, EXPR, FNP, GES, JWN

    Billionaire investor and founder of Citadel Investment Group increased his stake by 240% in the clothing retailer Express (NYSE: EXPR), per a 13G filing earlier this month. At the end of the third quarter, Citadel owned 1.41 million shares, and now owns 4.8 million shares or 5.6% of Express' outstanding shares. The stock is up 20% already this year after upping its full year 2012 (ending Feb more »

  • Express to Impress!

    By Sidhi Kharkia - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, GPS, GES, LTD

    Shares of clothing and accessories retailer, Express Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), skyrocketed after the company raised its projections for the fourth-quarter and the entire year. Shares bumped more than 21% to $17.03 during the first half of the session, the biggest intraday gain since the company’s market debut in May 2010. The volume of shares traded was 638% higher than the normal. The stock has set nearly a 4-month more »

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