AEO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Are We On The Brink Of A Retail Spending Boom?

    February 21, 2014
    Thanks, Old Man Winter. Consumers have already been in a sour mood, and you're not helping matters. Icy roads and bitter ...
  3. Get 90% Upside From The Auto Industry Rebound

    February 21, 2014
    At the height of his fame, one of history's top investors, Peter Lynch, regularly marveled at how often one good stock ...
  4. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of December 2

    December 1, 2013
    Quarterly reports from retailers Kroger (NYSE: DG) will be among the highlights this week. A couple of Chinese solar companies ...
  5. Guess May Be Getting Its House In Order

    August 29, 2013
    Often-volatile Guess is back on the way up with an encouraging second quarter report.
  6. Bear of the Day: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) - Bear of the Day

    August 27, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) - Bear of the Day
  7. Abercrombie & Fitch The Latest To Get Trampled

    August 22, 2013
    Abercrombie & Fitch's recovery crumbles under the weight of weak traffic and heavy promotions at rivals.
  8. Urban Outfitters Steps Up Its Game

    August 21, 2013
    tail's been an iffy proposition when it comes to second quarter earnings reports. One company doing well in this cautious ...
  9. Consumer Spending Looking Bleaker For Wal-Mart

    August 15, 2013
    Shoppers are pulling back around the globe, leaving Wal-Mart with few levers to pull to drive better results.
  10. Familiar Challenges, Familiar Opportunities At Chico's

    May 29, 2013
    Chico's is seeing the same weak business conditions as other retailers, but there could be value in these shares
  11. Hot Topic's 4Q Comps Up - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT) posted positive sales and comparable-store sales (comps) results in the fourth quarter ended Feb 2, ...
  12. Gap's Strategies Paying Off - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    With its relentless endeavors on turnaround strategies, Gap Inc. (GPS) is once again coming back on the growth track. We ...
  13. Abercrombie Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    On Jan 16, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Why the ...
  14. Abercrombie Kept Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    We retained our Neutral stance on Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) on the back of robust third-quarter 2012 results and an upbeat ...
  15. Stock Market News for January 16, 2013 - Market News

    January 16, 2013
    The Dow Jones and S&P 500 finished in the green on Tuesday following better-than-expected retail sales numbers which negated ...
  16. Wet Seal Appoints New CEO - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    The fashion apparel retailer Wet Seal Inc.'s (WTSLA) search for a Chief Executive Officer ended with the appointment of John ...
  17. Wet Seal's Sales Fall Again - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Same-store sales at Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA), a specialty retailer of fashionable and contemporary apparel and accessory items ...
  18. Can Aeropostale Be More Than A Price Point?

    November 30, 2012
    Aeropostale is still struggling to drive real merchandise demand.
  19. PVH - Maybe Not Spectacular, But Solid Will Do

    November 30, 2012
    PVH continues its pattern of good execution, but valuation is stretching out.
  20. Costco and More Big Movers in Services on November 28, 2012

    November 28, 2012
    The Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.1% and the Dow has climbed 0.2% after the morning's trading. The ...
  21. Earnings Preview: American Eagle - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) is scheduled to release its third-quarter 2012 financial results on Wednesday, November ...
  22. Wet Seal Posts Loss on Lower Sales - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA) reported third quarter fiscal 2012 adjusted loss of 11 cents per share compared to adjusted earnings ...
  23. Earnings Preview: Abercrombie & Fitch - Analyst Blog

    November 12, 2012
    Casual apparel retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) is scheduled to release its third-quarter 2012 financial results on ...
  24. HOTT Downgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    October 24, 2012
    We have recently downgraded our recommendation on Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT) to 'Neutral' based on its declining comparable-store ...
  25. Gap Streamlines Operations - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Leading apparel retail chain, Gap Inc. (GPS), in the process of achieving superior long-term growth has created a new business ...
  26. American Eagle Outfitters: Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    September 27, 2012
    Rising earnings estimates on the back of strong second quarter results - including an average earnings surprise of 2.9% over ...
  27. American Eagle Sticks to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    We retain our long term 'Outperform' recommendation on the Pennsylvania-based fashion retailer, American Eagle Outfitters ...
  28. Too Many Retailers? Mickey Drexler Thinks So

    September 14, 2012
    J. Crew's CEO thinks there are too many retailers and brands. Here are some retailers could disappear and not be missed.
  29. American Eagle Announces Dividend - Analyst Blog

    September 13, 2012
    In a bid to boost shareholders' return, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) recently announced a special cash dividend of ...
  30. First Gap Store in Mexico - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    In an effort to grow its worldwide reach through strategic international expansion plans, leading U.S. fashion retailer, ...
  31. American Eagle Now in Philippines - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    The international expansion plans of leading fashion retailer, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO), continue to gain pace ...
  32. AEO's Profits Jump, Guides Higher - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    American Eagle Outfitters Inc.'s (AEO) adjusted earnings of 21 cents per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 climbed ...
  33. China Telecom Corporation Limited and Other Services Stocks Making ...

    August 22, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.4% and the Dow has decreased 0.5%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  34. Hot Topic Upgraded to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    July 17, 2012
    We recently upgraded our long-term recommendation on the mall-based specialty retailer Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT) based on the ...
  35. Gap Pinned to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation on Gap Inc. (GPS), with a target price of $28.00. However, based ...
  36. AEO Lifted to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2012
    We upgraded our long-term recommendation on American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) to Outperform based on the company's robust ...
  37. Earnings Preview: BBY, LOW, COST, DELL

    May 21, 2012
    The summer doldrums aren't quite here yet and it's become more apparent with each passing day that global equity markets ...
  38. Chico's Growing Again, But Sustainability Always A Concern

    May 18, 2012
    Chico's seems back on track, but future expansion could chew up capital.
  39. Swap Income For Growth With Cato Corp.

    March 23, 2012
    Cato's doesn't grow rapidly but its stock does offer an appealing dividend yield.
  40. Lululemon Slips During Its Highwire Act

    December 2, 2011
    Lululemon's small stumble means a big tumble.
  41. Can Retailers Pass The Back-To-School Test?

    August 23, 2011
    Back-to-school shopping isn't looking like boom times for retailers.
  42. "Guess" Which Stock To Buy Now

    May 9, 2011
    Guess is still doing reasonably well, yet its stock is down 8% in the last year, 23% worse than the S&P 500.
  43. Uban Outfitters Earnings

    March 11, 2011
    This trendy retailer announced fourth quarter earnings and severely disappointed analysts and investors alike.
  44. Urban Warfare

    March 11, 2011
    A stumble in merchandising does not mean Urban's long-term growth story is over.
  45. Hitting The Mall For Dividends

    February 28, 2011
    There are several large-cap companies in your local mall that pay shareholders to hold their stock.
  46. Aeropostale Or American Eagle: Which Is The Better Buy?

    January 14, 2011
    Aeropostale and American Eagle are both rumored to be private equity takeover candidates. This might be so, but which is ...
  47. Abercrombie & Fitch Back On Track

    November 18, 2010
    ANF seems to be back on its normal growth path.
  48. Finding Nuggets In The Alaska Permanent Fund

    September 16, 2010
    Check out some the top picks from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Will they pay off or are they just fool's gold?
  49. Is Aeropostale A Bargain?

    September 8, 2010
    Aeropostale has found a way to stand out to fickle teenagers and a growing base of even younger youth.
  50. Pair Trades To Hedge Yourself

    September 1, 2010
    In these uncertain times, pair trades can provide some decent insulation for some portfolios.
  51. Invest In These Smart Spenders

    August 18, 2010
    Here are several retail companies that use their capital to create shareholder value.
  52. Small-Cap Dividend Darlings

    July 9, 2010
    Don't forget small caps when you're dividend hunting. We go over what to look for and some good picks for investors.
  53. Getting In On Growth At A Great Price

    July 5, 2010
    Here are some growth-oriented stocks with below-market average P/Es that investors can pick up during this shaky market to ...
  54. Retailiers Still Humming Along

    June 24, 2010
    Retail companies are good businesses to invest in at the start of economic recoveries because of their dependence on consumer ...
  55. Follow The Money

    June 14, 2010
    Dividend increases are a sure sign that a company's fortunes are improving.
  56. 5 Reasons Lululemon's Stock Is Overstretched

    May 27, 2010
    Find out why Lululemon may have problems justifying its rich valuation.
  57. Retail Stocks That Are A Good Fit

    May 10, 2010
    We look at AnnTaylor's guidance and find some other possible winners in the retail space.
  58. The Buckle Remains Unloved

    March 15, 2010
    The Buckle continued its long stretch of sales and profit growth during its fourth quarter.
  59. Gap May Outlive Its Competition

    January 5, 2010
    The recent downgrade of Gap stock by Jefferies may be a blessing in disguise.
  60. Aeropostale Looks OK For Now

    December 7, 2009
    I have a hard time believing it will be easy sailing for many businesses next year, much less retailers. Buyers beware.
  61. More Reasons To Mind The Gap

    December 7, 2009
    We take a look at Gap's November comps, and see how it fares compared to its competitors.
  62. Del Monte Foods Leaves A Good Taste

    December 4, 2009
    The company's results continue to illustrate the sweet spot that businesses catering to essential goods and services will ...
  63. Gap's Comeback Deserves Inspection

    November 25, 2009
    Gap has made a respectable comeback, and it can head even higher. Several items in its Q3 release are worth pointing out.
  64. Take PacSun To The Fitting Room?

    November 19, 2009
    PacSun is suffering - like most retail outlets - with the threat of a double-dip recession.
  65. Abercrombie Down, But Still Strong

    November 18, 2009
    Abercrombie's sales have fallen, but the company might just benefit from this recession in the long term.
  66. Time To Try Pacific Sunwear On For Size?

    October 16, 2009
    In this piece I discuss a recent upgrade, the upcoming earnings and provide commentary on the company.
  67. A Tale Of Two Preppies: Abercrombie and Ralph Lauren

    September 29, 2009
    Abercrombie and Polo both have impressive clothing lines, but there is a clear winner between the two.
  68. Abercrombie Gets Cut

    September 9, 2009
    Abercrombie's Citi rating has been lowered from hold to sell. Is it justified?
  69. Abercrombie Still Lacks Sex Appeal

    August 11, 2009
    In this piece I touch on ANF's same-store numbers and give my take on the stock given the upcoming earnings.
  70. What's Your Return On Gift Card Investment?

    June 1, 2009
    Gift cards are a great way for businesses to spread goodwill while simultaneously improving cash flow.
  71. Hot Topic Continues To Cook

    April 14, 2009
    The current recession has taken a considerable toll on the retail market. Chain store Hot Topic, however, has been making ...
  72. Time To Try On Gap?

    April 7, 2009
    Gap's low P/E makes it one of a few promising retail stocks that investors should investigate.
  73. Time To Mind The Gap In Retail

    March 2, 2009
    Gap is proving it can remain profitable despite one of the worst periods for retailers in recent memory.
  74. Combo Values: Dividends Plus Low Price

    February 20, 2009
    Read about stocks that have good cash positions, pay healthy dividends and trade under $10.
  75. Gymboree Masters Jungle Gym Of Dour Economy

    February 13, 2009
    A low P/E ratio doesn't guarantee the investment worthiness of a company, but Gymboree is a shining star of the metric.
  76. Saks' Sales Sad

    February 12, 2009
    Saks' January comps were way down, and the luxury retailer's troubles may be long-lasting.
  77. Abercrombie's Tough Line

    February 6, 2009
    Refusal to cope with the challenges of the recession by cutting prices could lead to long-term strength for this company ...
  78. Five Reasons Old Navy Must Go

    October 22, 2008
    Make Old Navy walk the plank before this business drags the rest of the company down with it.
  79. J. Crew Offers New Twist In Old Blame Game

    August 29, 2008
    Problems with J. Crew's direct sales website have frustrated consumers and investors. Just ask the guy who was charged $9,2 ...
  80. Best, And Worst, Of Times For High-End Retail

    August 29, 2008
    Can retailers specializing in high-end non-essentials keep growing during economic downturn?
  81. Five Low P/E Bargains For August 20

    August 20, 2008
    Stocks with low price-to-earnings ratios tend to beat the market. This week features embattled retailer Office Depot.
  82. King Of Prep Falls From Grace

    June 5, 2008
    Clothing retailer J.Crew pumped up earnings estimates then suddenly drove a nail in the balloon. There stock has plenty of ...
  83. Dollars For Collars

    May 28, 2008
    Polo Ralph Lauren, king of the preppy shirt, breathed life into retail stocks by smashing earnings and revenue estimates ...
  84. Cost Cuts Fill The Gap

    May 27, 2008
    Revenue slipped 5% for the quarter, yet Gap managed to boost earnings by cutting operating expenses and cost of goods sold.
  85. Survival Of The 'Fitchest'

    May 21, 2008
    Abercrombie & Fitch managed to post a revenue gain and improve margins despite the harsh consumer spending environment.
  86. April Retail Sales Impress, Troubling Trends Remain

    May 9, 2008
    Wal-Mart led the retail charge. High-end retailers did well too, but this performance was driven by discounts and looks too ...
  87. Raining On Pacific Sunwear's Sunny Forecast

    March 17, 2008
    Pacific Sunwear is dressed in head-turning 2008 guidance, but given the retail freeze, it would have been wise to go conservative.
  88. J.Crew: Play It Safe In Style

    March 13, 2008
    Who knew preppy clothes were a consumer staple? J.Crew's latest results will make you a believer.
  89. The Gap Closing On The Competition

    March 3, 2008
    The Gap is no longer the ugly duckling of retail fashion. Its comps finally compare and margins have improved.
  90. Abercrombie & Fitch Goes Conservative For Spring

    February 20, 2008
    The trendy retailer issued conservative guidance for first-half 2008. Downbeat is a smart play with consumer spending waning. ...
  91. Abercrombie & Fitch Turning Heads Again (ANF)

    November 29, 2007
    With earnings up 15%, it's not just teens paying attention to A&F. Balding men in gray suits are starting to take notice, ...
  92. August's Optimistic Insiders A Good Sign

    September 14, 2007
    We examine some of recent insider purchases reported to the SEC, and learn what these trades could mean to the market as ...
  93. Is The Gap Turnaround For Real? (GPS)

    September 5, 2007
    Gap reported a big increase in second-quarter net income and issued positive guidance for the remainder of the year.
  94. Has Abercrombie & Fitch Lost Its Style? (ANF)

    August 31, 2007
    The clothing retailer beat the consensus estimate in the second quarter, but its same store sales are lagging.
  95. Will Pacific Sun Rise? (PSUN)

    May 24, 2007
    Pacific Sun posted a decent Q1, and things should only get better from here.
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