ARO : Analysis & Opinions

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

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. 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 ...
  3. Bear of the Day: Men's Wearhouse (MW) - Bear of the Day

    September 24, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Men's Wearhouse (MW) - Bear of the Day
  4. Bear of the Day: Chicos FAS (CHS) - Bear of the Day

    September 10, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Chicos FAS (CHS) - Bear of the Day
  5. 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
  6. Bull of the Day: Michael Kors (KORS) - Bull of the Day

    August 23, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Michael Kors (KORS) - Bull of the Day
  7. American Eagle Hammered As Conditions Worsen

    August 21, 2013
    American Eagle warns of even worse pressures on same-store sales.
  8. Short Sellers Load Up on Pacific Sunwear, Unload SUPERVALU (PSUN, ...

    July 27, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the first weeks of July. Pacific Sunwear ...
  9. Cheesecake Factory Now in Knoxville - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Cheesecake Factory debuts in Knoxville.
  10. If Investors Won't Buy Retailers, Private Equity Will!

    May 24, 2013
    Private equity seems to think the apparel retailing sector is on sale
  11. After Some Preening, American Eagle Could Fly Again

    May 23, 2013
    Management has to reinvest in the business, but the market seems to be undervaluing American Eagle's cash flow prospects.
  12. Are These 3 Retailers Ready To Go Private?

    April 30, 2013
    Bloomberg ran an article April 29 speculating that Rue 21, Abercrombie & Fitch and Aeropostale are all possible private equity ...
  13. Has Abercrombie & Fitch Turned The Corner?

    November 16, 2012
    It might be too soon to say that Abercrombie & Fitch is back on track.
  14. A&F Reports Outstanding 3Q - Analyst Blog

    November 14, 2012
    Casual apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) reported an outstanding financial result for the third quarter of fiscal ...
  15. The Smart Investor's 5-Step Test To Find The Next Wal-Mart

    November 5, 2012
    For several years, we've read about the deep level of distress among consumers. A tough job market, coupled with the need ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 9 Slumping Retailers to Sell Before the Holidays

    October 19, 2012
    It's only mid-October, and though the holidays still are over two months away, it's not too early to begin thinking about ...
  18. Ascena Beats, Guides Fiscal 2013 - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    Driven by strong sales along with improved margins, Ascena Retail Group Inc.'s (ASNA) adjusted earnings for the fourth quarter ...
  19. 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.
  20. Gap and Other Big Movers In Services on August 17, 2012

    August 17, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 0.2%, the S&P 500 has remained steady and the Dow has fallen 0.2% so far today. The biggest movers ...
  21. Abercrombie & Fitch Beats on EPS - Analyst Blog

    August 15, 2012
    Casual apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) reported earnings of 19 cents per share for the second quarter of fiscal ...
  22. Abercrombie Updates 2Q Performance - Analyst Blog

    August 2, 2012
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) recently updated its preliminary results for the second quarter 2012. Driven by robust sales ...
  23. Aeropostale Expands in Canada - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    Aeropostale Inc. (ARO), a retailer of active and casual clothing and accompaniments for the youth, announced that it plans ...
  24. Investing In Teen Trends

    April 16, 2012
    Young investors don't have to look far for investing ideas.
  25. The Buckle Remains Fashionable

    March 22, 2012
    The Buckle continues to represent one of the most conservative ways to gain industry exposure.
  26. American Eagle Needs More Preening

    November 30, 2011
    American Eagle isn't soaring yet.
  27. Can Retailers Pass The Back-To-School Test?

    August 23, 2011
    Back-to-school shopping isn't looking like boom times for retailers.
  28. 4 Stocks With Growth

    July 15, 2011
    Good investments are those that can be made at a sensible price and come with a strong prospect for future growth.
  29. American Eagle's Down But Not Out

    May 31, 2011
    American Eagle is struggling, but this stock is still worth a gamble. Find out why.
  30. Abercrombie Promises Strong Growth To Investors

    April 12, 2011
    Abercrombie & Fitch held a long-awaited analyst meeting and surprised investors with promises of strong growth.
  31. Buckle Remains Durably Fashionable

    March 15, 2011
    Buckle has been at the forefront of offering denim and private label apparel, both of which have boosted sales and profits ...
  32. Uban Outfitters Earnings

    March 11, 2011
    This trendy retailer announced fourth quarter earnings and severely disappointed analysts and investors alike.
  33. Gap Needs More International

    March 1, 2011
    International could bring sales out of the doldrums, but it isn't likely to make a meaningful impact on the overall company ...
  34. Retail Rivals: Ascena Retail Group Vs. Urban Outfitters

    February 22, 2011
    Check out this head-to-head comparison of these retail companies and learn which stock is the better investment right now.
  35. Luxury For Everyone

    February 18, 2011
    While many consumers have not returned to their free-spending ways, consumption on aspirational and accessible luxury goods ...
  36. Holiday Season's Retail Winners And Losers

    January 11, 2011
    Same store sales for the holiday season were in positive territory for as a whole, but many retailers didn't share in the ...
  37. 3 Dividend-Paying Retail Stocks For 2011

    January 5, 2011
    These stocks offer investors some upside potential due to a less-than-stellar finish to 2010. They also offer a dividend ...
  38. 5 Reasons To Fear GSI Commerce

    December 23, 2010
    Despite its rise from under $9 to $22, GSIC is hiding some serious flaws.
  39. Standout Companies With Stock Buybacks

    December 2, 2010
    These companies offer ample reasons for investors to buy - the share repurchase is just one of them.
  40. Shortcuts To The Z-Score

    November 29, 2010
    The Z-Score can successfully determine a company's volatility by using five distinct calculations, and these three are the ...
  41. Abercrombie & Fitch Back On Track

    November 18, 2010
    ANF seems to be back on its normal growth path.
  42. The Vikings Are Coming - With Fashion

    October 1, 2010
    H&M isn't very popular in the U.S. just yet, but it should be.
  43. Angst Among Teen Retailers

    August 27, 2010
    American Eagle is low to the ground now, but could fly again.
  44. Invest In These Smart Spenders

    August 18, 2010
    Here are several retail companies that use their capital to create shareholder value.
  45. Big Opportunity In Buckle's Declining Sales

    August 12, 2010
    Investors who can look past recent same-store sales declines are buying into a great company at a fair price, which is exactly ...
  46. Retail Wonder Stocks

    August 9, 2010
    A grim economic outlook is putting the squeeze on consumers, but that doesn't mean they've stopped spending.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 5 Reasons Lululemon's Stock Is Overstretched

    May 27, 2010
    Find out why Lululemon may have problems justifying its rich valuation.
  49. Analysts Half-Right About Lululemon

    April 27, 2010
    The sales per square foot differential between Lululemon's Canadian and American stores may be a flaw in Lulu's growth story.
  50. Capturing The Retail Trifecta

    March 24, 2010
    With retail still on shaky ground, market share is up for grabs. Companies that have mastered the retail trifecta should ...
  51. The Buckle Remains Unloved

    March 15, 2010
    The Buckle continued its long stretch of sales and profit growth during its fourth quarter.
  52. Retail's Adjusted Book Value

    January 22, 2010
    Let Christopher H. Browne's "The Little Book of Value Investing" be your guide.
  53. A Closer Look At Lululemon's Numbers

    October 29, 2009
    Lululemon just announced guidance for its Q3 ended Nov. 1 that is very bullish. But this one's not a slam dunk.
  54. 3 Stocks That Love Frugal Consumers

    October 14, 2009
    These stocks will thrive in the pennypinching environment this holiday season.
  55. Four Insiders You Can Count On

    October 8, 2009
    We look at four solid companies where insiders own 25% or more, and find some promising stock picks.
  56. Not All Retailers Will Have The Holiday Blues

    October 8, 2009
    Just because the NRF expects a decline in retail sales doesn't mean all retailers will suffer this holiday season.
  57. 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.
  58. Finally A Specialty Retailer Worth Buying

    September 1, 2009
    Guess' second-quarter results give hope that Guess is a retailer worth buying.
  59. Gap: Value Or Value Trap?

    August 26, 2009
    Gap needs to prove to investors it can grow sales consistently for a number of quarters in a row.
  60. 3 Specialty Retailers You Should Know

    August 26, 2009
    We take a look at Buckle, Urban Outfitters and Aeropostale to see which is the best investment.
  61. Jeff Vinik Goes Shopping

    August 20, 2009
    Onetime Fidelity Magellan manager Jeff Vinik has been buying some retail stocks lately.
  62. Urban Outfitters Coming Back Into Fashion

    August 19, 2009
    Shareholders will have much to gain once Urban Outfitters returns to its long-term growth targets.
  63. Value To Prevail Among Apparel Retailers

    August 14, 2009
    These retail apparel stores may be worth a look in the upcoming months.
  64. Another Opportunity For Gap To Prove Itself

    May 28, 2009
    Gap's upside potential is uncertain but its downside risk appears minimal.
  65. Is It Time To Shop Sears Stock?

    May 26, 2009
    Though it has been an industry leader in the past, Sears' recent earnings aren't enough to sell the farm.
  66. Urban Outfitters Maintains Its Edge

    May 19, 2009
    Urban Outfitters is still looking good despite a sales decline. Find out why this might be a good retail play.
  67. Ways To Play The Consumer Recovery

    May 4, 2009
    We go over the indications of consumer spending recovery and ways that investors can benefit from this bounce back.
  68. 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.
  69. Fickle A Foreign Concept To Urban Outfitters

    March 6, 2009
    This hip retailer has kept sales up by staying on top of trendy young shoppers' latest fashion sense.
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. Which Stock To Buy? Buckle Or Urban Outfitters

    January 20, 2009
    Teen retailers Buckle and Urban Outfitters seem to be two of only a few retailers growing sales these days.
  73. Is The American Consumer Finally Finished?

    January 15, 2009
    If retailers adjust costs and waits for consumers to reduce leverage, the American consume will prevail.
  74. 5 Reasons To Avoid GSI Commerce

    December 8, 2008
    With online sales growing, you'd think an industry sales leader would be doing well. Unfortunately, that's hardly the case.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. J. Crew Cut (JCG)

    September 13, 2007
    J.Crew fell short of expectations on its Q2 revenue line and offered lackluster guidance. The stock tumbled, but maybe too ...
  78. Closing The Gap (GPS)

    July 30, 2007
    Gap recently announced its new CEO. Can he bring this company back up alongside its competitors?
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