ARO : Analysis & Opinions

  1. How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook

    November 12, 2014
    How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook
  2. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  3. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. American Eagle Hammered As Conditions Worsen

    August 21, 2013
    American Eagle warns of even worse pressures on same-store sales.
  8. If Investors Won't Buy Retailers, Private Equity Will!

    May 24, 2013
    Private equity seems to think the apparel retailing sector is on sale
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...
  11. Can Aeropostale Be More Than A Price Point?

    November 30, 2012
    Aeropostale is still struggling to drive real merchandise demand.
  12. Up/Downgrades

    November 26, 2012
    New York, November 26th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Aeropostale ...
  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. 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. ...
  15. Investing In Teen Trends

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

    March 22, 2012
    The Buckle continues to represent one of the most conservative ways to gain industry exposure.
  17. 3 Reasons David Einhorn Bought Aeropostale Shares

    August 31, 2011
    David Einhorn bought 3.4 million shares of the hurting retailer in the second quarter. I'll hypothesize why.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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. ...
  22. Luxury For Everyone

    February 18, 2011
    While many consumers have not returned to their free-spending ways, consumption on aspirational and accessible luxury goods ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Jo-Ann Stores Bought Out By Private Equity

    January 4, 2011
    This leading crafts and fabrics retailer has agreed to a buyout from Leonard Green & Partners LP, marking another private ...
  25. What's Your Stock's Repurchase Premium?

    December 23, 2010
    Take a closer look at your favorite stock's statement of equity; you never know what you're going to find
  26. 5 Reasons To Fear GSI Commerce

    December 23, 2010
    Despite its rise from under $9 to $22, GSIC is hiding some serious flaws.
  27. Treasury Shares Wreak Havoc On Retained Earnings

    December 14, 2010
    Aeropostale's retirement of 47.5 million shares in October is worth looking into.
  28. 3 Reasons To Avoid Private Equity IPOs

    December 9, 2010
    Sometimes, when a private equity firm takes a private business public, the IPO investors pay the price.
  29. 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.
  30. 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 ...
  31. Aeropostale Vs. Dress Barn: Which Is The Better Stock?

    November 23, 2010
    Both companies are expanding their businesses, but their stocks are far from identical.
  32. Abercrombie & Fitch Back On Track

    November 18, 2010
    ANF seems to be back on its normal growth path.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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 ...
  36. Executive Compensation Gone Mad

    June 16, 2010
    S&P 500 companies now pay millions to CEOs for supplemental executive retirement plans.
  37. 5 Reasons Lululemon's Stock Is Overstretched

    May 27, 2010
    Find out why Lululemon may have problems justifying its rich valuation.
  38. Retail's Adjusted Book Value

    January 22, 2010
    Let Christopher H. Browne's "The Little Book of Value Investing" be your guide.
  39. Crucial Lessons For Post-Recession Retailing

    November 30, 2009
    Successful retailing is not going to be driven by what worked 10 years ago.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 3 Stocks That Love Frugal Consumers

    October 14, 2009
    These stocks will thrive in the pennypinching environment this holiday season.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Stock Splits Worth A Look

    May 11, 2009
    What does the decline in stock splits mean for investors?
  47. 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. ...
  48. 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. ...
  49. 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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