URBN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. #PreMarket Primer: Monday March 10: Russia Tightens Its Grip ...

    March 10, 2014
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his support for the Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula’s move to separate ...
  2. 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.
  3. American Eagle Hammered As Conditions Worsen

    August 21, 2013
    American Eagle warns of even worse pressures on same-store sales.
  4. Little Else but Retailers This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 19, 2013
    It's enough to make one consider discussing the next Fed chairperson.
  5. Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, August 19: Markets Cautious Ahead ...

    August 19, 2013
    Top News Speculation around whether or not the US Federal Reserve will begin tapering its stimulus program remained in the ...
  6. Growing Pains For Francesca's Holdings

    June 6, 2013
    Francesca's misses on growth and margins, but could still be a successful growth stock
  7. 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.
  8. ANN's 4Q Sales to Miss Estimate - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    Women's apparel retailer, ANN INC. (ANN) recently came up with lower-than-expected preliminary sales results for the fourth ...
  9. Urban Beats, Reports Strong Sales - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Following strong holiday sales, Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) reported robust preliminary sales results for the fourth-quarter ...
  10. hhgregg Likely to Disappoint in 4Q - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    hhgregg Inc (HGG) is set to report its fiscal third quarter 2013 results on Jan 31. Last quarter it posted a surprise of ...
  11. Urban Hits New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Strong holiday sales results facilitated Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) to attain a new 52-week high of $43.46 on Friday, before ...
  12. Francesca's Ups 4Q Guidance - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    The apparel and accessories retailer Francesca's Holding Corp (FRAN) raised its guidance for the upcoming fourth quarter ...
  13. Family Dollar Among Services' Biggest Movers on December 11, ...

    December 11, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.7%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1%; and the Dow has risen ...
  14. Urban Outfitters: A Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    September 21, 2012
    A solid year-to-date return of 40.1%, strong second-quarter fiscal 2013 results and rising estimates aided Urban Outfitters ...
  15. 15 Most Overbought S&P 500 Stocks

    September 18, 2012
    The weekly scan of S&P 500 stocks reveals not only those stocks that are vulnerable to profit taking, but also highlights ...
  16. Tiffany and More Big Movers in Services on September 10, 2012

    September 10, 2012
    The Nasdaq has declined 0.6%, the S&P 500 has remained steady and the Dow has moved up 0.1% after the morning's trading. ...
  17. Vocus Posts 1Q Loss, Guides Firm - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    Vocus Posts 1Q Loss, Guides Firm - Analyst Blog
  18. Retail Stocks: Many Retailers Have A Marketing Problem

    March 15, 2012
    Retailers who market towards a young, hip, customer base may have noticed their revenues tanking; probably because customers ...
  19. American Eagle Needs More Preening

    November 30, 2011
    American Eagle isn't soaring yet.
  20. Chico's Continues To Grow

    November 9, 2011
    Chico's acquired Boston Proper in September. Growth is on its way and its stock is ready to follow.
  21. Oxford Reaping The Rewards Of Transformation

    June 9, 2011
    Oxford is finally getting its due, but the growth may only be starting.
  22. 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.
  23. "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.
  24. 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.
  25. March's S&P 500 Winners and Losers

    April 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks from March 2011.
  26. 5 Oversold Stocks To Watch

    March 23, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered oversold territory because these could be candidates for a short-term ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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 ...
  31. Winning With The 10% Rule

    December 15, 2010
    A recent article suggested retailers who didn't do 10% of their sales online were failing miserably. Here's a look at who's ...
  32. November’s Best And Worst S&P500 Stocks

    December 1, 2010
    The performance of these S&P500 stocks was far off market averages.
  33. 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 ...
  34. Abercrombie & Fitch Back On Track

    November 18, 2010
    ANF seems to be back on its normal growth path.
  35. 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.
  36. Invest In These Smart Spenders

    August 18, 2010
    Here are several retail companies that use their capital to create shareholder value.
  37. 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 ...
  38. Executive Compensation Gone Mad

    June 16, 2010
    S&P 500 companies now pay millions to CEOs for supplemental executive retirement plans.
  39. 4 Reasons Why Book Value Growth Matters

    June 8, 2010
    We look at four stocks and why their book value growth is an excellent way to tell if a company is doing a good job.
  40. Oversold Stocks Primed To Pop

    March 25, 2010
    These high flying stocks have been beat down far enough to make them potential value plays.
  41. 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 ...
  42. Buckle Bucking The Trend

    November 23, 2009
    Once again, The Buckle's third-quarter results proved to be an anomaly in the retail sector.
  43. 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.
  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. Retail Earnings Kick Into High Gear

    August 12, 2009
    Retailers are not doing as poorly as analysts are making it seem. Keep an eye on these four.
  46. Retail's Back-To-School Blues

    August 4, 2009
    Analysts see margin expansion as the key driver of earnings, not top-line growth. Here we look at a few winners and losers.
  47. 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.
  48. The American Consumer Rises From The Dead

    March 16, 2009
    A better than expected retail sales report and positive comps from select retailers may reverse pessimism gripping the sector.
  49. 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.
  50. See How The Mighty Have Fallen

    November 24, 2008
    Wynn Resorts' market cap was $17.2 billion last year. What could you buy with $17.2 billion today? Try the whole casino industry, ...
  51. Bargain Retailers Are No Bargain

    September 9, 2008
    Value-oriented stocks like Costco and Target get the good press, but investors may want to look at the numbers a little more ...
  52. 5 Insider Ownership Plays For September 2

    September 2, 2008
    Insider ownership can be a hidden signal that a stock is headed higher. We track five companies with high insider ownership, ...
  53. Think Outside The Big Box

    August 27, 2008
    Wal-Mart gets the press, but discretionary retailers are the ones topping estimates. Looks like wants still trump needs.
  54. War Of The Stores - Fashion Vs. Value

    August 19, 2008
    A bad economy is supposed to be good for value retailers like Wal-Mart and bad for high-end stores. Someone forgot to tell ...
  55. Is There Wisdom to Teenage Girl Madness?

    March 14, 2006
    A look at a company that has profited from the surge in denim sales.
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