American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

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    What Wall Street Is Saying about American Eagle Outfitters

    Most of the analysts providing a recommendation on American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock have maintained a “hold” rating.

    By Victoria Dean
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    A Look at American Eagle Outfitters’ Q1 2018 Revenue Performance

    AEO’s fiscal first-quarter revenues of $823.0 million beat the analyst estimate of $809.8 million.

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    American Eagle Outfitters’ Top-Line Performance in Fiscal 4Q17

    Strength in the American Eagle and Aerie brands along with a robust digital business contributed to its top-line growth.

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    What Analysts Recommend for Abercrombie & Fitch

    Most of the analysts providing recommendations for Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) have maintained a “hold” rating for the stock.

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    Why Abercrombie & Fitch’s Price Target Is Rising

    Many analysts have upped their price targets for Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) after the apparel retailer raised its fiscal 4Q17 guidance.

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    American Eagle and Its Peers Enter the CBD Space

    American Eagle partnered with Green Growth Brands (GGBXF) to sell CBD-infused body care products in about 500 of its stores and online.

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    Consumer

    American Eagle Outfitters’ Fiscal 4Q17 Bottom-Line Performance

    American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.44, which was in line with analysts’ projections.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Analysts Recommend ‘Hold’ for American Eagle Outfitters

    Ahead of American Eagle Outfitters’ (AEO) upcoming fiscal first-quarter results on May 31, most (53.0%) of the 19 analysts covering the stock recommend “hold.”

    By Victoria Dean
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    Lululemon Lifts Guidance on Strong Holiday Sales

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    L Brands’ Third-Quarter Sales Beat Estimates

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    How Did Urban Outfitters’ First-Quarter Sales Shape Up?

    Urban Outfitters’ fiscal Q1 2019 sales of $855.7 million topped analysts’ estimate of $838.1 million.

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    Sycamore-Victoria’s Secret Deal in Jeopardy, L Brands Falls

    On Wednesday, L Brands received notice from Sycamore Partners that it plans to terminate the deal to buy Victoria’s Secret.

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    L Brands Stock Up on Bank of America’s Bullish Stance

    L Brands (LB) stock surged 7.8% on January 3 as Bank of America (BAC) upgraded it to “buy” from “neutral.” However, L Brands stock shrunk 29.4% in 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    American Eagle Outfitters Fell on Weak Earnings Outlook

    American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock plunged 6.5% today as the company issued weak earnings guidance for the fourth quarter.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Why L Brands Stock Surged after Lower Q3 Earnings

    L Brands (LB) stock surged by 8.1% yesterday after the company’s third-quarter earnings announcement on November 20. Here’s why.

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    What went wrong (and right!) for Abercrombie & Fitch in 2013

    Abercrombie & Fitch reported net sales of $1.033 billion for the third quarter of full-year 2013, a decrease of 12% from net sales of $1.170 billion during the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

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    L Brands Stock Fell on Poor Q4 Sales, Weak Outlook

    L Brands (LB) stock was down 4.6% today as the company missed analysts’ sales expectations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on February 2, 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at L Brands’ Margin and Bottom-Line Expectations

    For the first three quarters of 2018, L Brands’ (LB) gross margin contracted by 240 basis points to 35.0% due to the lower gross margin at Victoria’s Secret.

    By Victoria Dean
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    L Brands Stock Has Had a Disappointing Run in 2018

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    L Brands Found a Buyer for La Senza

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    Why L Brands Plunged 17.7% on Tuesday

    L Brands (LB) reported third-quarter results on November 19.

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    How Has L Brands Stock Performed This Year?

    As of November 15, L Brands’ (LB) stock price is down 40.7% on a YTD basis to $35.69.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Discussion of Apparel Retailers’ Margin Performances

    In the first half of fiscal 2018, American Eagle Outfitters’ (AEO) gross margin expanded 130 basis points to 36.8%.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    What’s the Word on Wall Street for Apparel Retailers?

    As of September 27, 56% of the 18 analysts covering American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock have given it “hold” ratings.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apparel Retailers Have Delivered Strong Top Line Growth

    Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) delivered YoY (year-over-year) sales growth in both the first and second quarters of fiscal 2018.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    American Eagle Outfitters: Analysts Are on the Sidelines

    Of the 18 analysts covering American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock, 56.0% have recommended a “hold” rating.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    American Eagle Outfitters Stock Slides 6.5% on Q2 Results

    On August 29, American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock fell 6.5% to close at $25.50 despite better-than-expected second-quarter results.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    A Look at Urban Outfitters’ Fiscal Q2 2019 Sales Performance

    On a YoY (year-over-year) basis, Urban Outfitters’ (URBN) sales rose 13.7% due to its robust digital business and strength in its three brands.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Analysts Revise Target Prices for Urban Outfitters post Fiscal Q2

    Urban Outfitters (URBN) reported its fiscal Q2 2019 results on August 21. It beat analysts’ estimates for sales and adjusted EPS.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Comparing Apparel Retailers’ Dividend Yields

    Dividend yield refers to the cash flow an investor gets for each dollar invested in a company’s stock.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Apparel Retailers’ Past EPS Performance and Future Expectations

    In the first quarter of fiscal 2018, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) had EPS of -$0.56, much narrower than the -$0.77 analysts had expected.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Analysts Are Upbeat on Apparel Retailers’ Top Lines

    Analysts are upbeat on Abercrombie & Fitch’s (ANF) American Eagle Outfitters’ (AEO), Urban Outfitters’ (URBN), and Gap’s (GPS) top lines.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Most Analysts Maintain a ‘Hold’ on Abercrombie & Fitch

    Of the 16 analysts covering Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) stock, 44% retained a “hold” rating as of June 4.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Abercrombie & Fitch Stock Has Surged 10.4% since Q1 Results

    Abercrombie & Fitch reported robust top-line and bottom-line performances in the first quarter. Sales of $730.9 million beat analysts’ projection of $695.7 million.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    How Has American Eagle Outfitters Stock Moved since Q1 2018?

    On June 1, American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock rose ~1.6% after its announcement of better-than-expected first-quarter results on May 31.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Q1 2018 Results: Analysts Bullish on American Eagle Outfitters

    After its first-quarter earnings, seven analysts raised their price targets for American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Why Gap’s Namesake Brand Hurt the Company’s Margins

    As we discussed in the previous part of this series, Gap (GPS) failed to meet same-store sales expectations in the first quarter, largely due to a slump in demand for its namesake brand.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Digging Deeper into L Brands’ First-Quarter Performance

    L Brands stock had already fallen ~44% YTD before the earnings release. The fashion retailer is among the biggest apparel losses this year.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    What Could Drive American Eagle Outfitters Stock Going Forward?

    As of May 21, American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock had risen 21.1% year-to-date.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Where Is Urban Outfitters Stock Heading?

    As of May 16, Urban Outfitters stock price is up 20.7% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Comparing Apparel Retailers’ Valuation

    As of April 11, 2018, apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) had a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of ~36.0x, much higher than peers’ and the S&P 500’s.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    How Analysts View American Eagle Outfitters after Fiscal 4Q17

    As of March 12, 2018, there were 18 analysts covering American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock, and 50% of them were recommending a “hold.”

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Why American Eagle Outfitters’ Fiscal 4Q17 Margin Disappointed

    In fiscal 4Q17, American Eagle Outfitters’ (AEO) gross margin fell 80 bps (basis points) to 34.6%, negatively impacted by an intense promotional environment.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    American Eagle Outfitters Stock: Why It Fell after Fiscal 4Q17

    American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock fell 4.6% on March 12, 2018, after it posted its fiscal 4Q17 results on March 8, 2018.

    By Victoria Dean
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    How Analysts View Abercrombie & Fitch after Fiscal Q4 Results

    As of March 9, 2018, most of the analysts that covered Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) maintained a “hold” rating.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Abercrombie & Fitch Stock Rose on Solid Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    Abercrombie & Fitch stock is up 27.9% on a year-to-date basis as of March 9, 2018.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Urban Outfitters Stock Falls after Its Fiscal 4Q18 Results

    As of March 8, 2018, Urban Outfitters stock had fallen 5% since the release of its fiscal 4Q18 results on March 6.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    What Analysts Recommend for Urban Outfitters

    The majority of the analysts covering Urban Outfitters (URBN) stock have maintained a “hold” rating.

    By Victoria Dean
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    What’s Urban Outfitters’ Growth Strategy?

    Urban Outfitters is also trying to boost its top line through overseas expansion.

    By Victoria Dean
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    All seven analysts that cover Express (EXPR) stock have recommended a “hold” rating as of January 12, 2018.

    By Victoria Dean
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    What’s Express’s Valuation?

    As of January 12, 2018, Express (EXPR) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 15.1x.

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    Why Is Express Streamlining Its Store Portfolio?

    Express (EXPR) has adopted a store rationalization strategy to boost efficiency as well as margins across its entire store base.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Abercrombie & Fitch’s Margins Stand

    In fiscal 3Q17, Abercrombie & Fitch’s (ANF) gross margin fell 90 basis points to 61.3%.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Abercrombie & Fitch’s Initiatives Boost Sales Trajectory

    Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) has witnessed sales growth in all three quarters of fiscal 2017 as its strategic initiatives gain traction.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Abercrombie & Fitch’s Turnaround Efforts

    After years of disastrous campaigns by past CEO (chief executive officer) Michael Jeffries, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) has now embarked on an ambitious turnaround.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Why Abercrombie & Fitch Stock Is Rising

    After Abercrombie & Fitch’s (ANF) troubled beginning to the year, its woes seem to be somewhat abating. On November 17, 2017, it reported strong fiscal 3Q17 results.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Earnings Report

    How Does American Eagle Outfitters Compare to Its Peers?

    American Eagle Outfitters has outperformed its peers based on price-to-earnings ratio and price-to-book value ratio as of December 2, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Urban Outfitters Compare to Its Peers?

    The price-to-sales ratios of Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, and Guess were 0.82x, 0.73x, 0.64x, 0.84x, and 0.72x, respectively, as of November 16.

    By Gabriel Kane
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