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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on Wednesday, August 24.

Overview
AEO trades an average of 4.81 million shares per day, and has a market cap of $2.29 billion.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates as an apparel and accessories retailer in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Recent Price: $11.05
52 Week High: $17.46
52 Week Low: $10.80
Book Value: $7.01

Analysts are expecting $0.11 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.13. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $0.11 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.09 and $0.13 per share. In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -14.53 %; in the last quarter, it has returned -9.98%, with a one-year change of -4.55%.

Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -5.09% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, -17.73% vs. the S&P 500 from six months ago, and the year-to-date difference is -15.33% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $2.97 billion for 2011 vs. $2.94 billion for 2010. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $140.65 million for 2011 vs. $169.02 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $317.26 million for 2011 vs. $310.39 million for 2010. Gross revenue is growing at an annual rate of 1.02%.


Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Apr-11 $ 637.16 M $ 609.56 M $ -27.60 M -4.33%
Jan-11 $ 916.10 M $ 916.09 M $ -0.01 M -0%
Oct-10 $ 749.00 M $ 751.51 M $ 2.51 M 0.34%
Jul-10 $ 658.27 M $ 651.50 M $ -6.77 M -1.03%
Apr-10 $ 652.45 M $ 648.46 M $ -3.99 M -0.61%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Apr-11 0.14 0.13 -0.01 -7.14%
Jan-11 0.43 0.44 0.01 2.33%
Oct-10 0.29 0.29 0 0.00%
Jul-10 0.12 0.13 0.01 8.33%
Apr-10 0.17 0.17 0 0.00%

Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.

Collective Brands Inc. (NYSE:PSS) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday, August 24.

Overview
PSS trades an average of 2.26 million shares per day, and has a market cap of $611.85 million.

Collective Brands, Inc. primarily engages in the wholesale and retail of footwear and related accessories worldwide. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

Recent Price: $9.46
52 Week High: $23.96
52 Week Low: $9.17
Book Value: $13.96

The estimated mean earnings are $0.12 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.03 and $0.23 per share. Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has fallen in price -24.87 %; in the last quarter it has returned -42.64%; the one-year change is -31.96%.

Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -16.57% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, -51.52% vs. the S&P 500 from six months ago, and the year-to-date difference is -50.37% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has improved to $3.38 billion for 2011 vs. $3.31 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $112.80 million for 2011 vs. $82.70 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising, with an EBIT year-over-year of $189.70 million for 2011 vs. $158.50 million for 2010. Gross revenue is growing at an annual rate of 2.11%.


Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Apr-11 $ 914.90 M $ 869.00 M $ -45.90 M -5.02%
Jan-11 $ 768.09 M $ 773.80 M $ 5.71 M 0.74%
Oct-10 $ 856.94 M $ 881.80 M $ 24.86 M 2.9%
Jul-10 $ 862.77 M $ 841.30 M $ -21.47 M -2.49%
Apr-10 $ 889.57 M $ 878.80 M $ -10.77 M -1.21%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Apr-11 0.81 0.42 -0.39 -48.15%
Jan-11 -0.18 -0.16 0.02 NA%
Oct-10 0.51 0.75 0.24 47.06%
Jul-10 0.45 0.32 -0.13 -28.89%
Apr-10 0.75 0.83 0.08 10.67%

Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.

Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday, August 24.

Overview
GES trades an average of 1.6 million shares per day, and has a market cap of $3.09 billion.

Guess? designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Recent Price: $30.89
52 Week High: $51.53
52 Week Low: $30.44
Book Value: $12.11

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.26 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.55. A beat of $0.81 per share will top the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.75 and $0.84 per share. Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has fallen in price -15.27%; in the last quarter it has returned -13.45%, with a one-year change of -11.99%.

Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -5.91% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, -20.26% vs. the S&P 500 from six months ago, and the year-to-date difference is -25.78% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Investors have been rewarded with an increase of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $2.49 billion for 2011 vs. $2.13 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $289.51 million for 2011 vs. $242.76 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising, with an EBIT year-over-year of $404.63 million for 2011 vs. $358.82 million for 2010. Annually, revenue is growing at a rate of 16.9%.




Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Apr-11 $ 567.73 M $ 592.24 M $ 24.51 M 4.32%
Jan-11 $ 724.90 M $ 756.91 M $ 32.01 M 4.42%
Oct-10 $ 580.43 M $ 613.90 M $ 33.47 M 5.77%
Jul-10 $ 576.42 M $ 577.14 M $ 0.72 M 0.12%
Apr-10 $ 507.39 M $ 539.34 M $ 31.95 M 6.3%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Apr-11 0.44 0.55 0.11 25%
Jan-11 1.06 1.11 0.05 4.72%
Oct-10 0.59 0.75 0.16 27.12%
Jul-10 0.68 0.72 0.04 5.88%
Apr-10 0.49 0.58 0.09 18.37%

Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.

Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday, August 24.

Overview
Express, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Investors will be looking to see a number north of $0.15 per share, based on the earnings estimates. Analyst estimates range between $0.14 and $0.17 per share.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $1.91 billion for 2011 vs. $1.72 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $127.39 million for 2011 vs. $75.31 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising, with an EBIT year-over-year of $199.25 million for 2011 vs. $126.84 million for 2010.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Apr-11 $ 458.77 M $ 467.38 M $ 8.61 M 1.88%
Jan-11 $ 589.89 M $ 621.50 M $ 31.61 M 5.36%
Oct-10 $ 448.62 M $ 450.58 M $ 1.96 M 0.44%
Jul-10 $ 403.38 M $ 407.28 M $ 3.90 M 0.97%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Jan-11 0.48 0.55 0.07 14.58%
Oct-10 0.29 0.30 0.01 3.45%
Jul-10 0.06 0.08 0.02 33.33%

Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: Wednesday Earnings Preview: American Eagle, Collective Brands, Guess?, Express

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