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American Apparel Analysis
Let's keep this short.
Consider the hipster retail sector mogul American Apparel. With a beta value of nearly double the sector average, this stock can make you a lot or a little money. This is easily seen when significant economic or political news hits the mainstream. A positive or inverse relationship will be seen (mathematically), normally being a strong indicator of future projections.
Current news surrounding the company include the recent firing of CEO Dov Charney, the inverse relationship to Janet Yellen's Speech, as well as the volatility factor in holding (NYSE:APP). Here's the catch. Dov Charney has publicly announced he will be fighting the "sudden and without cause" firing. APP has increased and stayed that way after Janet Yellen's speech.
We shouldn't forget that on Dec. 14th 2007 APP was $15.02
What happened? -- Company scandal, internal mismanagement and many controversial factors tanked APP.
This stock is garbage. I love the garments they make, but the Price to Sales multiple is .32 compared to the industry 3.26. Combine that with the Return on Assets metric of -19.82 versus the industry average of 13.06. That's a negative number versus a positive number, just in case the font is too small.