Aug. 19, 2014, 5:37 PM
Aug. 19, 2014, 5:30 PM
Aug. 19, 2014, 10:01 AM
- A CEO transition at Aeropostale (ARO +11.1%) along with some robust earnings reports from retail heavyweights is helping to give a lift to some beat-up mall sellers.
- The general take from analysts is that the group is entering the Back-to-School season with an assortment more aligned to teenage tastes and with a tighter reign on SG&A expenses.
- Gainers: Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) +2.4%, Express (NYSE:EXPR) +1.6%, Tilly's (NYSE:TLYS) +1.8%, Buckle (NYSE:BKE) +1.7%, Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) +2.3%, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) +2.8%, Gap (NYSE:GPS) +1.2%.
Jul. 14, 2014, 12:49 PM
- A bankruptcy auction of Coldwater Creek stores brought in winning bids from women's retailers Lane Bryant, J Gill Group, Talbots, and Maurices - although it was fast-fashion chain Forever 21 which went for the priciest stores.
- What to watch: The influx of fast-fashion chains at malls is another headache for teen retailers (AEO, ARO, ANF, ZUMZ) unable to keep up with current demand trends as neatly as H&M and Forever 21. To stay ahead of the fast-fasion curve, forward-thinking retailers such as Gap (GPS -0.9%) are going with simpler assortments or a safer mix-and-match strategy.
Jul. 3, 2014, 9:38 AM
- Keep an eye on specialty retailers, advises Topeka Capital's Dorothy Lakner.
- A nice pickup in retail demand in May could be followed up by more strength in June with the economy stable, says the analyst.
- If the stock market keeps moving higher and a potentially-disruptive West Coast port lockout can be avoided, the sector could be set for gains heading into the back to school and fall season.
- Looking for a comeback: EXPR, RUE, ZUMZ, PSUN, ARO, AEO, ANF, CACH, BODY, CHS, CWTR, NWY, BEBE, ANN, CBK, GPS, GES.
Jun. 30, 2014, 9:16 AM
- American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) announces it will enter the U.K. with three stores.
- The stores are expected to be open this fall.
- What to watch: Though global expansion is still on the front burner at American Eagle Outfitters, a measure pace is expected with the brand still trying to find traction in some established markets.
Jun. 13, 2014, 7:17 AM
- Teen retailer stock could be active today after Express catches the interest of Sycamore Partners.
- The P-E firm has already collected a few other similar brands to Express in its stable.
- On watch: Zumiez (ZUMZ), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Pacific Sunwear (PSUN), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Wet Seal (WTSL), Vera Bradley (VRA), Aeropostale (AEO).
May 29, 2014, 4:22 PM
- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) declares $0.125/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
- Forward yield 4.61%
- Payable July 15; for shareholders of record July 2; ex-div June 30.
May 21, 2014, 12:37 PM
- American Eagle Outfitters (AEO -5.2%) slumps to a multi-year low as its FQ1 report doesn't show a lot of promise for sales growth.
- Comparable-store sales fell 10% Y/Y to follow up on a 5% decline for last year's period.
- Gross profit rate plunged 420 bps to 34.9% on a promotional frenzy.
- Comp sales are expected to fall at a high single-digit rate in FQ2.
- The firm's conference call was less than inspiring. No news on the CEO front and more stores closures are signaled.
- Earnings call webcast
May 21, 2014, 8:05 AM
- American Eagle (AEO): Q1 EPS of $0.02 beats by $0.02.
- Revenue of $646M (-5% Y/Y) misses by $2.73M.
May 20, 2014, 5:30 PM
May 15, 2014, 3:02 PM
- Hayman Capital took a flyer on American Eagle Outfitters (AEO -2.7%), according to a new SEC filing.
- The hedge fund initiated a new position of 2.6M shares during a quarter in which the retailer was thrashed around on slow store traffic.
- The stake in AEO is the only significant bet on retail that Hayman Capital has laid out.
- SEC Form 13F
May 13, 2014, 9:00 AM
- A disappoint read on retail sales from April's report could reset some expectations in the sector after analysts overestimated consumer demand.
- The electronics and appliance store category (RSH, BBY, CONN, WHR) saw sales fall 2.3% M/M and 1.5% Y/Y.
- Clothing and clothing accessory stores (AEO, GPS, BKE, TLYS, ANF, ANN, LB, ARO, GES, CATO) registered a 1.2% M/M and 1.1% Y/Y gain in sales which didn't show the snap-back from soft winter traffic patterns forecast by some.
- Related ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, FXD, FDIS, PMR, RCD, PEZ, PSCD
Apr. 9, 2014, 11:09 AM
- Fast-forward companies have the scale to continue to put the pricing hammer to teen retailers (AEO, ARO, ANF, GPS, PSUN, ZUMZ, EXPR, BKE), according to analysts.
- Though the group has been shifting strategy to align closer to the new styles and pricing points that teenagers want, fast-fashion giants such as Hennes & Mauritz (HMRZF), Fast Retailing (FRCOY), and Inditex (IDEXY) appear to be at least a step ahead.
- What to watch: Critical to the successful transition of any teen retailer toward a fast-fashion model will be the ability to retool supply chains and cut down manufacturing turnaround times. Gap might have the edge in this area..
Apr. 7, 2014, 2:47 PM
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American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is an apparel and accessories retailer in the U.S. and Canada. The company portfolio of brands include American Eagle Outfitters, aerie by American Eagle and AEO Direct brands. The American Eagle Outfitters brand targets 15 to 25-year old men and women. Its... More
Industry: Apparel Stores
Country: United States