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  • Oct. 8, 2015, 7:13 AM
    • Buckle (NYSE:BKE) reports comparable-store sales fell 6.7% in September.
    • Total sales declined 5.6% to $97.4M during the month.
    • YTD comparable-store sales through October 2 are down 2.8%.
    • YTD total sales are off 1.1% to $706.2M.
    | Oct. 8, 2015, 7:13 AM
  • Oct. 6, 2015, 8:16 AM
    • A new survey indicated 44% of online shoppers turn to Amazon.com first when searching for a product online. The level is much higher than what was found in previous studies.
    • Another 34% use Google and other search engines to being their shopping efforts, while only 21% begin their search directly on the website of a retailer.
    • The gains by Amazon in becoming the shopping portal for a higher percentage of consumers hits a wide variety of retailers - including Target (NYSE:TGT), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) - on market share and pricing leverage. It's been particularly devastating to mall chains such as Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Buckle (NYSE:BKE), Pacific Sunwear (NASDAQ:PSUN), and Abercombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) which rely on impulse buying from in-store shoppers.
    | Oct. 6, 2015, 8:16 AM | 8 Comments
  • Sep. 21, 2015, 1:08 PM
    • Select specialty retailers are higher today as investors continue to speculate over which company will catch the interest of private equity firms looking at a go-private deal.
    • Zumiez (ZUMZ +3.9%), Buckle (BKE +1.7%), Francesca's Holdings (FRAN +2.2%), and Pacific Sunwear (PSUN +2.9%) are the names in the deal hopper. All four are sharply lower YTD to levels no wseen as attracting PE interest
    | Sep. 21, 2015, 1:08 PM | 4 Comments
  • Sep. 15, 2015, 7:05 AM
    • Buckle (NYSE:BKE) declares $0.23/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.38%
    • Payable Oct. 27; for shareholders of record Oct. 15; ex-div Oct. 13.
    | Sep. 15, 2015, 7:05 AM
  • Sep. 3, 2015, 7:27 AM
    • Buckle (NYSE:BKE) reports comparable-store sales fell 3.3% in August.
    • Total sales were down 2.1% to $101.4M during the month.
    • The monthly tally was impacted by the later Labor Day holiday weekend this year.
    | Sep. 3, 2015, 7:27 AM
  • Sep. 2, 2015, 11:23 AM
    • Retail sales are expected to show negative growth in August on a same-store basis, according to analysis from Thomson Reuters.
    • The research firm sees a 0.2% decline in retail sales and a full percentage point drop if the drug store sector is backed out.
    • Factors that impacted August traffic at stores includes the later Labor Day weekend this year, F/X pain for global sellers, and lower gas prices for chains with pumps.
    • Mall retailers are expected to report soft traffic for the month as well as teens continue to be a hard group to pin down with cheap chic replacing margin-rich logo assortment.
    • Key retail stocks: COST, GPS, TGT, WMT, ZUMZ, BKE, ARO, AEO, ANF.
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    | Sep. 2, 2015, 11:23 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 20, 2015, 7:16 AM
    • Buckle (NYSE:BKE) announces comparable-store sales decreased 1.7% in Q2.
    • Online sales were up 17.4% to $20.1M for the quarter.
    • The company's gross margin rate fell 20 bps to 40.1%.
    • Inventory +16.1% to $150.79M.
    • Previously: Buckle beats by $0.02, misses on revenue (Aug. 20 2015)
    | Aug. 20, 2015, 7:16 AM
  • Aug. 20, 2015, 7:03 AM
    • Buckle (NYSE:BKE): Q2 EPS of $0.49 beats by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $236.1M (+0.2% Y/Y) misses by $5.1M.
    | Aug. 20, 2015, 7:03 AM
  • Aug. 19, 2015, 5:30 PM
    | Aug. 19, 2015, 5:30 PM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 8, 2015, 11:02 AM
    • Retail sales take center stage next week with a rebound for July expected after the headline number fell in June.
    • The consensus estimate is for a 0.5% M/M increase, although some projections range as high as 1%. A reading in negative territory could rattle markets.
    • Only handful of retail chains still issue monthly sales reports, but many of those that do reported positive growth for July. Costco (NASDAQ:COST), Fred's (NASDAQ:FRED), L Brands (NYSE:LB), Stein Mart (NASDAQ:SMRT), and Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) all showed pockets of strength. Mall retailers Cato (NYSE:CATO), Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), and Buckle (NYSE:BKE) were disappointments. Full Thomson/Reuters analysis (.pdf)
    • Two new factors emerged last week which could impact the U.S. retail sales print: (1) U.S. auto sales topped estimates for July; (2) several retailers warned later sales tax holidays in key states pushed back-to-school spending into August from July.
    • There's also the question if Wal-Mart's (NYSE:WMT) Amazon Prime Day counterpunch stoked extra sales. The Bentonville giant and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) both reported strong responses.
    • On a broader scale, the retail sales report will factor into forecasts on when the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates.
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    | Aug. 8, 2015, 11:02 AM | 10 Comments
  • Aug. 6, 2015, 7:34 AM
    • Buckle (NYSE:BKE) reports same-store sales fell 8.1% in July.
    • Total Sales -6.7% to $73.7M.
    • The company is due to release Q2 earning on August 20.
    | Aug. 6, 2015, 7:34 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 9, 2015, 7:20 AM
    • Buckle (NYSE:BKE) reports June same-store sales at +0.5%.
    • Total Sales +2.7% to $87.1M.
    | Jul. 9, 2015, 7:20 AM
  • Jun. 11, 2015, 8:48 AM
    • Clothing stores showed some signs of life in May as tipped in today's Retail Sales report.
    • The category was up 1.5% M/M and 3.6% Y/Y to outpace total retail sales.
    • The improvement is consistent is with the reads from the narrow range of apparel chains which still report monthly sales.
    • The sector has seen discounters show stronger traffic trends than mall-based chains, although both groups have eased off promotional activity a bit.
    • Previously: Retail sales stronger-than-expected in May
    • Related stocks: ANF, AEO, LUX, GES, CTRN, CATO, LB, PLCE, SSI, ROST, GPS, BOOT, CHS, MW, ANN, ASNA, BKE, DSW, EXPR, URBN, FRAN.
    | Jun. 11, 2015, 8:48 AM
  • Jun. 4, 2015, 10:26 AM
    • A healthy round of reports from retail chains and more firming up of the labor market has the retail sector ahead of market averages
    • Outperformers include Buckle (BKE +3.4%), Five Below (FIVE +7.3%), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF +1.8%), L Brands (LB +1.8%), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO +2.2%), Citi Trends (CTRN +2.1%), Express (EXPR +1.4%), Urban Outfitters (URBN +1.6%), Wayfair (W +1.3%), and TravelCenters of America (TA +0.9%).
    • The S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is also positive on the day with most broad market averages in the red.
    | Jun. 4, 2015, 10:26 AM
  • Jun. 4, 2015, 7:27 AM
    • Buckle (NYSE:BKE) reports sales rose 4.5% to $75.2M in May.
    • Comparable-store sales rose 2.4% during the month.
    • YTD Buckle sales +0.9%.
    | Jun. 4, 2015, 7:27 AM
  • Jun. 1, 2015, 7:04 AM
    • Buckle (NYSE:BKE) declares $0.23/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.16%
    • Payable July 27; for shareholders of record July 15; ex-div July 13.
    | Jun. 1, 2015, 7:04 AM
Company Description
Buckle, Inc. is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for fashion conscious young men and women. It operates 450 stores located in 43 states throughout the continental United States.
Sector: Services
Industry: Apparel Stores
Country: United States