Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF -1.4%) underperformed today, possibly thanks to an article from The...

|About: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF)|By:, SA News Editor

Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF -1.4%) underperformed today, possibly thanks to an article from The Deal noting industry skepticism about LBO interest. Abercrombie's weak results and the challenges involved in obtaining debt financing are cited as key obstacles. Moreover, management is said to be wary of making a deal, and P-E firms don't like the volatile nature of the specialty apparel retail space.