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March 11, 2014
10:36 EDTAEO, URBN, ANF, ARO, APP, GPSAmerican Eagle, Urban Outfitters fall after earnings reports
Shares of mall-based clothing retailers American Eagle (AEO) and Urban Outfitters (URBN) are sliding after the both companies reported fourth quarter earnings per share that beat analysts' expectations but also sounded cautious notes about the current quarter. WHAT'S NEW: American Eagle reported fourth quarter adjusted earnings per share of 27c which narrowly beat analysts' consensus estimate of 26c. The company's revenue of $1.04B also edged out the consensus estimate of $1.03B, though American Eagle reported fourth quarter same-store-sales fell 7% from last year. The company said it expects its Q1 EPS to breakeven compared to adjusted EPS of 18c last year based on a high single-digit decline in comparable sales and added that "Business conditions remain challenging, with severe winter weather contributing to weak demand." Retail rival Urban Outfitters reported fourth quarter earnings per share of 59c, beating analysts' estimate of 55c, on revenue of $905.9M, which fell below the expectation of $927.86M. The company said comparable retail segment net sales, which include comparable direct-to-consumer channel, increased 1%. Urban Outfitters' CEO said the company will remain "very cautious" about its upcoming first quarter performance due to continued challenges. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During its fourth quarter earnings conference call, American Eagle said business has remained highly competitive and sales trends have been choppy so far this year, though added that it was encouraged by what it saw in the first few weeks of January. The company also noted that its search for a new CEO is under way. OTHERS TO WATCH: Retail rivals to both American Eagle and Urban Outfitters include Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Aeropostale (ARO), American Apparel (APP) and Gap (GPS). PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, shares of American Eagle fell 6.2% to $13.33, while Urban Outfitters was down 4.9% to $35.68. Shares of Abercrombie, American Apparel and Gap were all lower as well, though Aeropostale rose over 2% to $7.15 per share.
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August 20, 2014
11:21 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle says search for new CEO 'underway'
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10:31 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle rallies after earnings beat, levels to watch
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08:05 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle sees Q3 EPS ex-items 17c-19c, consensus 18c
08:05 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle sees FY14 CapEx $230M
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08:04 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle reports Q2 EPS 3c, consensus 0c
Reports Q2 revenue $710.6M, consensus $689.94M. Reports Q2 SSS down 7%.
06:01 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle implied volatility of 52 at upper end of index mean range
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August 19, 2014
15:16 EDTAEONotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:43 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle September 11 straddle priced for 12.3% move into Q2
11:53 EDTURBN, ANF, ARO, AEOAeropostale soars as Geiger returns as CEO
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11:18 EDTAEOStocks with call strike movement; AEO TSLA
American Eagle (AEO) February 14 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 39, Tesla (TSLA) December 285 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 39 according to IVolatility.
10:49 EDTAROAeropostale breaks out as Geiger returns as CEO
The $3.50 level has been the top of the trading range, a base, since June of this year. With price currently at $3.80, the shares have bullishly broken out of the range. Longer base breakouts typically persist for some time following the break. At current price next resistance is at $3.98. Support is at $3.50. For the breakout to remain valid, share price needs to close today well above that $3.50 mark.
10:28 EDTAEOHigh option volume stocks
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10:13 EDTURBNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:15 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel price target raised to $1.25 from $1 at Roth Capital
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09:07 EDTAROOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:01 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters shares should be bought on weakness, says Stifel
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07:14 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters Urban brand turnaround on track, says RBC Capital
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06:56 EDTAROAeropostale CEO change may not help much, says Wells Fargo
After Aeropostale announced that its longtime former CEO, Julian Geiger, would return to the role, Wells Fargo thinks that Geiger may not be able to solve the company's positioning problems. According to the firm, the company was known for providing basics, but consumers are not willing to pay for basics anymore. The firm keeps a Market Perform rating on the shares.
05:48 EDTAEOStocks with implied volatility movement; AEO YHOO
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05:24 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
RW Baird upgraded Urban Outfitters to Outperform citing a more favorable risk/reward following the company's Q2 results. Baird highlights merchandise improvements at the namesake brand and momentum at Anthropologie and Free People. The firm raised its price target for shares to $44 from $40.
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