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February 26, 2014
10:27 EDTAPP, ARO, GPS, ANF, AEOAbercrombie rises after beating high-end of Q4 earnings expectations
Shares of apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) are rising after the company reported higher than expected fourth quarter earnings. WHAT'S NEW: The company reported fourth quarter earnings per share excluding items of $1.34 on revenue of $1.3B. Analysts were looking for fourth quarter earnings per share of $1.03 on revenue of $1.36B, according to First Call. The consensus range for earnings per share was 92c-$1.17 on revenue of $1.25B-$1.67B. Abercrombie & Fitch also reported fourth quarter same-store sales were down 8%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Abercrombie & Fitch announced that its board approved a $150M accelerated share repurchase to be executed during the first quarter of FY14. The company forecast a high-single digit decline in comparable store sales and an approximate 20% increase in comparable direct-to-consumer sales in FY14. The company also said it sees a significant increase in planned marketing spend in FY14 and anticipates opening 16 full-priced international stores throughout the year. OTHERS TO WATCH: Retail rivals to Abercrombie & Fitch include American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Aeropostale (ARO), American Apparel (APP), and Gap (GPS). PRICE ACTION: During mid-morning trading, shares of Abercrombie & Fitch rose about 8% to $38.84, while Aeropostale was up almost 5%, American Eagle gained 3%, and American Apparel and Gap both advanced about 1%.
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July 27, 2015
19:31 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch to debut 'athleisure' clothing line, Racked says
Abercrombie & Fitch plans to debut a women's "athleisure" or activewear clothing line on July 29, reports Racked, citing company statements. Reference Link
07:22 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel close to bankruptcy, NY Post reports
American Apparel is on the brink of bankruptcy, the New York Post reports. The retailer is currently short on cash reserves and faces a large bond payment in less than three months, all in addition to piling legal bills over the Dov Charney lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment, the report says. Investors are bracing themselves for all-out bankruptcy when the company releases its quarterly earnings, the report adds. Reference Link
July 23, 2015
07:43 EDTAEO, ANFStephens to hold a tour
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July 21, 2015
06:07 EDTGPSONUG: Yahoo hires VP of global network from Symantec
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July 20, 2015
13:18 EDTAROOptions with increasing call volume
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July 15, 2015
14:29 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel stake holder Standard General sues Charney, Reuters says
American Apparel investor, Standard General, has sued the company's ex-CEO Dov Charney for the first time, alleging that the ousted CEO has not made good on promises to the hedge fund and looks to impose an injunction to end his "meritless" and "destructive actions" against the firm, says Reuters, in a report from last night. Reference Link

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