Abercrombie & Fitch: Here’s What Pushed the Stock Down 20%

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) saw its stock take a 20 percent dive after battling weak overseas sales thanks to a slowing trend in Europe. It’s not much better in Japan and Canada, which showed negative sales.

On Nov. 2 before October retail sales came out, Abercrombie (NYSE:ANF) was priced at 74 — a bit below the stock’s 52-week high of 78.25.

Looking at its Equity Summary Score dated Nov. 4, a weighted, aggregated view of opinions from 11 independent research firms, the consensus is a 1.9 bearish. The scale goes from 1 (very bearish) to 10 (very bullish).

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. operates in the very competitive and fickle teen retail sector. To determine whether their weak earnings was company specific, keep an eye on top competitors Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO), and The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS).

Here’s how teen retailers closed the week:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF): The shares recently traded at $58.21, down $1.05, or 1.77%. Its market capitalization is $5.06 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $44.31 to $78.25. Volume today was 5,631,798 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 3,107,980 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 26.42, while trailing earnings are $2.20 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.70 per share for a dividend yield of 1.20%. About the company: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a specialty retailer that operates stores selling casual apparel, such as knit shirts, graphic t-shirts, jeans, woven shirts and personal care and other accessories for men, women and kids. The Company operates stores in the United States and Canada as well as retails its products over the Internet. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN): The shares recently traded at $26.72, down $0.04, or 0.15%. Its market capitalization is $4.11 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $21.47 to $39.26. Volume today was 1,797,937 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 4,544,970 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 18.09, while trailing earnings are $1.48 per share. About the company: Urban Outfitters, Inc. operates retail stores and direct response, including a catalog and Web sites. The Company’s Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie retail concepts sell fashion apparel, accessories, and household and gift merchandise. Urban also designs and markets young women’s casual wear which it provides to the Company’s retail operations and sells to retailers worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO): The shares recently traded at $14.02, down $0.01, or 0.07%. Its market capitalization is $2.73 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $10.00 to $17.37. Volume today was 4,521,728 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 4,887,870 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 16.55, while trailing earnings are $0.85 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.44 per share for a dividend yield of 3.10%. About the company: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. retails men’s and women’s casual apparel, footwear, outerwear, and accessories. The Company’s products include jeans, khakis, T-shirts, and other similar apparel. American Eagle operates in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO): The shares recently traded at $17.42, up $0.34, or 1.99%. Its market capitalization is $1.41 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $9.16 to $27.73. Volume today was 4,334,056 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 3,856,480 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 9.38, while trailing earnings are $1.86 per share. About the company: Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based retailer of casual apparel and accessories that targets young women and men in the pre-teen and teenage market. The Company’s stores provide active-oriented, fashion basic merchandise. Aeropostale operates stores throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS): The shares recently traded at $19.65, down $0.06, or 0.3%. Its market capitalization is $10.03 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $15.08 to $23.73. Volume today was 5,952,388 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 8,645,570 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 10.71, while trailing earnings are $1.83 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.45 per share for a dividend yield of 2.30%. About the company: The Gap, Inc., is an international specialty retailer operating retail and outlet stores. The Company sells casual apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women, and children. The Gap operates stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, and Japan. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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