Join today and have your say! It’s FREE!

Become a member today, It's free!

We will not release or resell your information to third parties without your permission.
Please Try Again
{{ error }}
By providing my email, I consent to receiving investment related electronic messages from Stockhouse.


Sign In

Please Try Again
{{ error }}
Password Hint : {{passwordHint}}
Forgot Password?


Please Try Again {{ error }}

Send my password

An email was sent with password retrieval instructions. Please go to the link in the email message to retrieve your password.

Become a member today, It's free!

We will not release or resell your information to third parties without your permission.

Technical Reports on Apparel Stores Stocks -- Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, Ascena Retail, and Abercrombie & Fitch


PR Newswire

NEW YORK, December 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- takes a look at the Apparel Stores segment which sells clothing, footwear, and accessories to consumers. Most companies in this Retail industry subset are considered specialty apparel retailers, because they focus on providing an assortment of similarly themed merchandise to one particular type of customer. Equities under assessment this Monday morning are: The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO), Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA), and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF). Download the free research reports on these stocks today:


San Francisco, California headquartered The Gap Inc.'s stock saw a decline of 2.04%, finishing last Friday's trading session at $25.94. A total volume of 5.96 million shares was traded. The Company's shares have gained 9.95% over the previous three months and 9.14% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 7.96%. Additionally, shares of Gap, which operates as an apparel retail company worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 47.66.

On December 01st, 2016, Gap reported that net sales for the four-week period ended November 26th, 2016 were $1.53 billion compared to net sales of $1.57 billion for the four-week period ended November 28th, 2015. Gap's comparable sales for November 2016 were down 1% versus an 8% decrease last year. The Company estimated that the fire, which occurred in a building on its Fishkill, New York distribution center campus, negatively impacted Gap's November 2016 comparable sales by approximately 3%.

On December 02nd, 2016, research firm Mizuho reiterated its 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $28 a share to $27 a share. See our free and comprehensive research report on GPS at:

American Eagle Outfitters

Shares in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania headquartered American Eagle Outfitters Inc. ended at $17.97, down 0.88% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 7.07 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 5.34 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 6.14% in the past month and 18.64% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.21% above its 50-day moving average and 8.41% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of American Eagle Outfitters have an RSI of 52.98.

On December 01st, 2016, research firm Telsey Advisory Group reiterated its 'Market Perform' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $22 a share to $19 a share.

On December 06th, 2016, the Company announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share, marking the Company's 50th consecutive quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable on December 30th, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 16th, 2016. AEO free research report PDF is just a click away at:

Ascena Retail

On Friday, shares in Mahwah, New Jersey-based Ascena Retail Group Inc. recorded a trading volume of 3.01 million shares. The stock declined 0.86%, closing the day at $8.04. The Company's shares have gained 48.07% in the last one month and 3.34% over the previous three months. The stock is trading 39.68% and 5.64% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Ascena have an RSI of 75.64.

On December 09th 2016, Ascena's Board of Directors of announced the appointment of David Jaffe as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Jaffe also serves as the Company's President and CEO. The Board also announced the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus to Elliot Jaffe. David Jaffe succeeds Company Co-Founder Elliot S. Jaffe who retired as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board at the end of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Sign up for your complimentary report on ASNA at:

Abercrombie & Fitch

At the close, shares in New Albany, Ohio headquartered Abercrombie & Fitch Co. recorded a trading volume of 2.35 million shares. The stock finished the session 2.77% lower at $15.79. The Company's shares have gained 6.33% in the past month. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 3.61%. Furthermore, shares of the Company, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel, have an RSI of 54.95.

On November 18th, 2016, the Company reported GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.12 for Q3 2016, compared to GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.60 for Q3 2015. Net sales for Q3 2016 were $821.7 million, down 6% from Q3 2015; comparable sales for Q3 2016 were down 6% y-o-y.

On November 23rd, 2016, research firm Deutsche Bank downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Hold' to 'Sell'. The research firm also revised downwards its previous target price from $14 to $13. Register for free on and download the latest research report on ANF at:


Stock Callers: 

Stock Callers (SC) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. SC has two distinct and independent departments. One department produces non-sponsored analyst certified content generally in the form of press releases, articles and reports covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and the other produces sponsored content (in most cases not reviewed by a registered analyst), which typically consists of compensated investment newsletters, articles and reports covering listed stocks and micro-caps. Such sponsored content is outside the scope of procedures detailed below. 

SC has not been compensated; directly or indirectly; for producing or publishing this document. 


The non-sponsored content contained herein has been prepared by a writer (the "Author") and is fact checked and reviewed by a third party research service company (the "Reviewer") represented by a credentialed financial analyst [for further information on analyst credentials, please email . Rohit Tuli, a CFA® charterholder (the "Sponsor"), provides necessary guidance in preparing the document templates. The Reviewer has reviewed and revised the content, as necessary, based on publicly available information which is believed to be reliable. Content is researched, written and reviewed on a reasonable-effort basis. The Reviewer has not performed any independent investigations or forensic audits to validate the information herein. The Reviewer has only independently reviewed the information provided by the Author according to the procedures outlined by SC. SC is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the third-party research service company to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be. Unless otherwise noted, any content outside of this document has no association with the Author or the Reviewer in any way.


SC, the Author, and the Reviewer are not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. SC, the Author, and the Reviewer expressly disclaim any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Additionally, SC, the Author, and the Reviewer do not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice. 


This document is not intended as an offering, recommendation, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities mentioned or discussed, and is to be used for informational purposes only. Please read all associated disclosures and disclaimers in full before investing. Neither SC nor any party affiliated with us is a registered investment adviser or broker-dealer with any agency or in any jurisdiction whatsoever. To download our report(s), read our disclosures, or for more information, visit

For any questions, inquiries, or comments reach out to us directly. If you're a company we are covering and wish to no longer feature on our coverage list contact us via email and/or phone between 09:30 EDT to 16:00 EDT from Monday to Friday at:
Phone number: +44 330 808 3765
Office Address: Clyde Offices, Second Floor, 48 West George Street, Glasgow, U.K. -G2 1BP

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

SOURCE Chelmsford Park SA