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Apparel Stores Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Abercrombie & Fitch, Urban Outfitters, Chico's FAS, and L Brands

ANF, URBN, BBWI

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NEW YORK, February 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Apparel Stores is a subset of the Retail industry and companies in this space is engaged in the sale of clothing, footwear and accessories. Most companies in this category are considered specialty apparel retailers because they focus on providing an assortment of similarly themed merchandise to one particular type of customer. Today, Stock-Callers.com presents the following equities for review: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS), and L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:

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Abercrombie & Fitch  

At the close on Tuesday, shares in New Albany, Ohio headquartered Abercrombie & Fitch Co. rose 3.02%, ending the day at $11.61. The stock recorded a trading volume of 4.02 million shares, which was higher than its three months average volume of 3.46 million shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 12.62%. Moreover, shares of Abercrombie & Fitch, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 41.44.

On January 04th, 2017, research firm FBR & Co. upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Underperform' to 'Market Perform', with a target price of $13 per share.

On January 30th, 2017, Abercrombie & Fitch announced that Will A. Smith has joined the Company as Chief Marketing Officer. For the past nine years Mr. Smith has served in senior marketing roles at Caleres Inc., formerly known Brown Shoe Company. ANF complete research report is just a click away and free at:

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Urban Outfitters  

Shares in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Urban Outfitters Inc. ended the day 1.88% higher at $26.54 with a total trading volume of 1.76 million shares. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 12.97%. Shares of the Company, which engages in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products, have an RSI of 40.54.

On January 11th, 2017, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Sector Perform' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $34 a share to $29 a share.

On January 09th, 2017, Urban Outfitters reported that total Company net sales for the two months ended December 31st, 2016, increased by 3% over the same period last year.  Comparable Retail segment's net sales, which include its comparable direct-to-consumer channel, increased 1.5%. For the eleven months ended December 31st, 2016, total Company net sales increased 3% over the same period last year. Comparable Retail segment's net sales increased 1.3%. During the eleven months ended December 31st, 2016, the Company opened a total of 27 new stores and closed 3 stores. The complimentary report on URBN can be downloaded at:

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Chico's FAS  

On Tuesday, shares in Fort Myers, Florida headquartered Chico's FAS Inc. finished 4.33% higher at $13.49. A total volume of 2.81 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.45 million shares. The stock has advanced 15.61% over the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 8.49%. Additionally, shares of Chico's FAS, which operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items, have an RSI of 45.51. Sign up for your complimentary research report on CHS at:

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L Brands  

Columbus, Ohio headquartered L Brands Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 4.45 million shares at the end of yesterday's session, which was above their three months average volume of 2.53 million shares. The stock closed the day 2.55% higher at $60.21. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 10.22%. Additionally, shares of L Brands, which operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories, have an RSI of 37.24.

On January 05th, 2017, L Brands reported net sales of $2.44 billion for the five weeks ended December 31st, 2016, up 1% compared to net sales of $2.415 billion for the five weeks ended January 02nd, 2016. Comparable sales decreased 1% for the five weeks ended December 31st, 2016. The Company reported net sales of $11.769 billion for the 48 weeks ended December 31st, 2016, up 4% compared to net sales of $11.343 billion for the 48 weeks ended January 02nd, 2016. The Company stated that it now expects Q4 earnings per share to be toward the lower end of its previous guidance of $1.85 to $2.00.

On January 06th, 2017, research firm Wolfe Research reiterated its 'Peer Perform' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $67 a share to $62 a share. Get free access to your research report on LB at:

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