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


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NEW YORK, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- presents four Apparel Stores equities for review, and they are L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), and Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST). According to First Research, companies in the Clothing Stores industry operate physical retail establishments that sell clothing and accessories, with the US segment including about 100,000 stores with combined annual revenue of about $190 billion. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:

L Brands  

Columbus, Ohio headquartered L Brands Inc.'s shares finished Friday's session 1.19% higher at $52.81. A total volume of 5.00 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 4.57 million shares. The stock has gained 9.29% in the last month. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 5.36%. Moreover, 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 a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 67.36.

On April 06 th, 2017, L Brands reported net sales of $951.4 million for the five weeks ended April 01 st, 2017. Comparable sales decreased 10%, and were negatively impacted by the later Easter this year by approximately 2 to 3 points. For March, the exit of the swim and apparel categories had a negative impact of 7% and 10% to total company and Victoria's Secret comparable sales, respectively.

On April 12 th, 2017, research firm Piper Jaffray resumed its 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $48 per share. LB complete research report is just a click away and free at:

Abercrombie & Fitch  

Shares in New Albany, Ohio headquartered Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ended the day 1.07% lower at $11.99 with a total trading volume of 2.06 million shares. The stock has advanced 7.34% in the previous three months and 1.62% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading 2.98% above their 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Abercrombie & Fitch, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer, have an RSI of 57.89.

On April 10 th, 2017, Abercrombie & Fitch announced that it has entered into a wholesale agreement with Asia's leading online fashion destination, ZALORA, which will offer Hollister merchandise through its online stores. The complimentary report on ANF can be downloaded at:

Urban Outfitters  

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Urban Outfitters Inc.'s stock declined 1.17%, closing the session at $22.88 with a total volume of 1.77 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 5.64% below their 50-day moving average. Shares of the Company, which engages in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products, have an RSI of 44.42.

On April 04 th, 2017, research firm Citigroup downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'.

On April 27 th, 2017, Urban Outfitters announced that each of its brands is moving to a more streamlined store leadership structure to become more efficient, while continuing to provide customers with compelling shopping experiences. The estimated total one-time costs related to the project will be approximately $8 million incurred over the first and second quarters of fiscal 2018, and total future annualized savings related to the project will be approximately $25 million. Sign up for your complimentary research report on URBN at:

Ross Stores  

On Friday, shares in Dublin, California headquartered Ross Stores Inc. finished the session 0.82% lower at $65.00. A total volume of 2.82 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.38 million shares. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 0.69%. Furthermore, shares of Ross Stores, which together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the US, have an RSI of 51.58. Get free access to your research report on ROST at:


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