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02-22-2019: Clothing Retailers, Especially Teen Fashions, Face Challenging Times

There are a large number of clothing and fashion retailers out there, particularly in the discount department store arena. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) is one of them specializing in teen and kids fashions, not exactly one of the most promising booming areas of late. From the giants like Sears and Penney's, down to the smaller retailers using Amazon.Com, many appear to be struggling of late with balance sheets and earnings. Competition from the Internet is a big factor affecting companies like ANF that have a lot of retail stores.

Still, clothing companies have been struggling before, and find ways to shift marketing, adopt partnerships and distribution channels, or whatever it takes to survive. For many, their sheer size gives them a margin of safety and breathing room to come up with new strategies. And that is what ANF is attempting to do. Meanwhile, its stock has languished a bit attracting now some big buyers betting upon its ability to redirect efforts back to profitability.

One big gray area affecting all of them is uncertainty about trade relations with China. Almost all clothing retail managers are begging Trump not to carry on a trade war with China, as their bottom line will definitely be hurt.

Our recent article on Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) is in the Archives Section Below.

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02-22-2019: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF): Teen and Kid Fashions

02-17-2019: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL): Crude Oil Price Recovery

02-11-2019: HMS Holdings, Inc. (HMSY): Healthcare Management Software

02-04-2019: Kemet Corporation (KET): A Leader in Capacitor Development

01-30-2019: Etsy, Inc. (ETSY): Of Benefit To Whom?

01-23-2019: Ameresco Corporation (AMRC): Energy Saving Infrastructure Improvement

01-18-2019: Verso Corporation (VRS): Struggling Paper & Pulp Industry

01-12-2019: Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP): Iconic and Facing Increased Traffic

01-05-2019: Great Lakes Dredge &I Dock Corporation (GLDD): Dredging Infrastructure Work

12-21-2018: Vericel Corporation (VCEL): Leg Cartilage Injury Medications

12-11-2018: Veeva Systems, Inc. (VEEV): Internet Software or Healthcare Industry Stock?

12-08-2018: Community Bankers Trust (ESXB): Some Information Missing

12-01-2018: Intricon Corporation (IIN): Less Expensive Hearing Devices

11-27-2018: Gentex Corporation (GNTX): Mirrors, Cameras, Remote Control

11-14-2018: Evertec, Inc. (EVTC): Puerto Rican Financial Industry Stock

11-10-2018: Zenith's Monthly Traffic Report for October

11-05-2018: Infosys, Ltd. (INFY): A Large India Information Technology Company

10-31-2018: Comtech Telecommunications, Inc. (CMTL): Commercial and Government

10-27-2018: Masonite International, Inc. (DOOR): Don't Close the Door On It

10-21-2018: Cree, Inc. (CREE): Staving Off Foreign Competition in Lighting and Inverter Products

10-13-2018: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR): Removal of Extremist Accounts Hurts Bottom Line

10-09-2018: Vicor Corporation (VICR): Tech Stock Short Sale Candidate

10-03-2018: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA): Relief for Emphysema Sufferers

09-28-2018: Pyxus International, Inc. (PYX): Hard To Tell What's There

09-23-2018: American Outdoor Brands Corporation (ABOC): Under Pressure from Activists

09-18-2018: eGain Corporation (EGAN): Consistent Losses

09-13-2018: Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS): Competition Thwarts

09-10-2018: Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (SSD): Correlating Housing Starts

09-05-2018: Paycom Software, Inc. (PAYC): Surging on Strong Employment

08-27-2018: Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Competing with Wal-Mart

08-22-2018: National Health Trends Corporation (NHTC): 87% of Sales from Hong Kong

08-15-2018: Educational Development Corporation (EDUC): Publisher of Children's Books

08-10-2018: Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK): Huge Acquisitions

08-02-2018: Ingersoll-Rand PLC (IR): Possible False Breakout

07-27-2018: Micron Technology Inc. (MU): Asian Trade War Woes

07-18-2018: Turtle Beach Corporation (HEAR): Pump and Dump?

07-08-2018: Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST): Competitive Clothing Discounter

07-02-2018: Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM): Healthy Food Stores

06-26-2018: Cambrex Corporation (CBM): Drug Development & Commercializtion Assistancee

06-21-2018: Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN): Recent Big Acquisition

06-13-2018: Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (WD): Multi-Family Community Developer and Financier

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