News headlines about Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Urban Outfitters earned a news impact score of -0.11 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the apparel retailer an impact score of 80 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s scoring:
- Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) to Strong Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) Earns Equal Weight Rating from Morgan Stanley (americanbankingnews.com)
- Urban Misses Low Bar, Shares Continue Downward (finance.yahoo.com)
- Q4 2018 EPS Estimates for Urban Outfitters, Inc. Increased by KeyCorp (URBN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- MKM Partners Reaffirms “Sell” Rating for Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) (americanbankingnews.com)
Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 16th. The apparel retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. Urban Outfitters had a net margin of 6.42% and a return on equity of 18.88%. The firm had revenue of $761.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $768.95 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.25 EPS. Urban Outfitters’s quarterly revenue was down .2% on a year-over-year basis.
URBN has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Urban Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. Wunderlich upgraded Urban Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 31st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc downgraded Urban Outfitters from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, February 2nd. Mizuho decreased their price target on Urban Outfitters from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 8th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target (down from $34.00) on shares of Urban Outfitters in a research note on Wednesday, February 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.88.
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About Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters, Inc is a lifestyle specialty retail company. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Wholesale. The Company’s Retail segment consists of its Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Bhldn brands, whose merchandise is sold to its customers through retail stores, Websites, mobile applications, catalogs and customer contact centers.
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