SOURCE: Equity Markets Inc

August 18, 2011 09:00 ET

Current Forecast of Market Ahead - Research Report on Urban Outfitters, Inc. and The Gap Inc.

MACAU--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) and The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php.

Continued confidence in long-term U.S. debt is defying S&P's recent downgrade. Treasury yields continue at their lowest levels since January 1, 2011 as the market moved to "safe investments" weary of the storm clouds ahead. Winds can change however, as a last-minute move to save the U.S. from a historic default on its debt obligations. Attentions are now turned to the situation in Europe, with the health of the Euro in the balance; bankers are looking to prevent defaults on Italian and Spanish debt.

As a result of recent credit adjustments, opportunity is being marked for investors to take advantage of equities with high-margin and specialty products. Market-wise investors are carefully watching for value within equities boasting established pipelines and excellent growth prospects. As part of this process, the following companies have been introduced with initial research reports available online.

Equity Markets has reviewed Urban Outfitters, Inc. as a lifestyle specialty retail company that operates under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, Leifsdottir and BHLDN brands. The Company also operates a wholesale segment under the Free People and Leifsdottir brands. The full research report on Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is available here: www.EquityMarketsInc.com/researchfile4634.php.

Equity Markets is covering The Gap Inc. as a global specialty retailer offering apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Athleta brands. Most of the products sold under its brand names are designed by the Company and manufactured by independent sources. The full research report on The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is available here: www.EquityMarketsInc.com/researchfile4891.php.

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