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October 08, 2010 09:14 ET

Equity Research on Aeropostale and Urban Outfitters -- Is This Back to School Season Really a Preview of What the Holiday Season Could Be?

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the apparel stores industry and has completed analytical research on Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) and Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Apparel stores have posted mixed profits from the back to school season with discount stores seeing lower than expected gains. On the other hand, teen apparel stores have seen profits rise higher than expected. While high levels of unemployment remain of concern to the industry, there has been an increase in consumer spending and the positive back to school results have provided hope for the all important holiday season. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the apparel stores industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the apparel stores industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Aeropostale Inc. and Urban Outfitters Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

The relationship between the back to school season and holiday season has always been strong, following these positives results the national retail federation has revised its estimate for the holiday season to an increase of around 2.5 percent. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Companies in the industry are still plagued by frugal spending and have had to resort to discounting already cut-price items in order to move their stocks. During the month of September it was estimated that companies in teen apparel reduced their unit retail prices by an average of about 12 percent. Despite this continued discounting teen apparel stores have been pleased by the increase in spending and are hopeful for a profitable holiday season.

Yesterday, Aeropostale Inc. posted its sales at stores open which were up 3% in September beating Wall Street's estimates. However, despite the results and rally that boosted most of its peers' share prices, Aeropostale Inc. closed in the red at $23.34. Aeropostale Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Also making positive headlines this week is the Urban Outfitters Inc. which got a market perform rating from FBR Capital. Urban Outfitters Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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