SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

July 20, 2011 09:00 ET

Equity Research on Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - Stylize Your Portfolio

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - Today, released its industry report highlighting Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSUN) and American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at

Due to a weakened economy and higher unemployment rates, lackluster discretionary income growth could cause irritability in the apparel and accessories demand. Accessories and differentiated fashion continue to outperform the category, but at a slower pace. Strong luxury brands are estimated to rebound extending throughout 2011, reflecting core luxury shoppers. Initial markups have expanded modestly as retailers' ability to source goods at lower prices has improved. Information technology has enabled retailers to apply science to markdowns, resulting in improved merchandise margins. It is believed that companies with strong brands, differentiated products, superior customer service and attractive price-value propositions are likely to outperform their peers.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. as a specialty retailer rooted in the action sports, fashion and music influences of the California lifestyle. The Company sells casual apparel with a limited selection of accessories and footwear designed to meet the needs of teens and young adults. The Company operates a nationwide, primarily mall-based chain of retail stores under the names Pacific Sunwear and PacSun. In addition, the Company operates an e-commerce Website at The entire report on Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSUN) is available here:

World Street has emphasized American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. as an apparel and accessories retailer that operates more than 1,000 retail stores in the United States and Canada, and online at Through its family of brands, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. offers clothing, accessories and personal care products. Its online business, AEO Direct, ships to 76 countries worldwide. During the fiscal year ended January 29, 2011 (fiscal 2010), it opened 34 new stores, consisting of 14 AE stores, 11 aerie stores and nine 77kids stores. The entire report on American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is available here:

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