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Notable Recognitions, Dividend Authorizations, Financial Results, and Successful Campaigns - Analyst Notes on Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, Francesca's, Aeropostale, and Buckle

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NEW YORK, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO), Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN), Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), and Buckle Inc. (NYSE: BKE). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


Gap Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 20, 2014, Gap, Inc. (Gap) announced that it has been recently recognized as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute. Commenting on the recognition, Wilma Wallace, Vice President, Gap, stated, "Gap Inc. is honored to again be included among the World's Most Ethical Companies based on our commitment to grow our global business with high integrity and in a responsible way.  We view this recognition from the Ethisphere Institute as another example that we are living up to our company's promise-'to do more than sell clothes." The full analyst notes on Gap Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 6, 2014, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (American Eagle Outfitters) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.125 per share. According to the Company, this dividend represents its 39th consecutive quarterly dividend, and is payable on April 16, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of the business on April 2, 2014. The full analyst notes on American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. are available to download free of charge at: 


Francesca's Holdings Corporation Analyst Notes 

On March 26, 2014, Francesca's Holdings Corporation (Francesca's) reported its Q4 FY 2013 and FY 2013 financial results (period ended February 1, 2014). For the quarter, net sales were $92.1 million compared to $86.7 million in Q4 FY 2012. The Company stated that the increase in sales was driven by 91 new boutique openings since the prior year quarter. Net income for the quarter totaled $10.6 million or $0.25 per diluted EPS compared to $14.9 million or $0.33 per diluted EPS in Q4 FY 2012. FY 2013 net sales grew 14.8% YoY to $340.3 million. FY 2013 net income totaled $44.8 million or $1.02 per diluted EPS compared to $47.1 million or $1.05 per diluted EPS in FY 2012. Neill P. Davis, francesca's® CEO and President, commented. "Although initial customer reaction to our spring apparel fashion is strong, clarity and timing of Spring 2014 customer buying trends remain uncertain. Our outlook for the quarter is based on current trends and an expectation of continued soft traffic through the balance of the first quarter." The Company added that it anticipates net sales growth of 15% YoY to $340.3 million and net income of $44.8 million or $1.02 per diluted EPS for FY 2014. The full analyst notes on Francesca's Holdings Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


Aeropostale, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 27, 2014, Aeropostale, Inc. (Aeropostale) announced that its partnership with, the largest non-for-profit organization in the U.S. dedicated to teens and social change, has donated 4 million pairs of jeans in the seven years since the Teen for Jeans campaign launched. "Teens for Jeans continues to make a difference in the lives of homeless teens around the world," said Scott Birnbaum, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Ecommerce at Aeropostale, Inc. "In seven years our store associates and partners at Do Something have collected and distributed 4.3 million pairs of jeans. It is truly inspiring to see young people come together year after year for this impactful campaign." The Company added that a record-breaking 12,000 schools across the United State and Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, hosted jean drives to participate in this year's initiative. The full analyst notes on Aeropostale, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Buckle Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 25, 2014, The Buckle, Inc. (Buckle) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized and declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.22 per share. The Company informed that the dividend will be paid to stockholders of record at the close of the business on April 15, 2014, with a payment date of April 25, 2014. The full analyst notes on Buckle Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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