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Coverage of Apparel Retail Equities -- Urban Outfitters, Aeropostale, Francesca's Holdings, Ascena Retail, and Guess?

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LONDON, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Wednesday, August 06, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,355.05, up 0.05%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.08% higher at 16,443.34, and the S&P 500 closed flat at 1,920.24. However, the gains were limited as six out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index ended the day at 520.56, down 0.26%, and the index has declined 3.59% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO), Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN), Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA), and Guess? Inc. (NYSE: GES). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:

On Wednesday, Urban Outfitters Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 2.72 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 2.30 million shares. The stock finished the day at $36.93, up 2.44%, and registered an intraday range of $35.85 and $37.21. Shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. have advanced 6.98% in the last one month and 5.50% in the past three months. However, the stock has declined 0.46% on YTD basis. Furthermore, the stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $36.09 is above its 50-day moving average of $34.07. Additionally, shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 20.19 and have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 66.37. Sign up and read the free notes on URBN at:

Aeropostale Inc.'s stock gained 0.60%, to close Wednesday's session at $3.37, after oscillating between $3.31 and $3.39. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.47 million shares, below its three months average volume of 2.89 million shares. Over the past three trading sessions, Aeropostale Inc.'s shares have gone up 5.31%. However, over the last one month and from the beginning of 2014, the stock has fallen by 2.60% and 62.93%, respectively. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $6.21 is above its 50-day moving average of $3.41. Further, Aeropostale Inc.'s stock has an RSI of 51.20. The complimentary notes on ARO can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

On Wednesday, shares in Francesca's Holdings Corp. finished the session 2.07% higher at $13.30. A total of 0.61 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 1.06 million shares. The stock moved between $12.94 and $13.37 during the session. Over the past three trading sessions, Francesca's Holdings Corp.'s shares have surged 6.49%. However, the stock has plummeted 13.27% over the last one month and 27.72% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $17.37 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $14.39. Shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp. traded at a PE ratio of 13.34 and have an RSI of 38.35. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on FRAN at:

Ascena Retail Group Inc.'s stock fluctuated between $16.21 and $16.64 before ending Wednesday's session up 1.28%, at $16.57. The stock reported a trading volume of 0.59 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.04 million shares. Further, Ascena Retail Group Inc.'s shares have lost 5.64% over the last one month and 0.84% over the past three months. Also, the stock has declined 21.69% on YTD basis. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $18.48 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $16.72. Moreover, shares of Ascena Retail Group Inc. traded at a PE ratio of 13.86 and have an RSI of 48.27. The complete research on ASNA is available for free at:

Guess? Inc.'s stock advanced 1.65%, to close Wednesday's session at $26.47, after vacillating between $25.83 and $26.64. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.46 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.77 million shares. Over the last one month and past three months, Guess? Inc.'s shares have fallen by 3.82% and 1.78%, respectively. Also, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has lost 14.81%. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $28.98 is above its 50-day moving average of $26.65. Further, Guess? Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 14.87 and has an RSI of 41.60. Free in depth research on GES is available at:


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