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Stocks in this article: ALTR FCEL JASO DG PBY FRAN ULTA

The Pep Boys (PBY)

Who They Are: Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack is a leading automotive retail and service chain. Pep Boys trades an average of 2 million shares per day with a marketcap of $469 million.

Pep Boys is anticipated to report dismal first-quarter earnings after the closing bell on June 7. The consensus estimate is currently 2 cents a share, a decline of 21 cents from 23 cents during the same period last year. Poor earnings expectations were cited as the motivation for private equity Gores Group to walk away from a $15 a share offer to takeover Pep Boys.

Pep Boys doesn't look very attractive to me either at $15 a share, but under $10 with a forward price-to-earnings multiple of 10, the worst may be over for investors. $50 million (96 cents per share) penalty from Gores Group for not completing the buyout will help ease the pain.

Francesca's Holdings (FRAN)

Who They Are: Francesca is a specialty retailer of women's apparel products and trades an average of 1.3 million shares per day with a marketcap of $983 million.

Francesca is anticipated to report profound first-quarter earnings growth after the closing bell on June 7. The consensus estimate is currently 18 cents a share, an improvement of 8 cents from 10 cents during the same period last year.

Francesca's share price has rode a roller coaster as a result of previous good numbers combined with firing former CFO Gene Morphis. Francesca may appear bargain bin priced, however, the price-to-earnings multiple is still very high at 41.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA)

Who They Are: ULTA is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services trades an average of 1.2 million shares per day with a marketcap of $5.6 billion.

ULTA is anticipated to report improving first-quarter earnings after the closing bell on June 5. The consensus estimate is currently 53 cents a share, an improvement of 16 cents from the same period last year.

Author does not hold a position in any stock mentioned at the time of writing. Author may enter into a long FuelCell position before earnings release.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

At the time of publication, the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned. However, he may initiate a position in FCEL before earnings are announced.
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