NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Urban Outfitters (URBN - Get Report) stock is dropping on Tuesday after the company reported lower-than-expected earnings in its first quarter. By early afternoon, shares had dropped 7.8% to $33.33.
In its April-ending quarter, the retailer earned 26 cents a share, a penny less than analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters forecast.
Revenue of $686.3 million was just over analysts' consensus of $680.19 million. By brand, Urban Outfitters sales fell 5.4%, Anthropologie added 10.3% and Free People soared 30%.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates URBAN OUTFITTERS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate URBAN OUTFITTERS INC (URBN) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself."
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: URBN Ratings Report