Why Urban Outfitters (URBN) Stock Is Down Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Urban Outfitters (URBN) stock is lower before the bell Tuesday after missing analysts' expectations in its April-ending first quarter.

Before market open, shares had dropped 4.5% to $34.55. 

In its first quarter, the retailer earned 26 cents a share, a penny less than analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters anticipated. Revenue of $686.3 million was just over $680.19 million. 

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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."

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