NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Urban Outfitters (URBN) were gaining early Thursday afternoon as the company prepares to report earnings for the 2016 second quarter after the closing bell on Tuesday.

Analysts are looking for the Philadelphia-based retail company to report earnings of 56 cents per share on revenue of $886.39 million for the quarter.

A year ago, Urban posted earnings of 52 cents per share and $867.46 million in sales.

The company's pioneering position could be impacted by delays in product launches, Zack's reports.

Urban has been working to differentiate itself in the increasingly competitive fast-fashion and Internet retailing business, Forbes reported.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

TheStreet Ratings rated this stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C.

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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: URBN


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