Pacific Sunwwar Lowers Guidance on April Sales Decline - TheStreet

Pacific Sunwear


reported a greater-than-expected fall in April same-store sales and said first-quarter earnings will trail expectations.

The casual clothes retailer said same-store sales dropped 6.7% and predicted it would earn 10 cents a share in the quarter, short of analysts' 13-cent forecasts. Analysts had been calling for unchanged April sales.

The stock was down 12% at $20.90 in the premarket session.

Among other retailers,

Urban Outfitters

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said first-quarter same store sales rose 18% and raised its earnings forecast for the quarter. The company expects to earn 22 cents to 25 cents a share.

Shoe Carnival

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said same-store sales fell 11.3% in April, hurt by an early Easter, but added that better margins will result in higher quarterly earnings. The company forecast first-quarter earnings of 43 cents to 44 cents a share, up from 35 cents a year earlier.

Pier 1

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said April same-store sales rose a better-than-expected 9%. The company again raised first-quarter profit targets, this time to 20 to 21 cents per share, up from previously raised guidance of 18 to 20 cents per share.

Factory 2-U

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