After the Pop, Is American Eagle a Buy?


Shares of American Eagle (NYS: AEO) popped the other day after strong earnings. Despite a strong overall performance, though, Austin isn't buying the company on the news. The year-over-year comparison makes a beat relatively easy for American Eagle and doesn't do much to convince Austin of any strength in the teen retail segment. The nearest competitors to American Eagle have guided lower for the second half of the year and indicate broader weakness.

Austin instead recommends rock-solid operator The Buckle (NYS: BKE) . The company has a restrained approach to growth and an incredible special dividend.

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