Staples and Urban Outfitters Get Whacked

In the "Movers and Shakers" segment of Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool Analyst Morgan Housel explore the dips in Staples and Urban Outfitters. Chris notes that shares of Staples are down after quarterly reports show much of the company down, including same-store sales and revenue. Morgan explains that the company has no edge in the market with online competitors who offer products for less.

Then, Chris and Morgan explore the ups and downs of the retail industry in Urban Outfitters. While Chris notes that Urban Outfitters' stock is down and hit a 52-week low after same-store sales fell to 12%, other parts of the retail company, like Anthropologie and Free People, are faring better. Morgan explains that retail is a hard industry to invest in because of ever-changing fads and styles, and he doesn't find it surprising that the name ake is doing poorly while other segments like Anthropologie are doing well.

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