well it is verses $.74 same period last year. With better inventory management, increased new store performance, internet, general cost cutting seen everywhere, etc... They should kill the #. I am thinking $1.13 - $1.25
No way 1$ or more in earnings for Q4 Bke is good, but not that good. Late last year yahoo had an average estimate of .81 listed, so that has been revised, or they've added some analysts with higher expectations. I'm not sure where we go tomorrow. If we in fact see .84$ we will have a trailing 12 month EPS of 2.66$, so a normal P/E multiplier for this stock would have us at 40$ or higher.
With regard to J. Crew's lackluster price action today, I think their sky-high P/E ratio is becoming apparent to people who were wide-eyed about the stock 6 months ago (while BKE holders gagged with disgust). Their earnings SUCK compared to BKE, they are carrying debt, they don't give a nickel of the earnings back to shareholders, and the stock is ten bucks higher than BKE is right now.