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The Buckle, Inc. Message Board

  • pirates144 pirates144 May 19, 2010 2:28 PM Flag

    This is why Buckle will be $40 by

    the end of the week. Chuck Royce has owned the stock since 2001 and eight of his funds hold 14.5% of the outstanding shares, second only to Chairman Dan Hirschfeld, who owns 36%.

    Here are three small-cap stocks with large short interest. What differentiates them is that they're rated "buy" at TheStreet. Such shares can be volatile. If positive news causes the stock to gain, a so-called squeeze could result, pushing up prices. Either way, these stocks are at an inflection point. With earnings reports looming, they're about to make big moves.

    The Buckle(BKE) is a retailer of mid- to high-end jeans and accessories. It's scheduled to release fiscal first-quarter numbers May 19. Short interest is at 32%. Fiscal fourth-quarter earnings per share beat the mean forecast by 7.8%, sending the shares up 1.3%. The Buckle has appreciated 15%, annually, since 2007. It trades at a price-to-projected-earnings ratio of 12, a 34% discount to its peer average.

    Teen clothing retailer The Buckle, Inc. said Thursday that sales at its stores open at least a year grew 7.2 percent in March.
    The results beat analyst expectations of 6.9 percent growth, as measured by Thomson Reuters.
    Sales at stores open at least a year are a key indicator of a retailer's performance because they measure growth at existing stores rather than newly opened ones.
    The company, based in Kearney, Neb., said total sales for the fiscal month grew 12.4 percent to $86.9 million from $77.3 million in the same period last year.
    Buckle operates 409 retail stores in 41 states, including four new stores opened during the March fiscal month.


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    • Sorry to rain on the parade, but despite a good March, SSS were down in April. Easter holiday in March maybe?? We are at an inflection point though. Comps are easier going forward and P/E ratios are already low. This could see a breakthrough with some good numbers. We know new openings are at a mild pace, and SSS are reported each month. Internet sales are an x-factor. We'll see if Mr. Market will continue to thumb it's nose tomorrow. Good Luck to All!

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      • Very good point. This is swimming upstream, but "the money" is obviously moving into BKE for a reason. My guess is the report today will be very good and we'll gap up tomorrow. The markets have finally settled and we will likely be 100+ points off todays low by tomorrow. Optimism has returned and the shoppers keep buying. This is a well run company with huge inside ownership. Always a good sign as you know.....We shall see...

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