URBN - Urban Outfitters, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
27.98
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Previous Close27.98
Open27.92
Bid27.98 x 900
Ask27.96 x 800
Day's Range27.91 - 28.36
52 Week Range27.60 - 52.50
Volume1,069,550
Avg. Volume2,582,783
Market Cap2.956B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.80
PE Ratio (TTM)10.29
EPS (TTM)2.72
Earnings DateMay 21, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est35.81
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    7 Consumer Discretionary Stocks to Buy Now

    As it turns out, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) isn't dominating all things retail, and that's a big win for consumer discretionary stocks, which have been beaten up on the "Amazon will kill everything retail" thesis.Cracks have been forming in that thesis for several quarters now. Over the past year-plus, Amazon's e-commerce business has seen its growth rates slow dramatically, from 22% in the third quarter of 2017, to just 14% last quarter. Meanwhile, Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT) and many other big-box retailers have grown their e-commerce businesses at consistent 20%-plus rates.The takeaway? Fears of the retail apocalypse at the hands of Amazon are overblown. Amazon doesn't own the e-commerce space. Traditional retailers are successfully pivoting to and growing in that space. As they continue to do so, beaten up consumer discretionary stocks will rebound.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsRecently, more evidence came to light which should serve as additional firepower for the consumer discretionary stock recovery. A Marketplace Pulse research report, which analyzed 400-plus private-label Amazon brands and 1.4 million customer reviews, found that the common and popular thesis that Amazon brands are dominating the retail landscape, is actually very wrong. Specifically, the research found that outside of a few successful private-label brands, Amazon's series of consumer discretionary brands are largely duds.The takeaway? Yet again, fears of the retail apocalypse at the hands of Amazon are overblown. Amazon brands aren't killing other brands. Traditional brands are holding their own, and growing within a still growing global consumer pie. As they continue to do so, beaten up consumer discretionary stocks should continue to rebound. * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills All in all, with the "Amazon will kill everything retail" thesis almost fully debunked, now seems like a good time to buy consumer discretionary stocks. Which ones are the best to buy? Let's take a deeper look. Walmart (WMT)Source: Shutterstock Category: General RetailOf all consumer discretionary stocks to buy as the "Amazon will kill everything retail" thesis is dismantled, Walmart is the clearest winner in the pack.The thesis here is simple. Walmart is the world's largest retailer. Naturally, as the world's largest retailer, it was hit hard when Amazon started stealing share left and right in the traditional retail world. Walmart stock dropped. Now, the traditional retail world is fighting back, and as it does, Walmart stock is gaining because Walmart is leading the charge in that fight.Namely, Walmart has built out an omnichannel commerce operation that is second to none in the world. They have a huge brick-and-mortar presence coupled with a rapidly growing digital business, and many of the stores have things like buy online, pick-up-in-store or buy online, ship-to-store. Consequently, Walmart's traffic growth and comparable sales growth trends are as good as they've been in a decade.This will continue. As the e-commerce world continues to democratize over the next several years, Walmart will be pioneering that democratization. As such, growth trends will remain favorable and Walmart stock will rise. Target (TGT)Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)Category: General RetailNext to Walmart, Target is the next obvious consumer discretionary stock to buy as it becomes clear that Amazon won't dominate all of retail.The bull thesis here is likewise simple. Next to Walmart and Amazon, Target is the third most important player in the U.S. commerce world. It also has the most room to grow (smallest e-commerce business of the three), and is the fastest grower (Target's e-commerce business has, for the most part, been the fastest growing digital commerce business between these big three over the past several quarters).Yet, despite those attractive features, Target stock is the cheapest in the group by a long shot, at just 13-times forward earnings, versus a 20-plus forward multiple for Walmart stock and a 60-plus forward multiple for Amazon. Some of this has to do with margin concerns. But, those margin concerns appear to be overblown, as Target is growing fast enough to offset wage growth. * The 10 Best ETFs to Buy in the Second Quarter As such, Target stock should rise as the "Amazon will kill everything retail" thesis falls back. Best Buy (BBY)Source: Austin Kirk via FlickrCategory: ElectronicsIt seems like we've seen this rodeo before. In the early 2010's, everyone thought Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) was heading for the retail graveyard as all of its peers were declaring bankruptcy amid massive Amazon-led e-commerce disruption. That didn't happen. Instead, Best Buy adapted, gobbled up market share from extinct peers, and turned into an overnight retail sensation.At just 12-times forward earnings, BBY stock is priced as if those extinction concerns are still around. They shouldn't be. This company has established itself as the leader in the consumer electronics space, a space which Amazon has unsuccessfully penetrated at scale (only 3.3% of Amazon's private-label brands are in the electronics category). Partly because people still like shopping in stores, partly because Best Buy has a robust omnichannel presence, and partly because the stuff you buy at electronics stores requires education and/or testing, Best Buy will remain the go-to place to buy any and all consumer electronics for the foreseeable future.This space is rapidly growing because everything is becoming smart. It started with smartphones. Then smart tablets and smart TVs. Now, smart fridges, smartwatches, smart speakers, smart cameras … smart this and smart that. It's all smart these days, and it's all sold at Best Buy. This trend won't reverse course anytime soon. As such, Best Buy should grow its share of the global retail pie as the world's devices become increasingly "smart".Overall, then, BBY stock simply looks too cheap here at 12-times forward earnings. This is a great stock to own at these prices. Urban Outfitters (URBN)Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)Category: Clothing/ApparelOne of the categories that Amazon has been rather unsuccessful in penetrating with private-label brands is the clothing/apparel sector, and that's great news for clothing/apparel retailers like Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN).Amazon has a ton of private-label clothing/apparel brands. Nearly 200 brands to be specific, which represents almost 50% of Amazon's total private-label brands. But, in terms of aggregate reviews, Amazon's private-label clothing brands have much, much less than a 50% share, and actually closer to a 10-20% share. Thus, despite having a bunch of brands in the space, Amazon hasn't really made a big splash in the clothing category.Why? No one really knows. But, I suspect it has something to do with the fact that Amazon isn't fashionable. If I want to buy cool clothes, I'll go somewhere I trust. Somewhere I trust includes Urban Outfitters. It does not include Amazon. So long as this remains true, fashionable clothing/apparel retailers like Urban Outfitters will continue to operate at largely stable levels. * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock I like URBN in this space because you have a company that checks off all the retail boxes (positive comps, margin expansion and double-digit digital growth), and a stock that's trading at just 11 forward earnings and is 40% off 52-week highs. As such, you have favorable fundamentals and depressed investor sentiment, and that's a favorable combination for bulls. Nike (NKE)Source: rodrigofranca via FlickrCategory: Athletic ApparelNike (NYSE:NKE) is another consumer discretionary stock to buy as a result of Amazon's inability to successfully penetrate the clothing/apparel category at scale.Amazon has been quietly expanding its sportswear line through Amazon Essentials. This Amazon brand has done fairly well. But, not well enough to take any material share from athletic apparel king Nike. As Amazon Essentials has gone from zero to sizable over the past year and a half, Nike has concurrently caught fire, and Nike stock has staged a big rally to all-time highs.Clearly, whatever Amazon is doing on the athletic apparel front, it isn't impacting Nike all that much. That's probably because, as stated earlier, Amazon apparel brands are fine for the basics, but don't really compare when it comes to performance, quality or fashion. In the athletic apparel category, those three things matter, and Nike dominates on all three. So long as that's true, Nike and Nike stock will both continue to be winners. Hasbro (HAS)Source: Shutterstock Category: ToysThe bankruptcy and subsequent liquidation of Toys R Us led many to believe that Amazon was indeed killing the toys category. But, that doesn't appear to be the case, either.While toys are being bought online in greater frequency, consumers aren't buying Amazon toys. Amazon has less than 10 private-label toy brands. Instead, they are buying the same old toys their parents used to buy, and that's great news for traditional toy makers like Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT). * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform Hasbro is the better pick of the two given less financial leverage, stronger content license agreements and partnerships, more financial stability and healthier margins. As such, investors should keep their eye out for a rally in HAS stock as the market comes around to seeing that Hasbro remains the toy king with long-term staying power. Kroger (KR)Source: Shutterstock Category: GroceryDo you remember when Amazon was supposed to kill the grocery business? Remember when they couldn't do it alone, and so bought Whole Foods to try and kill the grocery industry? Remember when that didn't work, either?The reality is that Amazon is running out of rabbits it can pull out of its hat to steal share in the traditional grocery market, and that's because the traditional grocery market they are trying to disrupt has an exceptionally loyal customer base. If you like a grocery store, you like that grocery store. You get used to where things are, what to buy, where to park and you don't want to lose that convenience or familiarity.As such, grocery shoppers aren't inclined to switch grocery stores. That's great news for Kroger (NYSE:KR), who is America's largest grocer. They have grocery stores everywhere that consumers love to shop at, and won't stop shopping at anytime soon.At just 11-times forward earnings, KR stock is simply too cheap considering the company's long-term staying power in and widespread exposure to the stable growth grocery industry. As such, this is a good consumer discretionary stock to own at these prices.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long AMZN, TGT, BBY, URBN, NKE and KR. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post 7 Consumer Discretionary Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    Shares of Express (NYSE:EXPR) dropped on Wednesday, March13, after the mall apparel retailer reported fourth quarter numbers which largely missed estimates, while delivering a first quarter guide which widely missed estimates. Broadly speaking, there wasn't much good in the fourth quarter earnings report. Investors immediately recognized that. Express stock dropped more than 15% in early Wednesday morning trade.Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrBut, Express stock has since rebounded. As of this writing, EXPR is down just 6% in Wednesday afternoon trade, and has rallied 10% since the open.The ostensible implication is that the post-earnings sell-off in Express was overdone. The stock got way too cheap for its own good, and quickly rebounded. But, will this rebound continue?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsI'm not convinced. I love to buy the dips in fundamentally undervalued and technically oversold stocks. But, there is a significant and increasing lack of clarity when it comes to the long term Express growth narrative, and that lack of clarity is coupling with continued weak numbers to erode the long term bull thesis on Express stock.As such, it's tough to say with any certainty that Express stock is fundamentally undervalued here. * 7 Small-Cap Stocks That Make the Grade So long as that remains true, Express stock will have a tough time rebounding. That's not to say it won't rebound. It might. All you need is one good quarter to light a fire under this stock. But, waiting for that one good quarter is a big risk, and as a risk-adverse investor, I'm more comfortable sitting on the sidelines with this name. The Numbers Aren't GoodBroadly speaking, the numbers at Express just aren't good.Comparable sales growth is negative. Comps came in at down 6% in the quarter, versus the consensus estimate for a 3.3% drop. Worse yet, it's not like this negative comp is the result of a bad retail environment.Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) reported a 3% comp in the overlapping period. American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) recorded a 6% comp. Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) had a 3% comp quarter, while Tilly's (NYSE:TLYS) said holiday comps rose nearly 6%.In other words, negative comps at Express is an Express-specific problem. That's not good. It gives credence to the theory that, as the traditional retail world is shrinking and giving way to the ecommerce world, consumers are increasingly passing up on shopping at Express. Long term, if this continues, that creates a pathway for Express to the retail graveyard.In other bad news, ecommerce sales growth slowed sharply to 5% in the fourth quarter, down from what was a streak for 20%-plus and 30%-plus digital sales growth quarters. Merchandise margins fell back 150 basis points due to promotional activity. The SG&A rate keeps going up against falling sales.Occupancy costs are rising, too. Cash on the balance sheet in falling. Meanwhile, the first quarter guide calls for a 10% drop in comparable sales and for profits to swing from a narrow gain in the year ago quarter, to a wide loss this quarter.Overall, there wasn't much, if any, good in the Q4 earnings report. That's not to say that a turnaround isn't in the cards. But, it is to say that a turnaround looks increasingly unlikely, especially considering most other mall retailers are bouncing back, and Express is not. Long Term Value Is ElusiveBecause the numbers have been bad for so long and continue to be bad in an environment that is largely favorable for retailers (healthy economy, healthy consumer confidence, low unemployment, big wage gains, so on and so forth), the long term value behind EXPR stock is elusive.On one hand, this is a company which could miraculously leverage celebrity endorsements, real estate optimization, and reinvigorated ecommerce growth to drive a big turnaround in sales and margins. In that scenario, Express could realistically net $0.50 in EPS within the next several years, making today's $5 price tag seem rather anemic, especially considering about half the current market cap is covered by cash on the balance sheet.On the other hand, sales may not turnaround anytime soon. Margins may keep falling, and expense rates may keep rising. If so, EPS will likely be stuck in the $0.25 range for the foreseeable future, making today's $5 price tag actually seem steep, especially considering that the big cash balance is only going down (cash and equivalents have been chopped in half over the past several years).At this point in time, it's unclear which one of those scenarios will come true. If anything, the bear thesis has more merit than the bull thesis given the Q4 numbers. As such, Express stock isn't worth the risk here. Bottom Line on Express StockWith really beaten up retail stocks like Express, all you need is one good quarter to light a fire under the stock and spark a huge rally. But, investors have been waiting for that quarter from Express for a long time. Most signs indicate this wait won't be over anytime soon. That's why I'm more comfortable on the sidelines when it comes to EXPR.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long URBN and TLYS. 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  • Urban Outfitters Is a Mixed Bag After Earnings, but URBN Stock Is a Buy
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    Urban Outfitters Is a Mixed Bag After Earnings, but URBN Stock Is a Buy

    Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) CEO Richard Hayne delivered record results March 5. Yet, investors couldn't help feeling this was as good as it's going to get for the specialty retailer, suggesting now might not be the best time to consider URBN stock.Source: Shutterstock That's probably the wrong way to look at it for lots of reasons. I happen to believe this makes it the perfect time. As I said, Urban Outfitters delivered record results in fiscal 2019. A fact Hayne wasn't shy about stating in the specialty retailer's earnings release. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"The fourth quarter closed what was an incredibly successful year for URBN and all of our brands," Hayne said. "I want to thank our associates worldwide for producing a record year and for their dedication, drive and creativity." A Closer LookAll three brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People delivered increased sales in 2019, leading to a 9.3% increase in total sales during the year to just shy of $4 billion. On the direct-to-consumer front, same-store sales increased 8% in 2019 with double-digit growth from its online business. In wholesale, sales grew by 10% in the fiscal year, but still represents a tiny piece (9%) of its overall business. As brick-and-mortar goes, so goes URBN. On the bottom line, Urban Outfitters had a net income of $298 million, or $2.72 a share, 175.1% higher than a year earlier. In terms of margins, gross profits were 34.1% of revenue, 160 basis points higher than last year; operating margins were 9.7%, 250 bps higher than fiscal 2017, and net margins were 450 bps higher at 7.5%.You can thank the corporate tax rate cut for that last one. On the balance sheet, it finished the year with no debt and $638 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities. That's up 43% from $447 million a year earlier. In terms of store openings, it opened seven net new stores in 2019, finishing the year with 625 company- and franchisee-owned retail locations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The FutureWhile Hayne was upbeat on the company's conference call, he did admit that business so far in 2019 hasn't been nearly as strong as it was in last year's first quarter of the year. Hayne doesn't see any black clouds ahead, merely that investors ought not to expect nearly as much growth in same-store sales in fiscal 2019. "Over the past year, I've talked about strong tailwinds and a change in fashion silhouette as forces favorably impacting our business," Hayne said in the Q4 2019 conference call. "Today I believe those winds would be more accurately characterized as gentle breezes -- still positive, but certainly less impactful."The one thing I've learned about covering retail is business can get better or worse in a hurry. Therefore, I wouldn't read anything negative into Hayne's comments. It's just the reality of an ever-changing retail industry. Hayne was quick to point out that all three of its brands had missteps transitioning from winter-to-spring apparel, hurting its overall revenue growth, but the company's on top of those issues.For fiscal 2020, while Hayne didn't give a full-year outlook for same-store sales, he did say that in the first quarter they should be flat to low, single-digit negative. By comparison, same-store sales grew by 10% in Q1 2019.That's what has investors worried about the future of URBN stock. It's quite understandable. Why Buy URBN Stock? In fiscal 2019, Urban Outfitters repurchased 3.5 million of its shares at an average price of $34.57 a share. In fiscal 2018, it repurchased 8.1 million of URBN stock at an average price of $19.38 a share.So, throughout the 24 months, URBN paid an average of $23.97 for its stock, a return on investment of 12.5% on an annualized basis. I don't know about you, but I'll take a 12% annual total return every day of the week.Bottom line, Urban Outfitters might be expecting slower growth in fiscal 2020, but business is still good. Trading with a PEG ratio of 0.7 and below its historical norms for all significant financial metrics, URBN stock is a buy.Below $30, it's a steal.As of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks Already Rewarding Shareholders In 2019 * The 10 Best-Performing ETFs This Year * 7 Stocks That Should Be Worried About a Data Dividend Compare Brokers The post Urban Outfitters Is a Mixed Bag After Earnings, but URBN Stock Is a Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) are trading sharply higher on Wednesday ahead of the company's highly anticipated fourth-quarter earnings report. As of this writing, AEO stock is up more than 5% ahead of earnings.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)The reason for the pre-earnings move higher in AEO stock? Mall retail peers Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) and Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) have both reported strong holiday quarter numbers over the past 24 hours.Those strong numbers come on the heels of fellow retailers Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT), Ross Stores (NYSE:ROST), and others also reporting strong holiday quarter numbers.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe broad takeaway from all those reports? The retail environment remains healthy right now, defined by positive comparable sales growth and stabilizing to improving margins. * 9 Trade War Stocks to Sell on U.S.-China Deal News For a long time, American Eagle has differentiated itself as one of the best retailers in an otherwise troubled retail landscape due to its unique product offering, high brand equity, and red-hot Aerie business. Now, that retail landscape is dramatically improving. This is a rising tide that will lift all boats, American Eagle included.As such, American Eagle's fourth-quarter numbers should be quite good. With AEO stock trading at just 13 forward earnings ahead of those numbers, the valuation is reasonable enough to support a fairly sizable post-earnings rally in AEO stock. As such, it looks likely that AEO stock pops after the bell on Wednesday. All Signs Point to a Beat-and-Raise QuarterEverything I'm looking at implies that American Eagle is set to report a beat-and-raise fourth-quarter earnings report after the bell.First, we already know American Eagle had an awesome holiday season. AEO reported in early January that fourth-quarter comparable sales were up 6% quarter-to-date, an impressive mark, especially against a tough up-8% lap. It's unlikely that comparable sales trends have slowed since then, considering that consumer confidence has only improved since the holidays as financial markets have stabilized.Second, mall retail is firing on all cylinders right now. Mall retail peers Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch both reported strong fourth-quarter numbers that included positive and healthy comparable sales growth alongside margin improvements. Abercrombie & Fitch management also delivered a really healthy fiscal 2019 guide. American Eagle's numbers tend to track Urban and Abercrombie's numbers, which makes sense given the heavy overlap in product type, real estate, and target demographic. As such, strong sales and margin numbers at URBN and ANF imply that AEO could be due to report equally strong sales and margins numbers.Third, the whole retail scene is firing on all cylinders, too. Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch weren't the only retailers to report strong holiday sales and margin numbers. Walmart and Target did, too. As did Ross Stores. And many more. Across the board, the read on the retail landscape right now is that sales trends are improving, margins are stabilizing, and healthy profit growth is coming back into the picture.Fourth, it looks like American Eagle continues to grow market share. The only mall retail name that hasn't reported great numbers this holiday season is L Brands (NYSE:LB). Specifically, Victoria's Secret reported weak holiday numbers, with fourth-quarter comparable sales dropping 3%.Over the past several years, as Victoria's Secret has struggled to sell bombshell beauty products, American Eagle's Aerie brand has grown by leaps and bounds through selling natural beauty products. It appears this trend is still alive and well, meaning Aerie could be due to report another monster quarter. The Valuation Supports a RallyAll the data points imply that American Eagle is set to report a very good quarter defined by healthy comparable sales growth and healthy margin expansion. But, will those strong numbers be enough to cause a rally in AEO stock?They should. AEO stock is trading at just 13 forward earnings. That is a below average multiple, both across the whole market and for apparel retail stocks. Thus, AEO stock trades at a relative discount, meaning that if American Eagle does report strong Q4 numbers, those strong numbers will converge on a discounted valuation. That convergence almost always causes stock rallies.As such, it appears that not only is American Eagle ready to report good numbers, but it also appears that those numbers will be good enough to spark a rally in AEO stock. Bottom Line on AEO StockEverything points to American Eagle reporting strong holiday quarter numbers. If so, the valuation is low enough to warrant a big post-earnings rally in AEO stock. As with all earnings plays, this is a risky situation that could the other way. But, the risk-reward profile rests on the side of the bulls.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long AEO, TGT and ROST. 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  • InvestorPlace21 days ago

    Urban Outfitters Earnings: URBN Stock Dips Despite Profit Beat

    Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) posted its latest quarterly figures on Tuesday after Wall Street closed, with URBN stock moving downwards despite a strong end to its fiscal 2018 on the earnings front.The apparel chain reported a fourth-quarter profit of roughly $86.4 million, or 80 cents per share, which smashed its year-ago earnings of $1.3 million, or a penny per share. On an adjusted basis when taking into account changes to the U.S. tax code and other items, the brand's profit was 83 cents per share.Analysts were calling for Urban Outfitters to announce a profit of about 79 cents per share, according to a survey conducted by FactSet. Revenue was also strong at $1.13 billion, ahead of the $1.09 billion that it raked in during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe Wall Street guidance called for the brand to rake in sales of $1.13 billion, according to data compiled by FactSet. "The fourth quarter closed what was an incredibly successful year for URBN and all of our brands," said CEO Richard A. Hayne.For its first quarter of the new fiscal year, Wall Street analysts are predicting earnings of roughly 39 cents a share on total sales of $879 million.URBN stock was up about 0.5% during regular trading hours as the company geared up to report its results for the period. Shares then slid roughly 4% after the bell on Tuesday despite an earnings beat and in-line revenue. More From InvestorPlace * 10 Blue-Chip Stocks to Lead the Market * 7 IPOs to Get Excited for in 2019 * 9 Best Stocks to Buy on U.S.-China Trade Optimism Compare Brokers The post Urban Outfitters Earnings: URBN Stock Dips Despite Profit Beat appeared first on InvestorPlace.