American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF): The Roller Coaster Ride of Apparel Retail

With the recent pullback in American Eagle’s stock, it’s now trading with a P/E that’s at a 15% discount to Abercrombie.


American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)’s PEG ratio is also now at an ultra low 0.3. However, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)’s is even lower, at only 0.1. And Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN)’s is still well below one at 0.5. All three of these companies look to be solid investments in the apparel sector. There’s no promises that there won’t be more volatility to come for the industry, but it does appear that the apparel retailers are offering investors an opportune time to jump into the industry.

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