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American Eagle Outfitters stock plummets on profit miss, paused dividend

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) stock slid by double-digits in Wednesday’s extended session after the company posted a disappointing second quarter earnings result. The Pennsylvania-based retailer posted significantly lighter than expected EPS alongside in-line revenue. Gross profit declined 26% from a particularly strong 2021 and reflected an over 11% margin contraction. “This is an unprecedented time…

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Retailers lower outlooks with discretionary spending under pressure

Discretionary apparel retailers proffered less-than-sunny earnings vistas this week, with Macy’s, Nordstrom, T.J. Maxx parent TJX, Victoria’s Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch all lowering their outlooks. Gap completely withdrew its second-half forecast on falling sales, while Urban Outfitters missed estimates.Why it matters: After a resurgence in 2021 — when the apparel industry saw one of…

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Zoom is struggling to convince consumers to pay, and the stock is sliding

Zoom Video Communications Inc. is struggling to convince people to pay for its videoconferencing service in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to a trimmed forecast and falling stock price Monday. Zoom ZM, -0.97% executives reduced their earnings and revenue guidance for the fiscal year Monday afternoon, and Zoom Chief Financial Officer Kelly…

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