News headlines about Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Alpha One, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Urban Outfitters earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the apparel retailer an impact score of 83 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN)

Shares of Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ URBN) traded down 0.50% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $18.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,449,163 shares. The company has a market cap of $2.09 billion, a PE ratio of 10.56 and a beta of 0.63. Urban Outfitters has a 52-week low of $16.19 and a 52-week high of $40.80. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $20.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $24.95.

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 16th. The apparel retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $761.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $768.95 million. Urban Outfitters had a net margin of 5.66% and a return on equity of 15.88%. Urban Outfitters’s revenue for the quarter was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.25 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Urban Outfitters will post $1.44 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on URBN. MKM Partners lowered Urban Outfitters from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, February 27th. Vetr lowered Urban Outfitters from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.87 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, February 27th. Wunderlich reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective (down previously from $32.00) on shares of Urban Outfitters in a report on Monday, March 6th. Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of Urban Outfitters in a report on Tuesday, March 7th. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group decreased their price objective on Urban Outfitters from $31.00 to $28.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $26.22.

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About Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters, Inc is a lifestyle specialty retail company. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Wholesale. The Company’s Retail segment consists of its Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Bhldn brands, whose merchandise is sold to its customers through retail stores, Websites, mobile applications, catalogs and customer contact centers.

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