Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) reports earnings next Thursday, and in this segment of Friday's Investor Beat, Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross discusses why he's looking at the stock this week. Shares were crushed when the company reported preliminary earnings a couple weeks ago, citing similar difficulties to other apparel retailers including the winter weather this quarter and the overall retail environment. Ron will be watching closely to see where the company actually lands next week.

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