There are some classic movie lines that just don't belong in casual conversation about one's portfolio.
"You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do you punk?"
No. Punk, metal, and Goth haven Hot Topic
"We'll always have Paris."
Sure. Good luck trying to convince Disney
"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, Too!"
Rubbish! You can say a lot of things about specialty retailer Too
Last night the company announced that a healthy back-to-school shopping season found the mall staple's comps climbing by roughly 5% over the past two months. That now has the company expecting earnings per share to come in between $1.05 and $1.07. It earned $0.82 a share last year.
Over the past year, the company's stock has been doing pretty much what its stores are doing -- trading in the teens. Technically, Too aims for the preteen market, which is a mostly underserved tweener niche.
That's a good thing, as the competition is much more fierce on the opposite ends. Gymboree
While Too may be trading essentially where it was when Limited pushed it toward its market debutante dance nearly six years ago, don't mistake the equity's stagnancy with dog breath. Too is doing quite well right now. It's got bite. Call the company's investor relations department and ask for some financials. I think you'll like what you hear -- and ultimately see. It may very well have you at "hello."
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is almost grateful that he's got two sons that lack fickle fashion sense. He does not own shares in any companies mentioned in this story.