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What: Shares of Zumiez
So what: The earnings report wasn't nearly as bad as you might think with the stock down today. Revenue of $156.2 million beat estimates of $155.7 million and earnings per share of $0.49 beat estimates by a penny. It was the first-quarter outlook of an EPS loss of $0.03 to flat that disappointed investors today.
Now what: Analysts only expected earnings of a penny, but with Zumiez's range below that, investors got a little worried. It was this kind of outlook that made Zumiez a Motley Fool Big Short short-sale pick, and a cloud appears to be hanging over trendy retailers. Aeropostale
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