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What: Shares of teen retailer The Buckle
So what: Despite solid revenue growth of 11.8%, Buckle's first-quarter profit of $33.5 million, or $0.71 per share, came in below the average analyst estimate of $0.73 per share. That doesn't seem like a particularly big miss, but given how nicely Buckle's shares had been rallying over the past several months, it's obvious that Mr. Market is starting to expect a whole lot more.
Now what: I'd look into this quarterly miss as a possible long-term opportunity. Buckle's merchandise continues to have strong growth as evidenced by its market-beating top line and still boasts operating margins double that of rivals Abercrombie & Fitch
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