Janney Montgomery Scott Maintains a 'Neutral' on Zumiez, Inc. (ZUMZ); What Weak July Comps Really Mean

August 2, 2012 9:21 AM EDT
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Janney Montgomery Scott maintains a 'Neutral' on Zumiez, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) price target of $41.00 (from $36.00).

Analyst, Adrienne Tennant, said, "After posting a July comp of 7.5%, this marks the first time that ZUMZ has missed a comp Street estimate since July of 2011.The last week of July was concerning, as comps slowed to +2.8%. However, we point out that the heart of back-to-school selling is yet to come, and we would expect a solid reacceleration in August and September...We believe the Blue Tomato acquisition provides room for future earnings growth.Our checks continue to reflect clean levels of inventory, both full price and clearance, and ZUMZ continues to be one of the least promotional teen retailers."

"We are maintaining our FY12 and FY13 EPS estimates; FY12 remains $1.59 (versus consensus of $1.62); and FY13 remains $1.78 (versus consensus of $1.84)."

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Shares of Zumiez, Inc. closed at $35.93 yesterday.

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