Nomura Securities Sees Trends Continuing To Be Difficult at Wet Seal, Inc. (WTSLA); Cutting FY12/13 Estimates

May 23, 2012 9:23 AM EDT
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Nomura Securities maintains a 'Neutral' on Wet Seal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WTSLA) price target lowered from $4 to $3.

Analyst, Paul Lejuez, said, "Business trends continue to be difficult. The company guided 2Q comps down 7-11% compared to down 8% in 1Q, despite an easier comparison. Mgmt also expects a loss of $0.03-$0.06 (vs consensus of a $0.01 gain) in the qtr. On the positive side, the company will be opening fewer Wet Seal stores and now expects to close 15-20 Arden B. stores as they come off lease in F12. We are reducing our F12E EPS from $0.15 to $0.03 and F13E from $0.16 to $0.04."

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Shares of Wet Seal, Inc. closed at $2.86 yesterday.

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