Black Friday 2013 came and went with the usual fanfare, officially marking the beginning of the busy holiday shopping season.
But even with Black Friday 2013 in the books, there is still a lot of shopping left for folks to do … and so many investor are looking to cash in.
Usually, the world’s biggest retailers are the stocks to watch and buy for such investors. But sometimes, the real stocks to watch are more obscure names like American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Francesca’s Holdings (FRAN), or Express (EXPR).
In fact, AEO stock, FRAN stock, and EXPR stock are especially hot stocks to watch this week, as all three companies will be reporting last quarter’s earnings within the next few days.
Should your Black Friday shopping list have included these names … and is it too late to step into a position in EXPR stock, AEO stock or FRAN stock headed into the busiest retailing period of the year? After all, Black Friday shopping is only a piece of the total retailing pie.
The answer for these three stocks to watch may largely depend on third-quarter numbers, and the outlook that accompanies those results. Here’s what you need to know now that Black Friday 2013 is over and earnings news is on the way for these three names.