Saddling Up a Coach Play

Retail is simply all over the place out there. Ulta Salon (ULTA) posted a fairly solid quarter, although I thought guidance left something to be desired. Still, there is enough of a cult following and short interest that the stock is up over $6 today -- after being up as much as $8 earlier.

On the flip side of the coin is Aeropostale (ARO). The company not only missed estimates for the current quarter, but management tossed out some kitchen-sink guidance. In other words, the guidance for next quarter is absolutely terrible with a big miss, store closings and the prospect of a sale of the company pretty much off the table in the near future. I would say all is not lost though....285 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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