Urban Outfitters rises aftermarket as 4th-quarter profit tops Wall Street expectations

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Urban Outfitters Inc. shares rose Monday after the retailer's fiscal fourth-quarter results surpassed Wall Street estimates.

The Philadelphia-based clothing and accessories retailer said its net income totaled $80.3 million, or 60 cents per share, in the quarter that ended on Jan. 31. Analysts expected Urban Outfitters to report a profit of 57 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research.

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Still, Urban Outfitters said its profit was hurt by lower initial prices on its merchandise and larger discounts.

Revenue was $1.01 billion, matching analysts' estimate.

For the year, the company behind Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People reported a profit of $232.4 million, or $1.68 per share, on $3.32 billion in revenue. The company's fiscal fourth quarter ended on Jan. 31.

Shares rose $1.08, or 2.7 percent, to $40.59 in aftermarket trading Monday. The stock has closed at $39.51 Monday, up 12 percent in 2015 while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has added 1 percent.

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