Urban Outfitters shares plunge on profit, sales miss

It was the first time in seven quarters that the company missed profit estimates.

Retail names that miss on quarterly estimates are getting punished this earnings season.

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Urban Outfitters is the latest as shares were chopped by 10 percent after profit and sales missed expectations.

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The retailer said net income fell to $55.7 million, or 56 cents a share, from $77.5 million, or 70 cents a share, in the prior year's period.

Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected earnings of 57 cents a share.

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It was the first time in seven quarters that the company missed profit estimates.

The company pointed to an increase in merchandise markdowns and higher labor costs as the reason.

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Sales were $987.5 million in the quarter, a 1.4 percent increase from the year earlier.

Analysts expected $1 billion in sales.

Same-store sales rose 3 percent, ahead of analysts' estimates.

The company operates Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Free People shops.

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Other retail disappointments this quarter are Kohl's, Macy's, Nordstrom and Home Depot, according to Dow Jones.