The company beat expectations with its quarterly profit, but slumping numbers take a toll on the stock.
As the mall crowd continues to turn up its nose at the retailer's stores, the company shifts to focus on outlets and international expansion.
Slows sales to start the holiday shopping season are causing some stores to offer marathon, pre-Christmas shopping hours and deep discounts.
The American Family Association is asking shoppers to avoid the chain because the holiday isn't mentioned in advertising.
Only a few have figured out frugal consumers.
This once-trendy name is facing headwinds, and it will struggle as it continues to mature.
The stock is climbing even as business gets worse. That doesn't bode well for the quarterly report Thursday.
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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