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Before the Bell Scans of Urban Outfitters, Express, Hot Topic, Guess', and Men's Wearhouse.

LONDON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Commerce Department will release its retail sales data for the month of March on Friday. Retail sales rose in the first two months of 2013 despite the expiration of payroll tax cuts at the start of the year. The main driver for retail sales growth has been an improvement in labor market. However, March's non-farm payrolls data suggests that the labor market did not make any significant progress last month. Expectations for March retail sales, therefore, are quite low. Apparel stores such as Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), Express Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), Hot Topic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTT), Guess? Inc. (NYSE: GES), and The Men's Wearhouse Inc. (NYSE: MW) will be hoping that March's disappointing jobs report was a one-off and that the recovery in the labor market will continue. Shares of all five companies edged higher on Wednesday, tracking gains in the broad market. StockCall has taken an interest in these companies and you can now sign up to download the free technical research on URBN, EXPR, HOTT, GES, and MW at

Shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. edged higher on Wednesday, extending their gains for the week. The stock touched an intra-day high of $41 before finishing the day 0.84% higher at $40.81 on volume of 1.14 million. The company's shares have gained more than 2% for the week. Shares of URBN are trading close to their 50-day moving average. The stock currently faces stiff resistance at around $42. The MACD chart for Urban Outfitters suggests that market sentiment is currently bullish on the stock. Sign up today to read the free research report on URBN at

Express Inc.'s shares rose sharply in yesterday's trading session. The stock closed 1.99% higher at $18.42 on volume of 932,521. The company's shares moved above their 50-day moving average as a result of the gains on Wednesday. This is a bullish signal. The stock's MACD has also crossed above the signal line, further confirming the bullish trend. Shares of EXPR currently face resistance at around $19. Register to download the free technical analysis on EXPR at

Shares of Hot Topic Inc. edged higher in Wednesday's session; however, the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.14% higher at $13.89 on volume of 678,762. It touched an intra-day high of $13.91 yesterday. Hot Topic's shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $13.95. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 44.20%, easily outperforming the S&P 500. However, the stock's MACD is currently trading below the signal line, which is a bearish signal. Free report on HOTT can be accessed by registering at

Guess? Inc.'s shares rose sharply yesterday, tracking gains in the broad market. The stock ended the day 2.79% higher at $26.13 on volume of 783,958. Guess? shares touched a 52-week high of $26.18 on Wednesday. The stock has seen a series of highs in the last few sessions, which is a bullish trend. The upbeat trend is further confirmed by the stock's MACD chart. Shares of GES have also crossed above their 200-day moving average. Register with StockCall and download the research on GES for free at

Shares of The Men's Wearhouse Inc. also rose sharply yesterday. The stock rose to an intra-day high of $33.95 before finishing the day 1.97% higher at $33.72 on volume of 936,598. Men's Wearhouse's shares have gained more than 8.70% so far in 2013, underperforming the S&P 500. The stock is currently trading more than 11.60% below its 52-week high. The company's shares, however, are trading well above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Read the full free research on MW by signing up to StockCall at

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