News that any deal talks were off the table sent shares of teen apparel company Abercrombie tumbling more than 21 percent Monday.
Abercrombie & Fitch terminated discussions about a potential deal following a review.
Sears laid out a rare profit, Abercrombie & Fitch sold more surfer-inspired apparel than expected and Best Buy got a jolt from electronics
A deal between the three could be reached within about a month, sources told the Wall Street Journal.
Amid a slew of retailers reporting earnings this week, retail stocks are largely trading in negative territory Friday.
Reports of a potential takeover send shares of Abercrombie & Fitch skyrocketing.
L Brands, the owner of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, says April comp sales fell 5 percent amid retail's latest woes.
Erin Murphy, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst, discusses where teens are spending their money this season.
Since January 2014, mall traffic has declined every month except for one, according to a new report by Cowen & Company analyst Oliver Chen.
L Brands shares are down nearly 30 percent this year as the company's financial guidance disappointed investors.
Retail stocks are still a favorite among some analysts, but others warn investors to stay away.
Debating the retail sector with Amplify ETFs Christian Magoon, with the bear position, and The Prudent Speculator's John Buckingham, with the bull position.
As retailers leave space behind, others are scooping up their best locations.
Abercrombie & Fitch's rebranding efforts are falling flat.
Aerie is looking to build on its momentum by opening 50 new stores in 2017, and going after a category that Victoria's Secret left behind.
Investors bolted from L Brands' stock Thursday, putting its shares on pace for the second-worst day in the company's history.
Retail leaders and trade groups are increasing the pressure they're putting on Washington, D.C., as it relates to a border adjustment tax.
Jefferies believes the anticipation of lower taxes in 2017 could present an investment opportunity among a group of stocks.
Many of the specialty apparel chains that presented at this week's ICR Conference spoke to the difficulties they are facing.
Many retailers reported choppiness in the all-important holiday selling season, with shoppers slowing their shopping more than expected.