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Rising Star Stock - Wednesday March 4th

Rising Star Stock - Wednesday March 4th

In this feature the traders reveal their favorite rising star stock. Find out why Karen Finerman thinks a clothing store could leave your portfolio - well, looking good.

This weeks rising star stock is America Eagle Outfitters .

According to the company's website, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.,offers high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices. The American Eagle Outfitters brand targets 15 to 25 year old girls and guys, with 954 stores in the U.S. and Canada

Here are some more particulars:

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO)

-Based in Pittsburgh, PA
-Sector: Services
-Industry:Retail Apparel
-Market Cap of $2 Bln
-52-Week High $21.95
-52-Week Low $6.98
-Down 54% Over Last 52 Weeks

Why is this firm a rising star stock?

"I’m intrigued by retail in general because it is so out of favor," explains Karen Finerman. However if you watch Fast Money reguarly you know that the Chairwoman won't touch a retailer that doesn't have their books in order.

So it comes as little surprise that Finerman is impressed by American Eagle's balance sheet. "The company has significant scale and tons of cash," she explains. And Finerman also thinks "they should be able to contain some of their costs such as rent expense."

With so much going for it, American Eagle is this week's rising star stock.


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Trader disclosure: On Feb. 23rd, 2008, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders Najarian Owns (GE) Puts; Najarian Owns (GDX) & (GDX) Short Calls; Najarian Owns (HPQ) Calls; Najarian Owns (MSFT) & (MSFT) Short Calls; Najarian Owns (MS) & (MS) Short Calls; Najarian Owns (X) Put Spread; Najarian Owns (WFC) & (WFC) Calls; Seymour Owns (AA), (BAC), (EEM), (FXI); Seymour Is Short (NUE); Seymour's Firm Owns (PCU); Adami Owns (AGU), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Finerman's Firm Owns (WFC) Preferred; Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (RIG); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (MDX), (SPY), (BBT), (VNO)