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June 16, 2014
07:44 EDTTIF, CHS, ANN, TJX, GES, AEO, ROST, ANFA&F, Chico's, Guess most attractive LBO candidates, says Jefferies
Jefferies says its analysis shows that Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Guess (GES) and Chico's FAS (CHS) are the most attractive leveraged buyout candidates in the Specialty Retailing space. The companies that looked the least attractive were Ross Stores (ROST), TJX (TJX) and Tiffany (TIF). Jefferies believes American Eagle (AEO), Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Inc (ANN), Chico's and Guess are most likely candidates to be taken private. The firm expects Retailing stocks to perform better in the second half of 2014 and says A&F remains its top pick in the space.
News For ANF;GES;CHS;ROST;TJX;TIF;AEO;ANN From The Last 14 Days
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August 18, 2015
11:43 EDTTJXTJX says will 'tread lightly' before expanding to more countries
11:24 EDTTJXTJX still sees buying back $1.8B-$1.9B of stock this year
Says entering 2H in "excellent" inventory position. Continues to see buying back $1.8B-$1.9B of TJX stock this year. Says adjusting price, mix "the right thing to do for our business." Says on track to open first two stores in the Netherlands this fall. Says planned acquisition of Trade Secret fits into "clear vision." Sees Q3 gross profit margin 28.5%-28.7%. Expects Q3 underlying merchandise margins to remain healthy. Sees Q3 tax rate 37.5%, net interest expense about $12M. Sees FY16 gross profit margin approx. 28.5%. Sees "slight increase" in merchandise margins for FY16. Says expects currency exchange rates will remain unchanged from beginning of Q3. TJX is up 5.61% to $75.66 in morning trading.
11:23 EDTTJXTJX sees Q4 EPS 96c-98c, SSS up 2%-3%
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11:20 EDTTJXTJX sees Q3 sales $7.6B-$7.7B, consensus $7.67B
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10:51 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle August volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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10:00 EDTAEO, ANF, CHSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research... Abiomed (ABMD) initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital... Aeropostale (ARO) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... American Eagle (AEO) initiated with an Outperform, Top Pick at Wolfe Research... American Electric (AEP) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Benefitfocus (BNFT) initiated with an Overweight at First Analysis... Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Capitala Finance (CPTA) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Chico's (CHS) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Children's Place (PLCE) initiated with an Outperform at Wolfe Research... Chimerix (CMRX) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... Ciena (CIEN) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Crane (CR) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Entergy (ETR) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... Express (EXPR) initiated with an Outperform, Top Pick at Wolfe Research... Finisar (FNSR) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Francesca's (FRAN) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Gap (GPS) initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research... Infinera (INFN) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... International Game (IGT) initiated with a Buy at Union Gaming... Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... L Brands (LB) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Luca Technologies (LUCA) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Lumentum (LITE) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... M/A-COM (MTSI) reinstated with a Buy at Jefferies... MRV Communications (MRVC) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Michael Kors (KORS) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... NN, Inc. (NNBR) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... NeoPhotonics (NPTN) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Oclaro (OCLR) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Scientific Games (SGMS) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... SolarCity (SCTY) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Summit Materials (SUM) initiated with a Neutral at Citi... Tech Data (TECD) initiated with an Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Urban Outfitters (URBN) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Zumiez (ZUMZ) initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research... lululemon (LULU) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research.
09:49 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch falls to fresh multi-year lows
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09:34 EDTANNAnn Inc. to host special shareholder meeting
Special Shareholder Meeting to vote on the acquisition of Ann by Ascena Retail Group whereby Ann will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascena will be held in New York on August 19 at 8 am.
08:46 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch confirms new leadership team for A&F brand
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08:36 EDTTJXTJX says Q3 'off to a solid start'
08:36 EDTTJXTJX raises FY16 EPS view to $3.24-$3.28 from $3.21-$3.27
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08:35 EDTTJXTJX sees Q3 EPS 80c-82c, consensus 89c
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08:34 EDTTJXTJX reports Q2 EPS 80c, consensus 76c
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05:55 EDTANFAbercrombie to create six new roles in management revamp, WSJ reports
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August 17, 2015
17:04 EDTCHSChico's initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
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17:02 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research
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17:00 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle initiated with an Outperform, Top Pick at Wolfe Research
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14:48 EDTTJXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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10:55 EDTTIFOptions with increasing implied volatility
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07:57 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle multiple decline overdone, says Stifel
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