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January 30, 2014
06:18 EDTBURBY, LVMUY, COHWomen in China altering fashion scene, Bloomberg reports
In China, women have begun to catch up to men when it comes to luxury shopping, reports Bloomberg. Bain & Co. valued China’s domestic luxury market at about $19B in 2013. As such, firms like Chanel and LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton are increasing floor space for women’s wear. Reference Link
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July 24, 2014
11:50 EDTLVMUYLVMH Moet Hennessy reports 1H profit EU 2.58B vs. EU 2.71B last year
Reports 1H revenue EU 14.01B vs. EU 13.63B last year. LVMH said, "Organic revenue growth was 5% compared to the same period in 2013. The Group continued to grow in the United States and Asia. Europe demonstrated resilience despite a still challenging economic environment. With organic growth of 3%, the second quarter showed comparable regional trends to the first quarter, except in Japan, which had experienced particularly strong growth during the first quarter."
10:51 EDTCOHStocks with call strike movement; COH GILD
Coach (COH) November 39 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 30, Gilead (GILD) January 110 call option implied volatility decreased 5% to 30 according to IVolatility.
10:39 EDTCOHCoach view changed to Mixed from Negative at OTR Global (pre-open)
July 18, 2014
11:45 EDTCOHJefferies sees further risk for Michael Kors despite recent decline
Michael Kors' (KORS) margin pressures and slowing same-store sales growth, along with high expectations for the company, are reasons to be cautious on the stock, research firm Jefferies wrote in a note to investors today. The firm cut its price target on the luxury accessories retailer to $80 from $95. WHAT'S NEW: Michael Kors' same-store sales are slowing, while the company's gross margins are coming under pressure due to increased discounts of its products and its roll out of new stores, Jefferies analyst Randal Konik wrote. Additionally, investors' high expectations for the company will make it difficult for the stock to appreciate even if its results beat expectations, the analyst stated. Even with shares pulling back over the past few days, Konik says risk remains skewed to the downside and kept a Hold rating on the stock. Of note, this is the second time in two weeks that Jefferies cut its estimates for the company. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Expressing a very different outlook yesterday on Michael Kors was Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss. Michael Kors is "one of the least discounted brands available during the seasonal clearance period ahead of early fall shipments" according to Buss, who wrote that he was "compelled" by the recent decline in the stock. The analyst reiterated a $107 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. OTHERS TO WATCH: The company's competitors include Kate Spade (KATE) and Coach (COH). PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Michael Kors was nearly flat near $82 per share.
10:03 EDTBURBYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Andersons (ANDE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Brunswick (BC) upgraded at B. Riley... Burberry (BURBY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Colfax (CFX) upgraded at Stifel... ITV Plc (ITVPF) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Olin Corp. (OLN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Plexus (PLXS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... Resources Connection (RECN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR) upgraded at RW Baird... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum... easyJet (ESYJY) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.
05:19 EDTBURBYBurberry upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas
July 17, 2014
13:14 EDTCOHMichael Kors rises after analyst sees less discounting than peers
Shares of accessories designer Michael Kors (KORS) are slightly higher in a down market after Credit Suisse said that the company's brands are less likely to be on sale than those of its competitors. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors, Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss wrote that Michael Kors' products are "one of the least discounted brands available during the seasonal clearance period ahead of early fall shipments." At mid-tier department stores, 25% of Michael Kors' products are on sale with an average markdown of 27%, Buss reported. On average, 35% of the products of the company's peers are on sale, at an average discount of 27%, the analyst stated. Additionally, Michael Kors' channel strategy provides it with multiple advantages, including brand integrity and limits on markdowns, Buss believes. Buss wrote that he was "compelled" by the recent drop in the stock, and reiterated a $107 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Also upbeat on Michael Kors today was research firm Canaccord. Markdowns of the company's products are not any larger than last year, and concerns about large discounts on its products have created a buying opportunity, the firm contended. Canaccord continues to believe that the accessories maker has strong long-term growth opportunities, and it kept a $123 price target and Buy rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Michael Kors gained 2% to $83. Two of the company's competitors, Coach (COH) and Kate Spade (KATE), rose fractionally.
July 15, 2014
12:31 EDTCOHMichael Kors sinks after analysts issue bearish notes
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