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May 13, 2014
20:25 EDTDE, DE, M, M, VIP, VIP, COTY, COTY, KATE, KATE, PF, PF, SODA, SODANotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Deere (DE), consensus $2.48; Macy's (M), consensus 59c; VimpelCom (VIP), consensus ; Coty (COTY), consensus 9c; Kate Spade (KATE), consensus (4c); Pinnacle Foods (PF), consensus 35c; SodaStream (SODA), consensus 1c.
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July 23, 2014
09:02 EDTMMacy's reports new initiates in multi-year program to enhance sustainability
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July 18, 2014
18:12 EDTMVisa, MasterCard denied bid to dismiss opt-out swipe fee suits, Bloomberg says
Merchants that opted out of the swipe-fee settlement brought their own suits, which Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) were not approved to dismiss, Bloomberg reports. Merchants such as Target (TGT) and Macy’s (M) pursued their cases after dropping out of an earlier settlement over swipe fees, Bloomberg added. Reference Link
11:45 EDTKATEJefferies 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.
08:35 EDTSODASodaStream August volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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July 17, 2014
13:14 EDTKATEMichael 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.
07:19 EDTSODASodaStream estimates lowered on weaker Q2 sales trends at KeyBanc
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July 15, 2014
12:31 EDTKATEMichael Kors sinks after analysts issue bearish notes
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10:00 EDTPFOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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05:51 EDTPFPinnacle Foods reinstated with a Neutral at Goldman
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July 11, 2014
14:23 EDTDELatest USDA report still suggests lower crop cash receipts, says Wells Fargo
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10:04 EDTDEDeere June sales trends relatively weak, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo said that Deere underperformed the industry's weak tractor sales in the U.S. and Canada in June, but that its combine sales outperformed, noting that the monthly data was likely influenced by difficult year-over-year comparisons. The firm continues to believe that large ag equipment demand will weaken this year and next and keeps its Underperform rating on Deere.
05:10 EDTDEDeere: June U.S./Canada utility tractor retail sales flat
Deere says June U.S./Canada row-crop tractor retail sales down more than industry; June U.S./Canada 4WD tractor retail sales down more than industry; June U.S./Canada combines retail sales down double digits, less than the industry. Information from slides presentation.
July 9, 2014
10:02 EDTKATEOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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05:41 EDTCOTYCoty announces new organizational structure
Coty announced a new organizational structure that aims to reinforce the company's growth path and strengthen its position as a global leader in beauty. The organization design will evolve from two stand-alone divisions, Coty Prestige and Coty Beauty, to a more integrated model built around categories and regions while maintaining prestige and mass differentiation and unique treatment in brand building, product development and sales execution where it represents a critical success factor. The move is expected to bring a more holistic view of consumer evolution and growth opportunities by product category, resulting in a sharper innovation approach. This global effort is also expected to improve coordination and resource allocation between channels and markets, and to increase focus on specific consumer and retailer needs of each region. Further, it will eliminate duplication, ultimately bringing operational efficiencies to help accelerate Coty's path to profitable growth and generate additional resources to be re-invested behind Coty's power brands and strategic markets.

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