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March 7, 2014
10:45 EDTFINL, FLFoot Locker rises after quarterly earnings beat expectations
Shares of shoe and apparel retailer Foot Locker (FL) are rising after the company reported fourth quarter earnings that beat the consensus estimate. WHAT'S NEW: Foot Locker reported fourth quarter adjusted earnings per share of 82c, which beat analysts' consensus expectation of 76c. The company reported fourth quarter revenue of $1.79B which beat the consensus estimate of $1.76B. Foot Locker also reported comparable store sales in the fourth quarter rose 5.3%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During the company's earnings conference call, Foot Locker said comparable stores sales are up low double digits so far in the first quarter. Foot Locker is planning for a mid single digit same-store sales gain for FY14, including a mid single digit same-store gain in each quarter. The company expects its earnings per share to grow by a double-digit percentage during FY14, it added. The company says it has $371M left on its share repurchase program and says it was "active" in executing it during the end of 2013. Foot Locker expects its share count to continue decreasing as the program is executed. ANALYST OPINION: Following the company's report, analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on Foot Locker shares to $48 from $45. Deutsche Bank noted the company's FY14 guidance was in-line with Street expectations, unlike most retailers, and the firm reiterated its Buy rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: During mid-morning trading, shares of Foot Locker rose $2.70, or 6.32%, to $45.43. ANOTHER TO WATCH: Shares of another footwear retailer, Finish Line (FL), were up 2.8% to $28.29 in mid-morning trading.
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April 27, 2015
08:21 EDTFINL, FLBofA/Merrill retail/consumer analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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April 21, 2015
10:27 EDTFLFoot Locker announces partnership with PENSOLE
Foot Locker announced that they have entered into a collaboration with PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy to invest in the next generation of footwear by fostering innovation and creativity in the classroom. Foot Locker and PENSOLE will partner with ASICS Tiger on their first initiative this summer.
April 14, 2015
10:10 EDTFINLRunning Specialty Group enters exclusive agreement with PEAR Sports
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