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March 26, 2014
11:40 EDTDLIA, BKE, CACH, TLYS, FRANFrancesca's sinks after results, guidance trail expectations
Shares of Francesca's (FRAN), which operates retail boutiques offering fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts, are falling after the company's fourth quarter results and first quarter guidance trailed expectations. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Francesca's reported Q4 adjusted earnings per share of 27c and revenue of $92.1M, compared to expectations of 28c and $94.33M, respectively. The company reported Q4 same store sales declined 6%. Francesca's forecast Q1 EPS of 20c-24c and Q1 revenue of $85M-$90M, compared to expectations of 28c and $92.05M, respectively. The company forecast Q1 SSS to be down in the low single-digits to up in the low single-digits. The company plans to open approximately 60 new boutiques during Q1. For fiscal year 2014, Francesca's sees EPS of $1.16-$1.31, compared to consensus $1.26, and FY14 revenue of $391M-$409M, versus consensus of about $405M. Francesca's CEO Neill Davis stated, "The headwinds our business experienced as we progressed through January have continued into Q1, impacting our ability to clear through seasonal fall and winter products and resulting in the delay of spring season full-price selling. Although initial customer reaction to our spring apparel fashion is strong, clarity and timing of Spring 2014 customer buying trends remain uncertain." PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Francesca's fell $2.71, or about 13%, to $18.15 on more than twice its average daily trading volume. Including today's slide, the stock has lost about 40% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other specialty fashion and accessory retailers include Cache (CACH), dELiA's (DLIA), The Buckle (BKE) and Tilly's (TLYS).
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May 29, 2015
09:03 EDTTLYSTilly's should be bought on any weakness, says Roth Capital
After Tilly's reported in-line Q1 results but provided weaker than expected Q2 guidance, Roth Capital says the company is showing limited signs of structural or fundamental weakness.The firm is upbeat on the company's outlook partly because of its store refreshes, meaningful store growth outlook, and fast-growing e-commerce presence. Roth keeps a $15 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
May 28, 2015
13:19 EDTTLYSOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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07:16 EDTTLYSTilly's weakness a buying opportunity, says Brean Capital
Brean Capital would use any weakness in Tilly's following Q1 results as a buying opportunity. The firm noted its earnings beat as well as a slowdown in sales in heritage markets coupled with higher than expected inventories. Brean Capital believes the sales slowdown was weather related and it foresees margin upside. Brean Capital reiterated its Buy rating and $18 price target on Tilly's shares.
May 27, 2015
19:14 EDTTLYSOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:04 EDTTLYSTilly's sees Q2 EPS 1c-5c, consensus 8c
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16:03 EDTTLYSTilly's reports Q1 EPS 5c, consensus 4c
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15:30 EDTTLYSNotable companies reporting after market close
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May 26, 2015
07:44 EDTTLYSTilly's positioned for significant operating margin leverage, says Brean Capital
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May 22, 2015
09:57 EDTBKEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:08 EDTBKEThe Buckle upgraded to Sector Weight from Underweight at KeyBanc
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May 21, 2015
07:15 EDTBKEThe Buckle reports Q1 EPS 70c, consensus 78c
Reports Q1 revenue $271.3M, consensus $273.51M. Comparable store net sales for the 13-week period decreased 2.2% from comparable store net sales for the prior year 13-week period.
May 20, 2015
15:00 EDTBKENotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Dollar Tree (DLTR), consensus 75c... Best Buy (BBY), consensus 29c... Advance Auto Parts (AAP), consensus $2.48... Patterson Companies (PDCO), consensus 65c... Donaldson Company (DCI), consensus 35c... Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (BAH), consensus 33c... The Buckle (BKE), consensus 78c... Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO), consensus 39c... Brady Corp. (BRC), consensus 37c... Trina Solar (TSL), consensus 9c... Quality Systems (QSII), consensus 15c... Kirkland's (KIRK), consensus 11c... Bon-Ton Stores (BONT), consensus ($1.56).
May 19, 2015
16:03 EDTTLYSTilly's appoints Michael Henry as CFO
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