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April 11, 2014
13:36 EDTANF, TLYS, GPS, APP, AEOGap falls after experiencing sharp decline in March SSS
Shares of apparel retailer Gap (GPS) are tumbling after the company reported a sharp decline in its March same-store sales yesterday. WHAT'S NEW: Gap reported that its same-store-sales in March declined 6% versus a 1% decrease last year. Broken down by division, same-store-sales for Gap Global were down 7% versus flat last year, Banana Republic Global declined 4% compared to a 1% gain last year and Old Navy Global fell 7% versus a 2% decline last year. Gap also reaffirmed its FY14 earnings per share view of $2.90-$2.95, which is slightly below analysts' consensus of $2.96. Last month, the retailer said that it expected March to be negatively impacted due to Easter occurring in April this year versus March last year. ANALYST REACTION: Today, Janney Capital downgraded Gap to Neutral from Buy and said the retailer's inventory continues to grow faster than sales and that promotions continue to infer a highly competitive backdrop. The firm lowered its fair value estimate for shares to $41 from $50. Janney Capital analysts Adrienne Tennant and Gabriella Carbone said that they expect the retail environment for Gap to still be challenging in the first half of FY14 and feel that SG&A control, margin-driven incentives, and ongoing buyback activity are imperative to help fuel earnings per share. Based on the weak patterns so far in the first quarter, the analysts said that they are lowering their estimates for the quarter to $2.89 from $2.95, consensus $2.96. They are also lowering their FY15 earnings per share view to $3.18 from $3.30. To reflect the spring break/Easter shift from March into April, the analysts are projecting a 1% decline for April comp. OTHERS TO WATCH: Gap's competitors include American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), American Apparel (APP), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and Tilly’s (TLYS). PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, shares of Gap are down 79c, or 2.01%, to $38.50.
News For GPS;AEO;APP;ANF;TLYS From The Last 14 Days
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August 2, 2015
20:51 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel to vacate certain LA property, sees saving $2.1M annually
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July 31, 2015
10:38 EDTGPSGap calls active on renewed takeover chatter
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10:28 EDTGPSRumor: Gap moves up on renewed takeover chatter
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July 30, 2015
17:13 EDTTLYSTilly's disclosed resignation of COO
Tilly's disclosed, in a regulatory filing, that on July 28, Craig DeMerit, vice president, Chief Information Officer and COO, informed the company that he intends to resign from his current role, effective on August 28, to pursue other opportunities.
July 29, 2015
06:04 EDTAEOAeropostale downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
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July 28, 2015
19:40 EDTANFJudge rules lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch as 'class action', BI says
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July 27, 2015
19:31 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch to debut 'athleisure' clothing line, Racked says
Abercrombie & Fitch plans to debut a women's "athleisure" or activewear clothing line on July 29, reports Racked, citing company statements. Reference Link
07:22 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel close to bankruptcy, NY Post reports
American Apparel is on the brink of bankruptcy, the New York Post reports. The retailer is currently short on cash reserves and faces a large bond payment in less than three months, all in addition to piling legal bills over the Dov Charney lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment, the report says. Investors are bracing themselves for all-out bankruptcy when the company releases its quarterly earnings, the report adds. Reference Link
July 23, 2015
07:43 EDTANF, AEOStephens to hold a tour
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July 21, 2015
06:07 EDTGPSONUG: Yahoo hires VP of global network from Symantec
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