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May 15, 2014
12:48 EDTJCP, PVH, CBL, M, MSOEarnings Preview: Analyst sees J.C. Penney posting positive quarterly SSS
J. C. Penney Company (JCP) is scheduled to report first quarter earnings after the market close on Thursday, May 15, with a conference call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. J.C. Penney operates about 1,100 retail stores and jcp.com. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for a loss per share of ($1.25) on revenue of $2.71B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is ($1.50)-(95c) on revenue of $2.62B-$2.77B. LAST QUARTER: J. C. Penney reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of (68c), against estimates for (85c), on revenue of $3.78B, against estimates for $3.85B. Comparable store sales increased 2% for the quarter. The retailer forecast Q1 SSS up 3%-5% and said the gross margin would improve against the prior year period. For fiscal year 2014, J.C. Penney forecast SSS up in the mid-single digits with gross margin up slightly vs. the prior year. On its Q4 earnings conference call, the company said the most challenging part of its turnaround was "behind us" and said gross margin improvement would be stronger in the second half of 2014. NEWS: During the quarter, PVH Corporation (PVH) stated at a retail conference hosted by Nomura that it feels its business at J.C. Penney is strong and running "ahead of time." PVH's Chairman and CEO Manny Chirico said he expects more positive results from its brands at J.C. Penney and the company is encouraged by everything it has seen over the last 4 to 5 months at the retailer. During a business update held in April, CBL & Associates Properties (CBL), a real estate investment trust that operates regional shopping malls and other properties, said that it expects that "at some point" there will be more closures of J.C. Penney locations within its portfolio. CBL believes that the pace of any J.C. Penney closures will "be measured." In an interview with CNBC, J.C. Penney director and former Saks CEO Steve Sadove said he doesn't believe CEO Mike Ullman will stay long-term. Sadove also commented that there's "not a chance" he will become the CEO of J.C. Penney. The retailer also commented that the final resolution of its legal fight with Macy's (M) over Martha Stewart (MSO) will not have a material adverse effect on its financial position, results of operations, capital resources or liquidity. STREET RESEARCH: During the quarter, J.C. Penney was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup. The firm believes the retailer can post positive SSS in line with FY14 guidance. Shares were also upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS, and upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo. PRICE ACTION: Shares are up over 40% since reporting Q4 results. In intra-day trading today ahead of the Q1 report, J. C. Penney's stock is down over 4% to $8.24.
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September 11, 2014
09:18 EDTMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: lululemon (LULU), up 15%... Sigma Designs (SIGM), up 7%. ALSO HIGHER: JDSU (JDSU), up 13.8% after announcing that it will separate into two publicly traded companies... Wet Seal (WTSL), up 4.5%, upgraded at B. Riley following Q2 earnings results... Gogo (GOGO), up 5% after announcing partnership with T-Mobile (TMUS)... Digital Ally (DGLY), up 8.4% after announcing plans to introduce "bullet camera" option at October police conference. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Restoration Hardware (RH), down 5%... Five Below (FIVE), down 5.6%. LOWER: Radio Shack (RSH), down 8% after reporting Q2 losses, stating that it may need to pursue bankruptcy... E2open (EOPN), down 29%, downgraded at Pacific Crest and Northland after the company announced preliminary Q2 earnings results... Twitter (TWTR), down 1% after announcing that it will offer $1.3B in convertible unsecured senior notes... Crocs (CROX), down 2.6% after downgraded at Buckingham... Macy's (M), down 1.3% after downgraded at Sterne Agee.
08:19 EDTMMacy's downgraded at Sterne Agee
As noted earlier, Sterne Agee downgraded Macy's to Neutral from Buy. As reasons for the downgrade, the firm cited valuation and its belief that the company's SSS and EBIT growth are unlikely to accelerate. Target $62.
06:05 EDTMMacy's downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee
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September 10, 2014
11:43 EDTJCPLand's End soars after better than expected Q2 results
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11:22 EDTPVHOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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07:05 EDTPVHPVH Corp.removed from U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse
September 9, 2014
14:54 EDTMApple announces Apple Pay
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07:16 EDTJCPSterne Agee to hold a field trip
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September 8, 2014
11:15 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney volatility at 27-month low
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September 5, 2014
16:45 EDTPVHMarket ends week little changed after mixed economic data
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10:05 EDTPVHOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:01 EDTPVHPVH Corp. downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
September 4, 2014
16:24 EDTPVHOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:18 EDTPVHPVH Corp. price target raised to $137-$141 from $127-$132 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo increased its price target on PVH after the company reported higher than expected Q2 EPS and cited improved sales trends in August. The firm thinks the news has improved investors' confidence about the company's ability to meet second half estimates. Wells keeps a Market Perform rating on the shares.
09:16 EDTPVHPVH Corp. says 'cautiously optimistic' about 2H14
PVH Corp. (PVH) sees continued momentum of 5% whole sale growth for the spring season in its Tommy Hilfiger business. Says seeing early signs of positive consumer reception in European and Asian markets in its jeans business. Says Heritage business seeing pressure from promotional retail environment, but the unit remains well positioned for "strong growth" in the future. Says Izod brand is set to launch at all major Kohls (KSS) stores. Believes that this launch will drive the company's turnaround plan in 2H14. Says "well positioned" for targeted earnings growth. Says August sales trends in Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are currently ahead of sales plan. Continues to see debt pay-downs on track for $400M for the year. Comments made during the company's Q2 earnings conference call.
09:06 EDTPVHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: PVH Corp. (PVH), up 9%... Verifone (PAY), up 3.8%... Methode Electronics (MEI), up 13%... Bazaarvoice (BV), up 9%. ALSO HIGHER: Bolt Technology (BOLT), up 35.7% after Teledyne (TDY) agrees to acquire the company for $22 per share in cash... Mitek Systems (MITK), up 58% after USAA lawsuit settlement... Tibco Software (TIBX), up 7% after announcing that it is reviewing strategic alternatives... Stereotaxis (STXS), up 22% after receiving FDA clearance for Vdrive with V-Loop system... NewLink (NLNK), up 3.4% after reporting FDA approval for Phase 1 clinical studies of Ebola vaccine. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Ciena (CIEN), down 3%... Joy Global (JOY), down 1%... Matrix Service (MTRX), down 11%... Mobileye (MBLY), down 1.3%. ALSO LOWER: Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2.8% after updating third quarter China division same-store sales guidance... 3D Systems (DDD), down 2.9% after downgraded at Pacific Crest... GoPro (GPRO), down 3.5% after downgraded at JPMorgan... Shanda Games (GAME), down 4% after announcing reconstitution of special committee.
07:47 EDTPVHPVH Corp. price target raised to $170 from $150 at UBS
UBS raised its price target on PVH to $170 from $150 following its Q2 report, citing its improving trends, and margins and increased guidance. The firm keeps its Buy rating on the shares.
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