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May 15, 2014
12:48 EDTMSO, PVH, M, JCP, CBLEarnings 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.
News For JCP;PVH;CBL;M;MSO From The Last 14 Days
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August 26, 2015
20:03 EDTPVHOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:12 EDTPVHPVH Corp. up 3.3% to $115.11 after Q2 results, guidance
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16:08 EDTPVHPVH Corp. sees Q3 adjusted EPS $2.45-$2.50, consensus $2.46
Revenue in the third quarter of 2015 is currently projected to increase approximately 3% on a constant currency basis (decrease approximately 3% on a GAAP basis) compared to the prior year's third quarter. It is currently projected that revenue for the Calvin Klein business in the third quarter will increase approximately 7% on a constant currency basis (increase 1% on a GAAP basis). Revenue for the Tommy Hilfiger business in the third quarter is currently expected to increase approximately 4% on a constant currency basis (decrease approximately 4% on a GAAP basis). Revenue for the Heritage Brands business in the third quarter is currently projected to decrease approximately 5% due in part to the closure of the Izod retail business. Q3 revenue consensus $2.19B.
16:06 EDTPVHPVH Corp. expects to generate about $450M of free cash flow in 2015
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16:06 EDTPVHPVH Corp. sees FY15 revenue up approximately 4% on constant currency basis
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16:05 EDTPVHPVH Corp. reports Q2 revenue by segment
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16:04 EDTPVHPVH Corp. raises FY15 adjusted EPS view to $6.90-$7.00 from $6.85-$6.95
FY15 consensus $6.92. Full Year 2015 EPS on a Non-GAAP and Constant Currency Basis is Currently Expected to Grow 12% to 14% Compared to Prior Year, Exceeding Previous Guidance of 11% to 12%.
16:02 EDTPVHPVH Corp. reports Q2 adjusted EPS $1.37, consensus $1.29
Reports Q2 revenue $1.864B, consensus $1.82B.
15:00 EDTPVHNotable companies reporting after market close
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13:30 EDTPVHPVH Corp. technical comments ahead of results
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07:17 EDTPVHPVH Corp. volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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August 25, 2015
09:59 EDTMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:46 EDTMMacy's upgraded on valuation at Deutsche Bank
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06:21 EDTMMacy's upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
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August 24, 2015
10:24 EDTMMacy's initiated with a Buy at Standpoint Research
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09:49 EDTMFitbit being sold at Macy's seen as near-term catalyst
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07:47 EDTPVHPVH Corp. shares still poised to rise, says Deutsche Bank
Detusche Bank continues to believe that PVH's set-up into Q2 is positive. The firm thinks the company will benefit from several factors, including a CK jeans turnaround, an improvement in its EPS quality, and stable/improving comps. The firm keeps a $130 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
07:27 EDTMFitbit entry at Macy's a significant near-term catalyst, says Piper Jaffray
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August 20, 2015
19:53 EDTJCPRetailers, others question heightened fees at Port of Oakland, WSJ says
After the Port of Oakland said it is considering implementing additional fees, the Retail Industry Leaders Association told the Federal Maritime Commission that it is "troubled" due to the lack of details regarding the fees, according to the Wall Street Journal. The retailer group also questioned the general effectiveness of such a program, and the Agriculture Transportation Coalition echoed the criticism, said the report. Note that executives from Lowe's (LOW), Best Buy (BBY), Target (TGT), Coca-Cola (KO), J.C. Penney (JCP), Tyson Foods (TSN), SunOpta (STKL), and Whole Foods (WFM) serve on the boards of the aforementioned associations. Reference Link
10:28 EDTJCPOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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