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February 4, 2014
11:48 EDTFOSL, COH, KORS, RLMichael Kors hits 52-week high after raising 2014 outlook
Shares of handbag and other luxury goods maker Michael Kors (KORS) are soaring after the company's third quarter results surpassed analysts' expectations and it raised its fiscal 2014 guidance. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Michael Kors reported third quarter earnings per share of $1.11 and revenue of $1.0B, easily surpassing analysts' consensus estimates of 86c and $859.94M, respectively. The company also reported Q3 same store sales increased 27.8%. Michael Kors raised its FY14 EPS view to $3.07-$3.09 from $2.77-$2.81, compared to consensus of $2.83. It also raised its FY14 revenue view to $3.18B-$3.19B from $2.9B-$3.0B, versus consensus of $3.03B. The outlook assumed a SSS increase of approximately 25%, higher than its previous forecast for a 20% gain. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, research firm Jefferies said the holiday quarter results clearly show the brand's dominance, but was likely the peak for the company. Jefferies cautioned investors against assuming the company's market share gains would continue at their current pace, believing that its market cap relative to sales trends was high. Jefferies reiterated its Hold rating on the shares, but did raise its price target to $85 from $80. Jefferies also said it would use today's strong report from Kors as an opportunity to buy Fossil (FOSL), which it noted has exposure to Kors' watch licensing business and which the firm views as having a more reasonable valuation. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Michael Kors soared over 17% to $90.02 on more than three times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $93.18 and it's up over 65% in the past twelve months. Shares of Fossil were up more than 5% to $113.79. OTHERS TO WATCH: Michael Kors' competitors include Ralph Lauren (RL), which was up 0.6% to $154.60, and Coach (COH), which fell 1.5% to $45.81 in late morning trading.
News For KORS;FOSL;RL;COH From The Last 14 Days
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December 18, 2014
05:34 EDTFOSLFossil initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs started shares of Fossil with a Neutral rating citing slowing business momentum and new competition from smart watches. The firm has a 6-month price target of $113.
December 17, 2014
16:23 EDTCOHCoach initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
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16:21 EDTKORSMichael Kors initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
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December 16, 2014
12:52 EDTFOSLFossil initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
Target $135.
12:51 EDTCOHCoach initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen
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10:26 EDTKORSMichael Kors management to meet with Jefferies
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10:11 EDTKORSMichael Kors initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen
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09:59 EDTRLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: BB&T (BBT) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Bank of America (BAC) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Ciena (CIEN) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... Cimarex Energy (XEC) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer... Citigroup (C) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Extended Stay America (STAY) initiated with a Market Perform at JMP Securities... Infinera (INFN) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... JPMorgan (JPM) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Morgan Stanley (MS) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Newfield Exploration (NFX) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Nike (NKE) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... PNC Financial (PNC) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Peak Resorts (SKIS) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... Peak Resorts initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Ralph Lauren (RL) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... U.S. Bancorp (USB) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Under Armour (UA) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Wells Fargo (WFC) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Lowe's (LOW) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Home Depot (HD) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Estee Lauder (EL) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc... Huntsman (HUN) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Dow Chemical (DOW) initiated with a Buy at Nomura.
December 15, 2014
16:18 EDTRLRalph Lauren initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
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11:12 EDTKORSMichael Kors management to meet with Jefferies
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December 12, 2014
14:25 EDTCOHCoach moves higher, levels to watch
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05:54 EDTCOHStocks with implied volatility movement; COH CX
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December 11, 2014
14:27 EDTCOHLVMH not likely interested in Coach, says Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI said LVMH (LVMUY) is not likely interested in acquiring Coach (COH). The firm said LVMH has put a lot of marketing and investment behind the Marc Jacobs label and is unlikely to acquire another aspirational brand at this point.
10:33 EDTCOHCoach calls active after website says LVMH showing interest
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10:13 EDTCOHCoach spikes after website says LVMH showing interest
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09:53 EDTCOHLVMH has shown interest in Coach, Prime Retailer reports
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09:49 EDTCOHLVMH has shown interest in Coach, PrimeRetailer says
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December 9, 2014
10:23 EDTKORS, COHOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:05 EDTCOHCoach initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens
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06:53 EDTKORSMichael Kors initiated with an Overweight at Stephens
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