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July 17, 2014
13:14 EDTCOH, KATE, KORSMichael Kors rises after analyst sees less discounting than peers
Shares of accessories designer Michael Kors (KORS) are slightly higher in a down market after Credit Suisse said that the company's brands are less likely to be on sale than those of its competitors. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors, Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss wrote that Michael Kors' products are "one of the least discounted brands available during the seasonal clearance period ahead of early fall shipments." At mid-tier department stores, 25% of Michael Kors' products are on sale with an average markdown of 27%, Buss reported. On average, 35% of the products of the company's peers are on sale, at an average discount of 27%, the analyst stated. Additionally, Michael Kors' channel strategy provides it with multiple advantages, including brand integrity and limits on markdowns, Buss believes. Buss wrote that he was "compelled" by the recent drop in the stock, and reiterated a $107 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Also upbeat on Michael Kors today was research firm Canaccord. Markdowns of the company's products are not any larger than last year, and concerns about large discounts on its products have created a buying opportunity, the firm contended. Canaccord continues to believe that the accessories maker has strong long-term growth opportunities, and it kept a $123 price target and Buy rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Michael Kors gained 2% to $83. Two of the company's competitors, Coach (COH) and Kate Spade (KATE), rose fractionally.
News For KORS;KATE;COH From The Last 14 Days
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November 25, 2014
10:10 EDTKORSJanney to hold a field trip
Janney Montgomery Holiday Mall Tour is being held at Tysons Corner, Virginia on November 25.
November 24, 2014
10:37 EDTKORS, KATE, COHKate Spade rises after handbag survey prompts Bank of America upgrade
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10:00 EDTKATEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aruba Networks (ARUN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Berry Plastics (BERY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Denny's (DENN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Huaneng Power (HNP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Infoblox (BLOX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Kate Spade (KATE) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Lumber Liquidators (LL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Occidental Petroleum (OXY) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... PT Indosat (IIT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Silvercorp Metals (SVM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Toro Company (TTC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... United Microelectronics (UMC) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein.
09:23 EDTKATEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:48 EDTKATEKate Spade upgraded at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merill upgraded Kate Spade to Buy from Neutral. The analyst has increased confidence in sustainable comp growth following a recent handbag survey and said the current share price does not reflect growth prospects. Price target is $34.
07:30 EDTKATESterne Agee to hold a conference
4th Annual Philadelphia SMID Cap Conference is being held in Philadelphia on November 24.
06:54 EDTKATEKate Spade upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
November 21, 2014
14:33 EDTKORSMichael Kors volatility at low end of historic range
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November 20, 2014
07:19 EDTKORSMichael Kors holiday catalog pricing up 11%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says its analysis shows the weighted average pricing for the Michael Kors Holiday catalog was $242, up 11% from last year. The firm adds the catalog contains new handbag silhouettes introductions including Dillon & Sutton. Piper continues to view Michael Kors as its top Holiday pick and keeps an Overweight rating on the name with a $98 price target.
November 18, 2014
07:30 EDTKORSMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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