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January 18, 2013
05:43 EDTMOVMovado upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
Citigroup upgraded Movado on expectations the company's revenue growth in 2013 will drive margin expansion. The firm raised its price target for shares to $40 from $38.
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August 27, 2015
15:18 EDTMOVMovado spikes after reporting Q2 results, backing FY16 guidance
Movado Group (MOV), which designs, sources, markets and distributes watches, is trading sharply higher after reporting better than expected second quarter earnings and revenue, as well as backing its fiscal 2016 guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Movado reported Q2 earnings per share of 50c against a consensus of 42c, and Q2 revenue of $145.6M against a consensus of $142.25M. The company also backed its FY16 EPS view of $2.00-$2.10 against a consensus of $2.05, and backed its FY16 revenue view of $590M-$600M against a consensus of $593.13M. Movado said it anticipates recording the remainder of the previously announced $3M-$4M pre-tax charge related to operating efficiency initiatives by the end of FY16, which is excluded from its guidance. ANALYST RESEARCH: On August 25, Barrington Research released an earnings preview that advised staying "on the sidelines" with Movado, forecasting the company's EPS at 40c and its revenue at $144.3M. The firm, which had rated Movado at Market Perform, correctly predicted the company would maintain its guidance. PRICE ACTION: In late afternoon trading, Movado is higher by $3.93, or 17.6%, to $26.25. PEERS: Competitor Fossil Group (FOSL) is trading higher by 2.6%.
12:41 EDTMOVOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session sharply higher, extending the rally that started yesterday. A number of factors may be contributors to today's strength, including China's government intervening in its market last night and pushing its key stock index up 5%, dovish comments made by N.Y. Fed President Bill Dudley yesterday regarding the potential for a September interest rate hike and an upward revision in the estimate of second quarter GDP growth. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the updated estimate of GDP growth showed the economy grew 3.7% in the second quarter, topping expectations for annualized growth to be revised up to 3.2% from the prior estimate of 2.3%. Personal consumption in the quarter rose 3.1%, matching expectations. 271,000 initial jobless claims were filed last week, versus expectations for 274,000 first-time claims. The NAR pending home sales index rose 0.5% in July, missing the expectation for an increase of 1%. In China, the Shanghai composite index rose 5.3%, stemming its recent string of down days, with media reports indicating that the government may have played a role by stepping in to buy stocks. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of St. Jude Medical (STJ) advanced 4.5% after the Financial Times reported, citing sources, that Abbott (ABT) is prepping a takeover offer that would value the medical device maker at $25B. An Abbott spokesperson, however, issued statements to Bloomberg, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal following the report to deny that it is pursuing a bid for St. Jude, which struck a deal in July to acquire fellow medical device manufacturer Thoratec (THOR) for $63.50 per share in cash, or $3.4B, net of cash acquired. Thoratec shares slid 0.5% near noon following the report, as investors may be concerned that the previously announced deal could be jeopardized if Abbott does in fact step in to the situation... Shares of Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) surged 28% this morning after the miner and oil explorer announced plans to cut spending and production, including plans to cut about 10% of employees and contractors at its U.S. mining operations. Freeport has lowered its 2016 capital expenditure budget to $4B, or approximately 29% lower than the $5.6B estimate it issued on July 23, which it said reflects "aggressive" actions in response to current market conditions. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Movado (MOV), which gained 20% after the company reported better than expected second quarter results and backed its fiscal year earnings view. Also higher following its earnings report was Signet Jewelers (SIG), whose shares rose 13%. Another jeweler reporting earnings this morning, Tiffany (TIF), which slid 3% after the company lowered its fiscal year outlook. Among the other noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were Williams-Sonoma (WSM), which dropped 7%, and Dollar General (DG), which slipped 4%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 311.33, or 1.91%, to 16,596.84, the Nasdaq was up 109.30, or 2.33%, to 4,806.83, and the S&P 500 was up 42.77, or 2.2%, to 1,983.28.
07:14 EDTMOVMovado backs FY16 EPS view of $2.00-$2.10, consensus $2.05
Backs FY16 revenue view of $590M-$600M, consensus $593.13M. The company also anticipates recording the remainder of the previously announced $3M-$4M pre-tax charge related to operating efficiency initiatives by the end of fiscal 2016, which is excluded from its guidance.
07:13 EDTMOVMovado reports Q2 EPS 50c, consensus 42c
Reports Q2 revenue $145.6M, consensus $142.25M.

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