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March 28, 2014
10:56 EDTPIR, RH, WSMRestoration Hardware rallies after profit outlook tops estimates
Shares of home furnishing retailer Restoration Hardware (RH) are soaring after the company’s first quarter profit view beat estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Restoration Hardware reported fourth quarter adjusted earnings per share of 83c and revenue of $471.7M, against consensus views of 83c and $493.09M, respectively. Q4 same store sales increased 17%. WHAT’S NOTABLE: The company forecast Q1 adjusted EPS of 9c-11c, topping estimates of 7c. Q1 revenue was seen at $345M-$350M, compared to consensus of $350.11M. For fiscal 2014, Restoration Hardware said it sees adjusted EPS of $2.14-$2.22, versus consensus of $2.17, while FY14 revenue is expected to be $1.83B-$1.86B, compared to consensus $1.89B. On December 12, 2013, the company had guided FY14 EPS to $1.71-$1.74 and FY14 revenue to $1.57B-$1.58B. On its Q4 conference call, the company forecast long-term adjusted earnings growth in the mid-to-high 20s, long-term adjusted EBITDA growth in the high 20s, and long-term revenue growth in the low 20s. The company hired a new Chief Development Officer, Doug Diemoz. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, Goldman Sachs maintained a Neutral rating on the shares, but raised its 12-month price target to $74 from $72. Goldman cited an improving sales backdrop and better incremental margins. PRICE ACTION: In early morning trading, Restoration Hardware rose $7.61, or 11.9%, to $71.42 on more than three times its average daily trading volume. Including today’s rise, the stock has gained over 100% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Others in the home furnishing industry include Pier 1 Imports (PIR) and Williams-Sonoma (WSM).
News For RH;PIR;WSM From The Last 14 Days
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January 26, 2015
10:00 EDTPIROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Axle (AXL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... DRDGOLD (DRD) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... DealerTrack (TRAK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... DreamWorks Animation (DWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... First Niagara (FNFG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Fortinet (FTNT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Garmin (GRMN) upgraded at RBC Capital... Harmony Gold (HMY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Invesco (IVZ) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Kansas City Southern (KSU) upgraded at Raymond James... McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Melco Crown (MPEL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Union Gaming... Monro Muffler (MNRO) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... Pier 1 Imports (PIR) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Piper Jaffray (PJC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Rockwell Collins (COL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Telefonica (TEF) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Triumph Group (TGI) upgraded at RBC Capital... Unilever (UL) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... WWE (WWE) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie.
07:43 EDTPIROppenheimer upgrades Bed Bath & Beyond, Pier 1 on better macro outlook
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05:37 EDTPIRPier 1 Imports upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer upgraded Pier 1 Imports to Outperform with a $20 price target.

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