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May 21, 2014
10:22 EDTNILE, KORS, SIG, TIF, JWN, COHTiffany advances after beat and raise quarter
Shares of luxury retailer Tiffany (TIF) are climbing after the company reported significantly stronger than expected results and raised its full-year profit guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Tiffany reported first quarter earnings per share of 97c, well above analysts' consensus outlook of 78c. The company's Q1 revenue came in at $1B, versus the consensus outlook of $955M. The retailer said that its comparable sales jumped 9% last quarter, compared with the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, Tiffany increased its fiscal 2014 EPS guidance to $4.15-$4.25 from $4.05-$4.15, bringing its outlook in-line with the consensus estimate of $4.17. The retailer said it expects its gross margin to rise this year. Tiffany warned, however, that it is difficult to extrapolate full-year results based on its Q1 earnings, since Q1 is historically the weakest quarter of the year. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other high end retailers include Signet Jewlers (SIG), Blue Nile (NILE), Nordstrom (JWN), Michael Kors (KORS), and Coach (COH). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Tiffany rose $8.16, or 9.25% to $96.39.
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November 13, 2015
09:20 EDTJWNNordstrom should be bought on weakness, says Stifel
After Nordstrom reported weaker than expected results, Stifel still expects the company's ROIC to improve and predicts that its EPS growth will accelerate over the longer term. The firm predicts that investments made by the company over the past two years should pay off. It keeps a $70 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
08:59 EDTJWNNordstrom price target lowered to $60 from $75 at Credit Suisse
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07:34 EDTJWNNordstrom price target lowered to $65 from $92 at Citi
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06:20 EDTJWNDeutsche 'disappointed and shaken' by Nordstrom's results
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell says he's "disappointed and shaken" by Nordstrom's weaker than expected Q3 results and guidance. Management highlighted a meaningful slowdown in transactions across all formats, across all categories, and across all geographies beginning in August that has yet to recover, Trussell tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He cut his price target for the stock to $66 from $84 but keeps a Buy rating on Nordstrom. The company's business model remains "superior" and management continues to expect $20B-plus in sales by 2020, Trussell points out.
November 12, 2015
19:00 EDTJWNOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: USA Technologies (USAT), up 15.9%... Blue Buffalo (BUFF), up 7.3%... Planet Fitness (PLNT), up 12.3%... Darling Ingredients (DAR), up 8.1%... Applied Materials (AMAT), up 3.8%... Lipocine (LPCN), up 19.9% after reporting quarterly results and that the FDA has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act goal date of June 28, 2016. ALSO HIGHER: Syngenta (SYT), up 14.5% after Bloomberg reported that the company rejected an initial $42B bid from ChemChina... Yum! Brands (YUM), up 4.1% after reporting that October China Same-Store Sales are up 5%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: bebe stores (BEBE), down 10.5%... Nordstrom (JWN), down 20.3%... Fossil (FOSL), down 14.7%... Cisco (CSCO), down 4.8%... El Pollo LoCo (LOCO), down 8.7%... Tahoe Resources (TAHO), down 7.2%. ALSO LOWER: Paycom Software (PAYC), down 5.2%... Netflix (NFLX) down 1% after Dow Jones reported that Hulu, a joint venture of Disney (DIS), Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), and Fox (FOX, FOXA), is in discussions to sell a stake in the company to Time Warner (TWX)... TJX Companies (TJX), down 4%, Burlington Stores (BURL), down 5.3%, Macy's (M), down 1.6%, Target (TGT), down 1.9%, J.C. Penney (JCP), down 1.4%, and Kohl's (KSS), down 1.3%, after Nordstrom reported quarterly results and cut its fiscal 2015 guidance.
18:38 EDTJWNDepartment store stocks drop after Nordstrom reports Q3 earnings, cuts guidance
Shares of Nordstrom (JWN) slipped in after-hours trading after the department store reported its third quarter results and cut its guidance for fiscal year 2015. WHAT'S NEW: Nordstrom reported Q3 earnings per share of 42c, against analyst estimates of 72c, Q3 revenue of $3.24B below consensus estimates of $3.37B, and Q3 same-store sales of 0.9%. The company lowered its FY15 adjusted EPS view to $3.40-$3.50 from $3.70-$3.80, against analyst expectations of $3.75, lowered its FY15 revenue guidance to up 7.5%-8% from 8.5%-9.5%, and lowered its FY15 SSS view to 2.5%-3% from 3.5%-4.5%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Nordstrom reported that Q3 EPS included a reduction of 15c, which primarily represented transaction costs associated with the closing of its credit card portfolio sale. In its Q3 earnings release, Nordstrom said that its performance was below company expectations, reflecting softer sales trends that were generally consistent across channels and merchandise categories. The company noted that its top-performing merchandise category was Cosmetics. In addition, coats, younger customer-focused departments and dresses continued to reflect strength in Women's Apparel. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Nordstrom are trading lower by 20.55% to $50.45 in the after-hours. OTHERS TO WATCH: Retailers that followed Nordstrom downward included TJX Companies (TJX), down 4%, Burlington Stores (BURL), down 5.3%, Macy's (M), down 1.6%, Target (TGT), down 1.9%, J.C. Penney (JCP), down 1.4%, and Kohl's (KSS), down 1.3%.
16:18 EDTJWNNordstrom drops sharply after results, outlook
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16:16 EDTJWNNordstrom says Q3 results reflect 'softer' trends across channels, categories
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16:11 EDTJWNNordstrom cuts FY15 adjusted EPS to $3.40-$3.50 from $3.70-$3.80
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16:09 EDTJWNNordstrom reports Q3 EPS with items 42c, consensus 72c
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14:30 EDTJWNNotable companies reporting after market close
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November 11, 2015
13:45 EDTJWNOptions with increasing put volume: CG NBG BV JWN ASNA SYF FOSL
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11:11 EDTJWNMacy's tanks after 'disappointing' Q3 report, drags down retail peers
Shares of Macy's (M) and its department store peers are plunging this morning after the retailer cut its outlook for fiscal year 2015 after reporting third quarter revenue that missed analysts' estimates. Macy's also said it will not be pursuing the formation of a real estate investment trust. TEPID SPENDING AT MACY'S: This morning, Macy's reported Q3 earnings per share of 56c excluding items, beating analysts' consensus estimates of 54c, on revenue of $5.87B, missing estimates of $6.09B. Including asset impairment charges primarily related to the previously-announced plans to close 35 to 40 stores in early 2016, EPS for the quarter was 36c. Comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis were down by 3.6% in the quarter, with SSS down 3.9% on an owned basis. Terry Lundgren, Macy's chairman and chief executive officer, said the company is "disappointed" that the pace of sales did not improve as expected in Q3, noting that spending by U.S. customers was "tepid." Looking ahead, the company forecast fourth quarter EPS of $2.54-$2.64, well below analysts' consensus estimates of $2.90, and forecast SSS on an owned plus licensed basis down 2%-3%. Macy's also cut its FY15 EPS view to $4.20-$4.30 excluding charges from $4.70-$4.80, also well below estimates calling for $4.65, with total sales down 2.7%-3.1%, compared to previous guidance of down about 1%. Macy's now sees FY15 SSS on an owned plus licensed basis down by 1.8% to 2.2%, compared with previous guidance of approximately flat. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Macy's said in its earnings release that it has decided not to pursue the formation of a REIT at this time, but will consider redeveloping some of its flagship properties through joint ventures or other deals. Macy's said it has engaged Tishman Speyer to advise the company's senior management in identifying and advancing potential store redevelopment projects in the U.S. Activist investor Starboard Value had urged Macy's earlier this year to consider spinning off its real estate assets. Macy's said on its earnings conference call that it studied the formation of a REIT, but ultimately said there was "not enough value" to be created from the establishment of one. Macy's also announced this morning that it will reduce capital spending to less than $1B in 2016 from the $1.2B it expects to spend in 2015. Further, Macy's said it will roll out 50 free-standing Macy's Backstage stores in off-mall locations and, in spring 2016, will add Backstage stores within up to 10 existing Macy's stores. Macy's also plans to open about 40 more Bluemercury self-standing beauty specialty stores. The company also said it had signed an agreement with Luxottica Group (LUX) to open licensed LensCrafters shops in as many as 500 Macy's stores over the next three years. PENNEY: J.C. Penney reported stronger than expected SSS growth of 6.4% for Q3. Chief Executive Officer Marvin Ellison said that the company's Q3 EPS and gross margin performance "exceeded our expectations." J.C. Penney is set to report quarterly results on Friday morning. Separately, the retailer also announced the settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging false advertising. The company will make $50M in cash available for claims under the terms of the settlement. PRICE ACTION: Macy's is sliding 13% to $40.82 and J.C. Penney is down about 3% to $8.43. OTHERS TO WATCH: Kohl's (KSS), which will report quarterly earnings tomorrow morning, is down 6.5% and Nordstrom (JWN) is down 4.4%.
07:55 EDTNILERBC Capital to hold a conference
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06:00 EDTJWNNordstrom implied volatility of 43 at upper end of index mean range
03:52 EDTJWNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Amyris (AMRS) initiated with a Buy at Rodman & Renshaw... Avago (AVGO) initiated with a Buy at Drexel Hamilton... AvalonBay (AVB) initiated with an Underweight at BB&T... Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... Camden Property (CPT) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Corporate Executive Board (CEB) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Equity Lifestyle (ELS) initiated with a Hold at BB&T... Equity Residential (EQR) initiated with a Hold at BB&T... Essex Property Trust (ESS) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... FactSet (FDS) initiated with a Hold at Cantor... Freshpet (FRPT) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush... Gartner (IT) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Horace Mann (HMN) initiated with a Market Perform at JMP Securities... IHS Inc. (IHS) initiated with a Hold at Cantor... Ignyta (RXDX) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... (JD) initiated with a Buy at HSBC... MSCI (MSCI) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Mid-America Apartment (MAA) initiated with an Underweight at BB&T... Moody's (MCO) initiated with a Hold at Cantor... Nordstrom (JWN) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Post Properties (PPS) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Strongbridge Biopharma (SBBP) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... The Advisory Board (ABCO) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... UDR, Inc. (UDR) initiated with an Underweight at BB&T... Verisk Analytics (VRSK) initiated with a Buy at Cantor.
November 10, 2015
11:48 EDTJWNNordstrom volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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10:44 EDTJWNOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:17 EDTJWNDepartment Store estimates lowered at at ITG Research
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07:25 EDTJWNNordstrom initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Target $76.
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