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February 19, 2014
11:10 EDTNILE, TIF, SIG, DGSE, ZLCJewelry retailers advance after Signet strikes deal to buy Zale
Shares of a number of jewelry retailers are climbing after one of the companies in the space, Zale Corporation (ZLC), agreed to be acquired. WHAT'S NEW: Signet Jewelers (SIG), another jewelry retailer, agreed to buy Zale for about $1.4B, or $21 per share, the companies announced earlier this morning. The deal price represents a 41% premium over Zales' price at the close yesterday. Signet will pay the purchase price in cash, the companies noted. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Signet jumped 16.8% to $92.60 and Zale soared 40% to $20.90. Other jewelry retailers were higher as well, as Tiffany (TIF) added 0.9% to $89.37, Blue Nile (NILE) rose 1.7% to $34.60, and DGSE (DGSE) climbed 1.2% to $2.20.
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June 25, 2015
06:57 EDTSIGSignet Jewelers weakness a buying opportunity, says Nomura
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05:44 EDTSIGSignet Jewelers pullback a buying opportunity, says Nomura
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June 24, 2015
08:54 EDTSIGSignet Jewelers repeats Q2 adjusted EPS view $1.11-$1.16, consensus $1.15
Sees Q2 SSS up 2%-3%. Sees FY16 CapEx $275M-$325M, effective tax rate 28%-29%, net selling square footage growth 2%-3%. Says company's biggest opportunities for market share remain in the U.s. Sees $150M-$175M in cumulative 3-year operating profit synergies by end of January 2018. Says majority of synergies will be achieved by Zale division. By end of FY18, says Zale division expected to be at 9% operating margin. Says synergies alone will help achieve medium-term operating margin milestone. Comments from slides that will be presented at the company's Institutional Investor Conference.
June 23, 2015
10:37 EDTTIFTiffany sees 'minimal growth' in FY EPS, consensus $4.23
Says plans to increase global square footage 4%-5% annually for the foreseeable future. Sees ability to generate "healthy" free cash flow. Sees demand for products "consistent" with past trends. Says branded jewelry continues to be attractive globally. Says tourism purchases in the U.S. are "definitely down," but seeing pickups in other markets around the world. Comments made by CFO Ralph Nicoletti at the Jefferies 2015 Global Consumer Conference. Tiffany & Co is up 0.9% to $94.06 in morning trading.
June 20, 2015
16:25 EDTSIGSignet Jewelers to host investor meeting
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