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February 19, 2014
11:10 EDTTIF, ZLC, SIG, NILE, DGSEJewelry 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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September 29, 2014
16:37 EDTTIFLone Pine Capital reports 5.3% passive stake in Tiffany
September 24, 2014
08:21 EDTTIFTiffany's new CFO to unlock value through P&L initiatives, says Goldman
Goldman said Tiffany's recently appointed CFO Ralph Nicoletti is a new driver of strength and expects him to drive meaningful free-cash-flow improvement by unlocking value in the P&L. The analyst said yesterday's refinancing is just the beginning of initiatives that will unlock value and expects to see sourcing cost reductions, streamlining of lead times, and lower capex, tax rate, and interest expenses. Shares are Buy rated with a $116 price target up from $114.

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