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January 2, 2013
06:47 EDTTIFTiffany entered into amended agreement with Elsa Peretti on December 27
On December 27, Tiffany & Co entered into an Amended and Restated Agreement with Elsa Peretti. The Agreement amends and restates that certain agreement dated as of February 1, 1997 by and between Tiffany and Ms. Peretti.Since 1974, Tiffany has been the sole licensee for the intellectual property rights necessary to make and sell jewelry and other products under Ms. Peretti’s trademarks. In the Agreement, which largely reflects the long-standing rights and marketing and royalty obligations of the parties, Ms. Peretti grants Tiffany an exclusive license, in all of the countries in which Peretti-designed jewelry and products are currently sold, to make, have made, advertise and sell these items, which are made in conformance to Ms. Peretti’s designs and bear her trademarks. The Agreement has a term of 20 years and is terminable by Ms. Peretti only in the event of a material breach by Tiffany or upon a change of control of Tiffany or the Registrant. In consideration of the rights granted, and the obligations undertaken, by Ms. Peretti in the Agreement, Tiffany made a one-time payment in the aggregate amount of approximately $47M. Ms. Peretti will also receive royalties for use of the Peretti Intellectual Property and fees in respect of certain quality control services Ms. Peretti has committed to providing pursuant to the Agreement. The one-time payment does not serve to reduce future royalties.
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October 7, 2015
11:12 EDTTIFCiti favors lululemon in retailing, says sell Penny and Kors
Citi analyst Paul Lejuez rolled out coverage of 20 companies in the Specialty Retailing and Department Stores space, recommending to investors that they sell J.C. Penney (JCP) and Michael Kors (KORS) shares and buy stock in lululemon (LULU). SELL J.C. PENNEY: Commenting on the "stormy sector" in general terms, Lejuez said he believes challenges to the retail industry are here to stay, but that there are still stand-outs on both the positive and negative side. Regarding J.C. Penney specifically, Lejuez told investors that the company's management is in a "tough spot," as they need to recover from a prior failed strategy but don't have the needed cash flow to invest and win back customers. The analyst think Penney will see some improvement in the top line, but that any increases in operating cash flow as a result of sales and margin improvement will be matched by increased capital expenditures, meaning that free cash flow will be "elusive for the foreseeable future. Lejuez started shares of J.C. Penney with a Sell rating and $7 price target. SELL KORS: Among the 20 stocks he started coverage on in the space, Michael Kors was the only other Sell rating the analyst issued. Lejuez believes the company has overdistributed its brand and though U.S. comparable sales have just started to decline he thinks this decline will last for the "foreseeable future." Lejuez, who contends that Europe and wholesale may be next to deteriorate, set a $38 price target on the stock. BUY LULULEMON: Among the ten Buy rating issued this morning, Lejuez said his most preferred stock in the bunch is yoga apparel maker lululemon. The analyst thinks the "athleisure" retailer has moved beyond its prior product and public relations missteps and that its international opportunities will provide the next leg of growth for the company. The analyst, who expects double-digit sales growth for the next several years for lululemon, set a $69 price target on its shares. His other Buy-rated names, in order of preference, include TJX (TJX), Tiffany (TIF), Urban Outfitters (URBN) and Ross Stores (ROST). PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, J.C. Penney fell 2.7% to $9.52, Michael Kors slipped 0.3% to $43.24 and lululemon shares rose 2.2% to $52.86.
10:01 EDTTIFOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:34 EDTTIFTiffany initiated with a Buy at Citi
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07:29 EDTTIFJ.C. Penney initiated with a Sell, $7 target at Citi
Citi analyst Paul Lejuez started shares of J.C. Penney (JCP) with a Sell rating and $7 price target. The retailer closed yesterday down 6c to $9.73. The company's goals are aggressive while its free cash flow is "elusive," Lejuez told investors this morning in a research note. He initiated 19 other companies in the Specialty Retailing and Department Stores space. His Buy-rated names, in order of preference, include lululemon (LULU), TJX (TJX), Tiffany (TIF), Urban Outfitters (URBN) and Ross Stores (ROSS).

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