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June 6, 2014
10:49 EDTZQK, LULU, VFCQuiksilver rallies after UBS says takeover still possible
Shares of apparel maker Quiksilver (ZQK) are jumping after research firm UBS wrote that the company is still an attractive takeover target for VF Corp. (VFC), despite the weaker than expected results that Quiksilver reported on June 2. WHAT'S NEW: Although Quiksilver reported significantly weaker than expected Q2 results and the stock plunged, there are still strategic rationales for VF Corp. to buy the company, UBS contended. Among Quiksilver's features that make it attractive for VF Corp. are its emphasis on action and sports apparel, its strong brand, and its sustainable long-term growth, UBS believes. Additionally, Quiksilver could help VF Corp. reduce its dependence on winter apparel, the firm wrote. UBS kept Quiksilver on its top M&A target list. WHAT'S NOTABLE: VF Corp. operates like a private equity firm and should make one or two "significant" acquisitions every other year or so, ISI analyst Omar Saad wrote in his own note to investors on May 13. VF Corp. lacks a foothold in the strong and growing performance athletic apparel segment and a merger between it and lululemon (LULU) would be mutually beneficial, Saad contended at that time. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Quiksilver climbed 8% to $3.62.
News For ZQK;VFC;LULU From The Last 14 Days
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April 27, 2015
09:44 EDTLULUlululemon Q1 sales estimate $427M vs. consensus of $418M at ITG Research
ITG Research's Q1 sales estimate for lululemon is $427M vs. consensus of $418M and constant dollar comp assumption is 3%-4% year-over-year vs. management guidance of low-single digits.
April 24, 2015
06:57 EDTVFCPiper says don't chase shares of Black Diamond
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April 22, 2015
16:31 EDTZQKRyan Drexler calls for Quiksilver to immediately explore options to sell company
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April 20, 2015
10:00 EDTLULUOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:55 EDTLULUlululemon downgraded at CLSA
As previously reported, CLSA downgraded lululemon to Underperform from Outperform. The firm downgraded shares due to valuation and maintained its $68 price target.
07:21 EDTLULU, LULUlululemon downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA
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