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June 6, 2014
10:49 EDTZQK, VFC, LULUQuiksilver 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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October 1, 2014
07:25 EDTLULUTelsey Advisory to hold a conference
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September 30, 2014
10:59 EDTLULUlululemon management to meet with Oppenheimer
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06:05 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU NKE
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; lululemon (LULU) 31, Nike (NKE) 18 according to iVolatility.
September 29, 2014
06:08 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU HD
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; lululemon (LULU) 31, Home Depot (HD) 16 according to iVolatility.
September 26, 2014
06:09 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU HD
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September 19, 2014
10:06 EDTVFCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Eagle (AEO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Concur (CNQR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Continental Resources (CLR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter... Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... DuPont (DD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BGC Financial... First Horizon (FHN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Guess (GES) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham... National CineMedia (NCMI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One... SABMiller (SBMRY) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura... Synovus (SNV) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Texas Capital (TCBI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... VF Corp. (VFC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Zions Bancorp (ZION) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.
07:40 EDTLULU, VFCVF Corp. upgraded to Buy, could target lululemon, says KeyBanc
As previously reported, KeyBanc upgraded VF Corp (VFC) to Buy from Hold with an $80 price target. The firm cited momentum at its Timberland brand, VF's strong brand portfolio, and the potential for another large M&A transaction. The analyst said VF Corp. is well positioned to complete another large deal and could target lululemon (LULU). KeyBanc believes lululemon's quality issues, forecasting and store operational challenges play into VF Corp.'s strengths and that such an acquisition would be 10c accretive initially and 80c accretive over time.
07:03 EDTVFCVF Corp. upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc
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September 18, 2014
10:57 EDTVFCU.S. ITC to investigate 17 denim jean companies for patent infringement
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07:41 EDTVFCVF Corp. price target raised to $81 from $70 at UBS
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September 17, 2014
11:02 EDTLULUOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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