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July 10, 2014
11:18 EDTURBN, AEO, PSUN, ARO, ZUMZZumiez rallies after raising second quarter outlook
Shares of action sports apparel retailer Zumiez (ZUMZ) are moving higher after the company raised its second quarter outlook. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Zumiez raised its Q2 earnings per share outlook to 19c-21c from 12c-16c, compared to consensus of 18c. It also raised its Q2 revenue view to $174M-$176M from $167M-$171M, versus consensus of $171.6M. The guidance is predicated on a low single digit comparable store sales increase for the second quarter, and includes a previously disclosed estimate of $0.6M, or approximately 2c per diluted share, for charges associated with the acquisition of Blue Tomato, the company explained. The company cited better than planned sales results for the increased Q2 outlook. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Zumiez rose $2.45, or about 9%, to $30.45 on heavy trading volume. The stock is quickly approaching its 52-week high of $31.31. Including today's advance, the stock is down approximately 2% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other mall-based apparel retailers include Pacific Sunwear (PSUN), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Aeropostale (ARO) and American Eagle (AEO).
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October 8, 2015
13:36 EDTAROAeropostale signs license agreement with Himatsingka America
Aeropostale announced a domestic licensing agreement for home textiles with Himatsingka America. Under the licensing agreement, Himatsingka will design, manufacture and distribute home textiles such as bedding and bath linens using the Aeropostale label for department stores, big box retailers and wholesale channels across North America. Under this agreement, Aeropostale's expanded home collection is expected to be available during the Back to School 2016 season.
October 7, 2015
19:16 EDTZUMZOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Mistras Group (MG), up 16.3%. HIGHER: Lumber Liquidators (LL), up 11% after announcing a settlement related to the Lacey Act investigation... Chemours (CC), up 2.3% after Bloomberg reported that Apollo Global Management may be exploring a buyout of the company... Nivalis Therapeutics (NVLS), up 16.2% after reporting topline Phase 1b data on N91115 for cystic fibrosis... Zumiez (ZUMZ), up 3.8% after reporting September net sales. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Deutsche Bank (DB), down 6.5%. ALSO LOWER: Cardiovascular Systems (CSII), down 15.8% after providing first quarter guidance... Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG), down 11.1% after receiving notice of a material breach for the Ocean Rig Mylos contract... Newtek Business Services (NEWT), down 3.4% after filing to sell 2M shares of common stock.
16:01 EDTZUMZZumiez reports September SSS down 1.8%, September net sales up 1.5% to $67.3M
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11:12 EDTURBNCiti 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 EDTURBN, AEOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:34 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters initiated with a Buy at Citi
Target $40.
07:29 EDTURBNJ.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).
07:22 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle initiated with a Neutral at Citi
Target $16.
September 29, 2015
19:24 EDTAROAeropostale says considering reverse stock split to meet listing requirement
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16:09 EDTAROAeropostale receives NYSE listing notice
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