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(RL) Ralph Lauren Beats Fourth Quarter Earnings Estimates

Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL) posted fourth-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings of $1.41 per share, jumping 42.4% from the comparable year-ago quarter and surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.30 per share. The year-over-year increase...

25Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (RL) Ralph Lauren Beats Fourth Quarter Earnings Estimates | Continued

(GIII) G-III Apparel Group Upgraded to Strong Buy

On January 9, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (GIII) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). The company has amassed a solid return of roughly 50% over the past year.

Why the Upgrade?

G-III...

16Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (GIII) G-III Apparel Group Upgraded to Strong Buy | Continued

(HBI) Hanesbrands – Bull of the Day

Hanesbrands (HBI) posted solid third quarter 2012 results with earnings of $1.11 per share, which outpaced the prior-year earnings by 31% and the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5.7%. The upswing was driven by strong sales growth in both Innerwear...

24Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (HBI) Hanesbrands – Bull of the Day | Continued

(HBI) Hanesbrands – Bull of the Day

Hanesbrands (HBI) posted solid third quarter 2012 results with earnings of $1.11 per share, which outpaced the prior-year earnings by 31% and the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5.7%. The upswing was driven by strong sales growth in both Innerwear...

19Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (HBI) Hanesbrands – Bull of the Day | Continued

(HBI) Hanesbrands Starts Repayment of Debt

Global manufacturer and seller of apparel essentials, Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) announced that it will initiate the completion of repayment of its roughly $300.0 million floating-rate bond debt due 2014.

The company had started...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (HBI) Hanesbrands Starts Repayment of Debt | Continued

(UA) Under Armour Earnings Preview

Under Armour, Inc. (UA), one of the leading developers, marketers and distributors of branded sports apparel, footwear and accessories, is slated to report its first-quarter 2012 financial results on April 20, 2012. The current Zacks...

26Apr2012 | | Comments Off on (UA) Under Armour Earnings Preview | Continued

(RL) Ralph Lauren Analyst Sticks to Neutral Rating

Following a mixed third quarter 2012 from one of the leading designer, marketer and distributor of premium lifestyle products, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL), we retain our long-term Neutral recommendation on the stock.

In...

7Mar2012 | | Comments Off on (RL) Ralph Lauren Analyst Sticks to Neutral Rating | Continued

(UA) Under Armour Beats Estimates

Under Armour, Inc. (UA), one of the leading developers, marketers and distributors of branded sports apparel, footwear and accessories, recently posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2011 results. The company outdid the expectations...

30Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UA) Under Armour Earnings Preview

Under Armour Inc. (UA), one of the leading developers, marketers and distributors of branded sports apparel, footwear and accessories, is slated to report its fourth-quarter 2011 financial results on January 26, 2012. The current Zacks...

26Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PERY) Perry Ellis International Pumps Up Share Buyback

Perry Ellis International Inc. (PERY) recently approved a $20 million extension of its stock repurchase program, thereby maintaining the trend of returning wealth to its shareholders from time to time, depending on market conditions....

15Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UA) Under Armour Beats Quarterly Earnings Expectations – Lifts Outlook

Under Armour, Inc. (UA), one of the leading developers, marketers and distributors of branded sports apparel, footwear and accessories, recently posted better-than-expected third-quarter 2011 results. The outperformance came on the...

26Oct2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WRC) Warnaco Group Completes Debt Offering

Warnaco Group Inc. (WRC) recently announced the completion of a senior secured term loan offering of $200.0 million. The debt has been scheduled to mature in 2018. Warnaco will pay interest at a floating rate of 1% bearing a fixed...

22Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LULU) Lululemon Athletica First Quarter 2011 Earnings Scorecard

Recently, specialty retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) announced its financial results for the first-quarter 2011.

Street analysts had nearly a week to ponder on the news. In the paragraphs that follow, we cover the recent...

19Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HBI) Hanes Replaces Costly Cotton

In the backdrop of an upswing in global cotton prices, apparel giants are seeking alternative ways to combat the soaring raw materials cost. Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) has inked a deal with the Portland-based Naturally Advanced Technologies...

13Apr2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(VFC) V.F. Corporation – Bull of the Day

V.F. Corporation’s (VFC) fourth-quarter 2010 earnings of $1.78 per share outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate, and jumped almost 10% from the prior-year quarter on the heels of robust sales across all brands and improved margins....

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(RL) Polo Ralph Lauren – Bull of the Day

Polo Ralph Lauren (RL) reported better than expected third quarter 2011 earnings results. The quarterly earnings of $1.72 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.28 and rose 56.4% from the prior-year quarter on the heels...

17Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MFB) Maidenform Brands Incorporated – Sales Jumped 31% in the Second Quarter

Maidenform Brands Inc. (MFB) is still cashing in on demand for shapewear. Who knew shapewear could be so hot?

Maidenform Brands sells intimate apparel at department stores and other retail outlets through a collection of recognizable...

12Oct2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(VFC) VF Corporation – Earnings Surprised by 26% in the First Quarter

VF Corporation (VFC) saw record first quarter earnings per share in April and raised guidance on its strengthening business as consumers replenish their wardrobes.

VF Corporation manufactures apparel under 30 well-known brands...

24May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RL) Polo Ralph Lauren’s 2010 Fourth Quarter Profit Soars

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.‘s (RL) fiscal 2010 fourth-quarter earnings more than doubled to $1.13 per share from 44 cents in the year-ago period, driven by higher sales and robust gross margin. In addition, quarterly earnings surged...

19May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PVH) Phillips-Van Heusen – Analysts Estimate 22.3% Earnings Growth

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (PVH) is a Zacks #2 Rank stock that trades at a reasonable 18.3x fiscal 2011 consensus estimates and 14.7x fiscal 2012 consensus estimates.

Analysts estimate that Phillips-Van Heusen will grow its earnings...

3May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MFB) Institute for Supply Management Shows U.S. Manufacturing Increasing

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) manufacturing survey rose to a reading of 60.4 from 59.6 in February, an increase of 0.8 points and above the 60.0 reading that was expected. Any reading over 50 indicates that the manufacturing economy is expanding, so this is a very...

3May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PERY) Perry Ellis International’s Earnings Report Tops – Outlook In Line

Perry Ellis International Inc. (PERY) swung to a fiscal 2010 fourth-quarter net income of $8.5 million from a net loss of $21.6 million in the prior-year quarter. Excluding special items, adjusted earnings per share came in at 67...

27Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PVH) Phillips-Van Heusen – Earnings Estimates Headed Higher

Phillips Van Heusen’s (PVH) estimates were inching higher even before the company announced it was going to acquire Tommy Hilfiger.

Company Description

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. is a global designer...

17Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LULU) Lululemon Athletica Incorporated – Margins Are Expanding

Lululemon Athletica, Inc. (LULU) recently hit a new 52-week high as investors look for the company to build on its recent string of earnings surprises with its March 25, Q4 results.

Company Description

Lululemon...

12Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HBI) Hanesbrands’ Analyst Downgrades to Neutral

We recently downgraded the shares of Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) from Outperform to Neutral. This is because intense competition from established players, a debt-heavy balance sheet and exposure to adverse foreign currency translations...

4Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GIL) Gildan Activewear’s First Quarter Tops Views

Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL) reported fiscal 2010 first-quarter results after the closing bell on Tuesday. The company’s earnings surged to $28.0 million from $4.4 million posted in the year-ago period. Excluding certain special...

12Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LULU) Lululemon Athletica – Income From Operations Jumped 60%

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) topped Wall Street’s expectations for the sixth time in a row on strong top-line growth as well as improving margins.

Company Description

Lululemon Athletica...

9Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RL) Ralph Lauren Corporation Beats Expectations – Issues Warning

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL) reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 with earnings of $1.10 per share. Earnings were ahead the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.00 and were up 4.8% year-over-year. The better-than-expected...

4Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(OXM) Oxford Industries – Surprised By 50% in the Third Quarter

Oxford Industries, Inc. (OXM) has put together a nice earnings surprise streak over the last 4 quarters despite the tough retail environment. It has surprised on average of 67% during that period. OXM is trading with a forward P/E...

28Jan2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PVH) Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation – Forecasts Jump

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH) recently boosted its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and full year, and analysts followed suit. Shares of PVH have outpaced the market by more than 100% over...

18Jan2010 | | 0 comments | Continued