Lifetime Brands Cuts 2006 Earnings Forecast: Can Jarden Be Far Behind?

Includes: JAH, LCUT
by: Herb Greenberg

Before Christmas, Lifetime Brands (NASDAQ:LCUT), which makes Farberware, Cuisinart and other name brands, cut its 2006 earnings forecast, citing lighter-than-expected purchases by retailers who were hoping not to get stuck with too much inventory. That begs the question: If Lifetime is getting hit by industry trends, can Jarden (NYSE:JAH) be far behind?

Jarden is scheduled to report earnings February 15.