Reading between the lines of comments made by execs at VF Corp (VFC -2.4%) during the firm's...

|By:, SA News Editor

Reading between the lines of comments made by execs at VF Corp (VFC -2.4%) during the firm's earnings conference call (transcript) seem to indicate M&A activity could be back on the front burner now that Timberland is integrated into the company. After noting that commercial paper will be paid off this year and capital has been generated, the key phrase was heard: "We are beginning to look into 2013 about what we might do." Dealreporter tips Columbia Sportswear (COLM -0.1%) as a potential target.