VF Corp. (VFC -6.7%) says Q1 profit jumped 23%, raises 2011 guidance, and even finds customer...

|By:, SA News Editor

VF Corp. (VFC -6.7%) says Q1 profit jumped 23%, raises 2011 guidance, and even finds customer acceptance of early clothing product price increases. But investors are wary of 24% inventory growth, even though it mostly reflects buying goods early to benefit from lower costs - mitigating cost-increase risk but increasing fashion risk.