HOTT
Hot Topic, Inc.NASDAQ
HOTT is defunct since June 12, 2014. Merger with Sycamore partners
  • Nov. 15, 2013, 2:05 PM
    • Both Lululemon (LULU +0.4%) and Abercrombia & Fitch (ANF -2.1%) stand accused by retail analysts of alienating its customers after execs made ill-timed digs at the plus-sized customers the retailers haven't included in their marketing or sales plans.
    • As Lululemon and A&F continue to suffer from negative feedback for their strategies - sales have been strong at Hot Topic (HOTT), Ascena Retail Group (ASNA), and L Brands (LTD) for brands which cater to plus-sized shoppers.
    • Tale of the tape (YTD returns): Lululemon -13% and Abercrombie & Fitch -28% vs. Hot Topic +45%, Ascena Retail Group +15%, and L Brands +37%.
    | Nov. 15, 2013, 2:05 PM | 3 Comments
  • May 28, 2013, 5:30 PM

    S&P announces some changes to its indices, with Impax Laboratories (IPXL) replacing Cymer (CYMI) and Tangoe (TNGO) replacing Hot Topic (HOTT) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Friday, May 31. ASML Holding NV is acquiring Cymer, while Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is acquiring Hot Topic, with both deals expected to be completed soon. IPXL -2% AH.

    | May 28, 2013, 5:30 PM
  • Mar. 13, 2013, 4:02 PM
    Hot Topic (HOTT): Q4 EPS of $0.29 beats by $0.02. Revenue of $233M (+11% Y/Y). (PR)
    | Mar. 13, 2013, 4:02 PM
  • Mar. 13, 2013, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday ’s close: CWTR, FTK, HOTT, SIGM, VRA
    | Mar. 13, 2013, 12:10 AM
  • Mar. 12, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday ’s close: CWTR, FTK, HOTT, SIGM, VRA
    | Mar. 12, 2013, 5:35 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 8, 2013, 10:14 AM

    Hot Topic (HOTT -0.1%) isn't a cold topic following Sycamore Partner $14-a-share buyout offer. A law firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of shareholders claiming the offer isn't good enough and Retail Geeks is asking some probing questions on the company's recently-issued guidance and abrupt resignation of its CFO.

    | Mar. 8, 2013, 10:14 AM
  • Mar. 7, 2013, 1:10 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: IMMR +39%. AFFY +36%. HOTT +29%. CTC +26%. NAV +26%. GMXR +20%. REE +18%. HIMX +18%. CIEN +17%. MITK +17%.
    Midday top 10 losers: SCTY -14%. AV -12%. BAA -12%. HTHT -12%. YY -11%. BORN -10%. MCOX -9%. MTG -9%. BLDP -9%. JRCC -9%.
    | Mar. 7, 2013, 1:10 PM
  • Mar. 7, 2013, 9:13 AM

    Sycamore Partners plans to acquire Hot Topic (HOTT) for $14 a share. The $600M deal will be voted on at a special shareholder meeting.

    | Mar. 7, 2013, 9:13 AM
  • Jan. 22, 2013, 9:08 AM

    More on Hot Topic (HOTT) (previous): The resignation of a CFO following close after an unexpected rise in guidance should raise a few eyebrows, warns retail analyst Rob Wilson. Hot Topic announced on January 2 that it expects earnings to increase 30% to 35% Y/Y in 2013.

    | Jan. 22, 2013, 9:08 AM
  • Jan. 22, 2013, 7:21 AM

    Hot Topic (HOTT) announces that Jim McGinty resigned as its CFO, effective as of March 29. The company says one of its current execs will man the job until a permanent replacement is found.

    | Jan. 22, 2013, 7:21 AM
  • Nov. 15, 2012, 7:01 AM
    Piper Jaffray tags Hot Topic (HOTT) with a rating to Overweight from Neutral following the retailer's strong Q3 earnings report. The retailer saw its plus-size fashion lines at Torrid stores come in on-trend during the quarter and help boost results.
    | Nov. 15, 2012, 7:01 AM
  • Nov. 14, 2012, 4:48 PM
    Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT) declares $0.08/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 3.73%. For shareholders of record Dec. 14. Payable Dec. 28. Ex-div Dec. 12.
    | Nov. 14, 2012, 4:48 PM
  • Nov. 14, 2012, 4:08 PM
    Hot Topic (HOTT): Q3 EPS of $0.10 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $179.4M (+2% Y/Y) misses by $5M. (PR)
    | Nov. 14, 2012, 4:08 PM
  • Oct. 3, 2012, 4:15 PM
    Hot Topic (HOTT) declares $0.08/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 3.66%. For shareholders of record Oct 15. Payable Oct 29. Ex-div date Oct 11. Shares +0.3% AH. (PR)
    | Oct. 3, 2012, 4:15 PM
  • Aug. 24, 2012, 2:50 PM
    Retailers are finally catching on to what plus-size women shoppers really want to see in stores, ditching the older-looking loose look for trendier lines. It's a segment increasingly in focus with sales toppling $19.4B and claiming 32% of all women shoppers looking for apparel, according to data from NPD Group. Leading plus-size players: Torrid (HOTT), Limited (LTD), H&M, Lane Bryant (CHRS), and Lucky Brand (LIZ).
    | Aug. 24, 2012, 2:50 PM | 5 Comments
  • Aug. 15, 2012, 6:02 PM
    More on Hot Topic (HOTT): Q2 results miss estimates, despite losses narrowing on better overall revenue an margins. Gross margin widened to 34.1% from 32.2%, as overhead expenses fell 6.2%. Shares -3% AH.
    | Aug. 15, 2012, 6:02 PM