Fri, Oct. 14, 2:54 PM
- Piper Jaffray is out with the results of its annual Taking Stock With Teens Survey. The top brands listed by the 10K teens included in the survey are posted below.
- Top clothing brands: Nike (NYSE:NKE) 29%, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) 9%, Forever 21 5%, Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) 4%, Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) 3%.
- Top handbag brands: Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) 34%, Kate Spade (NYSE:KATE) 19%, Coach (NYSE:COH) 10%, Louis Vuitton (OTCPK:LVMHF) 5%, Longchamp Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) 3%.
- Top footwear brands: Nike 51%, Vans (NYSE:VFC) 9%, Converse 7%, Adidas (OTCQX:ADDYY) 6%, Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) 2%.
- Top restaurant chains: Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 14%, Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) 11%, Chick-fil-A 10%, Taco Bell (NYSE:YUM) 3%, Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) 3%, McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) 3%, Olive Garden (NYSE:DRI) 3%.
- Nothing earth-shattering in the tech results, dominating teen mindspace are Snapchat (Private:CHAT), YouTube, Instagram and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).
Thu, Oct. 13, 3:51 PM
- Dividend strategies in general have done well this year, and dividend growth has outperformed since interest rates began their sharp rise in late summer.
- Evercore's Ahbra Banerji suggests even better returns by adding a screen for low payout ratios. Banerji and team tested large-caps, mid-caps, and small-caps, and found combining dividend yield, payout ratio, and growth outperformed simpler dividend strategies.
- His top picks using that troika: VF Corp (NYSE:VFC), with a 2.6% yield and 53.4% payout ratio; Tiffany (NYSE:TIF) 2.3% yield and 48.2% payout ratio; Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) 3.3% yield and 36.3% payout ratio; Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) 3% yield and 41.1% payout ratio; BB&T 3% and 42.7% payout ratio.
- ETFs: DVY, VIG, SDY, SCHD, NOBL, SDOG, ADX, DLN, DGRW, DHS, FDL, DTD, FVD, DVYL, PFM, SDYL, DGRO, JTD, LCEAX, RDVY, DIVC, REGL, LEAD, FDRR, FDVV
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- Results from Fossil (FOSL +5.3%) and Ralph Lauren (RL +8.2%) that came in ahead of some beat-down expectations are helping to provide a lift to other names in the apparel sector. The rally is focused primarily on higher-end sellers.
- Cost streamlining helped to cut into weak tourism and F/X trends.
- Notable gainers include Hanesbrands (HBI +3.6%), PVH Corp (PVH +1%), Luxottica (LUX +1.9%), Kohl's (KSS +2.3%), VF Corp (VFC +1.2%), Guess (GES +1.2%), G-III Apparel (GIII +1.7%), Gildan Activewear (GIL +0.8%), and Vera Bradley (VRA +1.5%).
Fri, Jul. 22, 10:13 AM
- A weak earnings report from Skechers (SKX -22%) and a warning from VF Corp (VFC -2.8%) is taking down a number of peers of the apparel sellers.
- Soft demand in Asia, disruption in Europe, and continued F/X headwinds were cited by both companies.
- Oxford Industries (OXM -2.1%), Wolverine World Wide (WWW -2.6%), Crocs (CROX -2.9%), Steven Madden (SHOO -1.8%), and G-III Apparel Group (GIII -2.3%) are all lower.
- The negative start to the earnings season for the apparel/footwear sector appears to be impacting Nike (NKE -0.8%) and Under Armour (UA -0.9%) as well.
- Previously: Skechers -8% after missing Q2 expectations (July 21)
- Previously: V.F. beats by $0.01, misses on revenue (July 22)
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Fri, Jul. 15, 6:27 AM
- via Brean Capital:
- "We are downgrading shares of VFC (NYSE:VFC) from Buy to Hold, with our more neutral stance here predicated on our belief that current premium valuation reflect positives to the story, while not discounting some increasing fundamental risks, which combined, largely neutralizes risk/reward."
- "We highlight the following risks: 1) guidance for 2H acceleration in the face of a more uncertain macro backdrop, 2) post-Brexit Europe demand/FX exposure, 3) ongoing liquidation pressures in domestic athletic retail, 4) potential that moderation in TNF, Vans (against difficult multi-year compares) that goes beyond cyclical issues, and 5) conservatism from both VFC/retail partners with open-to-buy/inventory builds that likely constrains ability to chase/4Q upside, even if La Nina drives better y/y seasonal backdrop."
Sat, May 14, 11:01 AM
- The retail sector stays in focus next week with Target (NYSE:TGT), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), and Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) all due to report on Q1 earnings to follow on a week of dismal reports and guidance from the department store sector (Nordstrom, L Brands, Macy's, Kohl's). Home improvement chains Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Lowe's (NYSE:LOW) are also due to spill numbers.
- The story from the Commerce Department's April read of retail sales (+3.0% Y/Y, +1.3% M/M) is one of a consumer spending on housing, entertainment, and personal care/fitness over apparel and general merchandise. The 10% Y/Y gain in the nonstore retailer category also tipped that the Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Effect is magnifying.
- Amplify ETFs CEO Christian Magoon tells Seeking Alpha that the traditional retail model appears to be broken. Amplify's Online Retail ETF (NASDAQ:IBUY) is a bet on companies such as Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB), Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE), and Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) that are reeling in millennial dollars.
- Magoon on retail: "Traditional retailers face the headwinds of higher cost structures including the very real threat of increasing wages in the form of the $15 minimum wage campaign. Less flexible with inventory management, they also are more vulnerable to issues like weather and changing consumer preferences."
- Retail ETFs: XLP, XLY, VDC, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, FXG, PBJ, IYK, FXD, IYC, RHS, FDIS, PEJ, FSTA, PSL, SCC, RCD, UCC, PEZ, PMR, PSCC, UGE, PSCD, SZK, BITE.
- Apparel stocks: KATE, ANN, LULU, PVH, VNCE, CRI, UA, HBI, VFC, COLM, GIL, SQBG, JCP, KSS, DDS, M, JWN, ARO, AEO, ANF, WTSL, TLYS, CACH, ZUMZ, PSUN, EXPR, BKE, GIII, SQBG, HBI, VRA, ICON, SHOO, PERY, DXLG, BONT, GES, URBN, RL,GIL, NKE, OXM, HBI, VNCE, PERY, ICON, FL.
Fri, Apr. 29, 6:57 AM
- V.F. (NYSE:VFC): Q1 EPS of $0.61 beats by $0.03.
- Revenue of $2.84B (flat Y/Y) beats by $10M.
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- The North Face plans to open a flagship store in New York City.
- The company signed an eight-year lease for a three-level space on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan
- The North Face has been a recent underperformer for parent VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC). The brand reported a 4% drop in revenue in Q4 (-2% currency neutral).
Mon, Mar. 28, 1:37 PM
- Shares of VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC) are only up 0.67% after the company announced it will explore strategic options for its licensed sports business, although retail analysts see upside from the development.
- Sterne Agree CRT says the move by VF is a "wise decision" with licensed sports not aligning with the rest of the outdoorsy focus of the company.
- UBS goes even further in giving its approval for the move. "Selling LSG would make strategic sense in our view as VF transitions its portfolio toward higher growth/higher margin businesses," notes UBS analyst Michael Binetti.
- Both investment firms think VF could ramp up M&A with the licensed sports business out of the way.
- Previously: VF Corporation explores options for licensed sports business (March 25)