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Blue Nile, Inc. (NILE)

  • Fri, May 8, 8:11 AM
    • Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE) reports U.S. engagement net sales increased 2.1% to $61M.
    • U.S. non-engagement net sales fell 0.3% to $26M.
    • International net sales grew 8.6% to $19.5M.
    • Gross margin rate improved 40 bps to 18.8%.
    • Operating margin rate +24 bps to 1.79%.
    • Q2 Guidance: Net sales: $110M to $113M; Diluted EPS: $0.18 to $0.21.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Net sales: $488M to $505M; Diluted EPS: $0.83 to $0.93.
    • Q1 results
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  • Tue, Feb. 10, 7:55 AM
    • Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE) reports U.S. engagement net sales increased 7.9% to $85M.
    • U.S. non-engagement net sales rose 6.3% to $48.8M.
    • International net sales grew 10.9% to $23.6M.
    • Gross margin rate decreased 55 bps to 18.1%.
    • Operating margin rate declined 59 bps to 4.35%.
    • FQ1 Guidance: Net sales: $107M to $110M; Diluted EPS: $0.07 to $0.09.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Net sales: $488M to $505M; Diluted EPS: $0.83 to $0.93.
    • Q4 results
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  • Nov. 20, 2014, 12:48 PM
    • Shares of Blue Nile (NILE -1.4%) turn lower on heavy volume after a negative article is posted by StreetSweeper.
    • The premise of the take is rather simple: Blue Nile's goal of growing its engagement business rapidly won't hold up with women preferring to have stones from brick-and-mortar stores instead of from an online seller.
    • Though Blue Nile has pilot physical stores in Rhode Island and Seattle, a broader roll-out of the concept could pile up costs and change the business model.
  • Feb. 19, 2014, 9:18 AM
    • Shares of Blue Nile (NILE) are up 1.8% in premarket trading after the Signet-Zale merger shines a spotlight on the sector.
    • The company looks like a more attractive takeover candidate with its online business now posing as one of the few competitors in the online jewelry sector.
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  • Feb. 6, 2014, 12:46 PM
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  • Sep. 26, 2013, 10:04 AM
    • In a coverage launch for Chinese Internet stocks, Baidu (BIDU +0.7%), Ctrip (CTRP +0.2%), Sohu (SOHU +2.5%) Changyou (CYOU +5.4%), and Dangdang (DANG +8.5%) have been started at Outperform by Credit Suisse.
    • Tableau (DATA +0.5%) has been started at Outperform by FBN.
    • Cavium (CAVM +1.6%) has been started at Overweight by Morgan Stanley.
    • Blue Nile (NILE +4.7%) has been started at Buy by B. Riley.
    • Applied Materials (AMAT +0.1%) has been upgraded to Buy by Berenberg two days after the Tokyo Electron deal was announced.
    • IT/chip distributors Arrow (ARW) and (AVT +0.2%) have been cut to Neutral by UBS.
    • HomeAway (AWAY -3.9%) has been cut to Equalweight by Morgan Stanley.
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  • Sep. 4, 2013, 1:59 PM
    • Shares of Zales (ZLC +4.8%) continue to run after the jeweler's FQ4 beat. The stock is up 49.7% since the company announced results on Aug. 28.
    • Diamond jewelers Blue Nile (NILE +3%), Tiffany (TIF +1.9%), and Signet (SIG +0.4%) are up on the day as well and are outperforming the broader S&P retail sector (+0.8%).
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  • Feb. 13, 2013, 7:30 AM
    RBC Capital weighs in on Blue Nile (NILE) following the retailer's disappointing Q4 report. The firm keeps an Outperform rating in place as it notes the online seller added new customers at an 18% clip but pulls back the reigns on its price target to $38 from $48. NILE -4.1% premarket.
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  • Jan. 8, 2013, 8:28 AM
    Shares of Signet (SIG) move 2.4% higher premarket after the company reports better-than-expected holiday sales and boosts its estimates for Q4 profit. On watch: ZLC, NILE.
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  • Nov. 27, 2012, 11:51 AM
    Jewelry stocks race higher with word private equity concerns are sticking their nose into the sector. Advancers: Signet (SIG) +4.5%, Zale (ZLC) +3.7%, Blue Nile (NILE) +5.0%.
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  • Aug. 27, 2012, 3:48 PM
    Shares of Zale (ZLC +2.7%) and Blue Nile (NILE +2.5%) get a lift from Tiffany's Q2 results. It's a bit of a curious move as the company's report didn't paint a particularly pretty picture of the sector. On top of that, TIF's jump could be influenced by shorts taking profits off the table as visibility has cleared on the name.
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  • Aug. 3, 2012, 8:59 AM
    Shares of Blue Nile (NILE) skyrocket 27.1% premarket after the company beat estimates with its Q2 report. The company's full-year guidance of $0.70-$0.85 came in over the consensus mark of analysts and brings up the question if the company is catching jewelry buyers trading down from higher-priced brick-and-mortar sellers such as SIG, TIF and ZLC.
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  • Aug. 2, 2012, 5:21 PM
    Blue Nile (NILE): Q2 EPS of $0.11 beats by $0.04. Revenue of $91M (+13% Y/Y) beats by $2M. Shares +26.5% AH. (PR)
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  • May 24, 2012, 9:56 AM
    Shares of jewelry sellers Blue Nile (NILE -3.1%) and Zale (ZLC -3.5%) fall lower after the word from Tiffany is that U.S. sales were weak. (Earlier: Signet feels the pull of Tiffany's gravity)
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Company Description
Blue Nile Inc is an online retailer of high-quality diamonds and fine jewelry such as engagement and non-engagement products. It offers its products for sale through its website in over 40 countries and territories throughout the world.