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Tiffany & Co. (TIF)

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  • Nov. 29, 2012, 7:10 AM
    More on Tiffany's (TIF) Q3: The retailer saw steady sales gains in the Americas region, Asia-Pacific, and Europe but its gross margin rate fell 160 bps to 54.4%. Tiffany didn't keep pace with the overall retail sector, seeing Internet sales only increase 3% during the period. The company sets a "cautious" outlook with global macroeconomic factors in play, saying it sees FY12 EPS of $3.20-$3.40, lower than prior guidance of $3.55-$3.70 and short of the consensus mark of analysts calling for $3.60. TIF -12.2%. (PR)
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  • Nov. 29, 2012, 7:03 AM
    Tiffany (TIF): Q3 EPS of $0.49 misses by $0.14. Revenue of $853M (+4% Y/Y) misses by $4M. (PR)
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  • Nov. 29, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: BKS, CBRL, FRO, KR, LQDT, SFL, TIF
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  • Nov. 28, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: BKS, CBRL, FRO, KR, LQDT, SFL, TIF
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  • Nov. 23, 2012, 6:51 AM
    Black Friday shopping will be the headline story in retail for the day, but the underlying plot will be the effect online channels have on the total sales hauls. Though various trade groups tag Black Friday weekend shopping to see a 3% to 4% rise this year, online shopping is expected to increase by closer to 15% heading into Cyber Monday. Online has also been where the winners and losers in the sector have been separated with major online forces such as Macy's (M) and Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) roaring to huge gains - while the likes of J.C. Penney (JCP) and Big Lots (BIG) limp along.
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  • Nov. 15, 2012, 10:21 AM
    Tiffany & Co. (TIF) declares $0.32/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.16%. For shareholders of record Dec. 20. Payable Jan 10. Ex-div Dec. 18. (PR)
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  • Nov. 2, 2012, 7:56 AM
    The recent mix of economic news and retail sales reports sets the table for a holiday retail season that will come in better than original forecasts, according to IHS Global Insight. What to watch: While Hurricane Sandy is only an "interruption" to retailers on a strong growth track and an "excuse" for underperformers, two potential drags on Q4 retail sales could be a fiscal cliff that doesn't get resolved or a national election that is in dispute.
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  • Oct. 31, 2012, 10:04 AM
    Mall-based retailers and department stores are holding up relatively well in early trading after the effect of Hurricane Sandy was lined up as a major Q4 headwind. The trick now is to figure out which retail firms can recover lost sales. Two notables exceptions to the subdued trading pattern - J.C. Penney (JCP -4.8%) and Sears (SHLD -6.5%) - had a slightly higher percentage of stores in the path of Hurricane Sandy than the average in the sector.
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  • Oct. 30, 2012, 10:02 AM
    Forecasts on the effect of Hurricane Sandy on retail sales still vary greatly, although the general consensus is that a short-term boost of emergency items will lift sales for select companies while the prolonged cleanup could dampen overall holiday sales. Analysts see the list of losers much longer than the list of winners as home repairs take up a great deal of discretionary spending. In a nutshell: Every retailer has a different Sandy-related thesis, with product and geographic mix essential to estimating Q4 numbers.
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  • Oct. 26, 2012, 11:10 AM
    Though consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in five years, don't look for retailers to start adjusting guidance anytime soon. In an interview with CNBC yesterday, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson gave a somewhat frank assessment of how many execs are looking toward Q4 by noting the fiscal cliff could create a standstill to spending over the last ten days of the year as the automatic cuts slated for January 1 loom larger. Even if a late deal is struck, Q4 sales could take a blow. (video)
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  • Oct. 22, 2012, 1:14 PM
    Retailers want to edge into the holiday shopping season as early as possible this year with most forecasts calling for steady - but not spectacular - spending numbers. Trends to watch: 1) Increased online couponing and promotional activity from fringe players. 2) Managing inventory should be easier with the season starting early and big data initiatives firing up which could help margins. 3) The calendar comes through for retailers with a lush 32-day window between Thanksgiving and Christmas extending the crucial part of the season.
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  • Oct. 15, 2012, 8:54 AM
    Bain & Co. warns growth in the luxury market will slow to 5% this year with spending in China the biggest area of concern. Just last year, the sector was cruising along at a double-digit growth pace. The influence of Chinese consumers on the global luxury market continues to be dramatic with the nation now accounting for half of all luxury purchases in Asia and close to a third in Europe. On watch: RL, COH, KORS, GUCG.PK, WRC, TIF, LVMHF.PK.
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  • Oct. 11, 2012, 5:40 AM
    Burberry (BURBY.PK) spikes 8.2% in London after the company confirms falling demand for luxury goods in Asia, particularly China, but reports comparable-sales growth of 1% in Q2. While that's well down from 16% last year, it's above Burberry's previous guidance. Last month, a profit warning sent its shares tumbling over 20% and hit its U.S. peers. On watch today are COH, RL, WRC, KORS and TIF. (PR)
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  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:31 PM
    Chinese spending in Hong Kong during this year's (currently ongoing) Golden Week holiday is expected to fall at least 10% Y/Y, according to the Travel Industry Council. "The macroeconomic situation is dreadful," an analyst. "The number of big-ticket transactions has shrunk."
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  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:57 AM
    The vibe flowing out of September sales reports from retailers is largely positive with big names such as Costo and Limited Brands showing brisk sales, while teen seller Zumiez (ZUMZ) knocked it out of the park with 18.6% growth. Although back-to-school season numbers look to be beating expectations, the best gift for retail investors may be when Q3 reports roll in with companies showing improved margins as clearance sales were avoided and inventory controls clicked.
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  • Oct. 2, 2012, 6:45 AM
    The National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to rise 4.1% to $586.1B this year. Though the mark would rep the slowest pace of growth since 2009, the forecast is still higher than the average growth of 3.5% realized over the last ten years for the November to December period. Online retail is still a bright spot, with holiday sales expected to rise 12% this year to $96B.
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Company Description
Tiffany & Co through its subsidiary, operates as a jeweler and specialty retailer. It also sells timepieces, sterling silver goods, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, personal accessories and leather goods.
Sector: Services
Industry: Jewelry Stores
Country: United States