Tempur Sealy (TPX) falls 11.82% AH as earnings and revenue miss estimates. The integration of Sealy causes gross margin to fall to 38.6% from 50.7%. CEO Mark Sarvary says the steps the company is taking "to return Tempur North America to growth… are taking longer than expected." Management trims its FY13 outlook, saying it now sees EPS of $2.25-2.40 on sales of $2.425-2.45B versus consensus of $2.75/ share on revenue of $2.5B. (PR)
It's not just early access to the Thomson-Reuters/University of Michigan consumer-sentiment survey that has been available for a costly fee, it's possible to buy exclusive access to a swathe of other market-moving reports. These include: Informa Economics' $30,000-70,000 a year crop surveys; the $1,500 Bedding Barometer on mattress sales, which can affect Tempur Sealy (TPX); and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers' monthly shipment figures, available for $600 and relevant for GE (GE), Whirlpool (WHR) and Electrolux (ELUXF.PK).
Heard during Wal-Mart's (WMT +0.4%) presentation at the Jefferies Global Consumer Conference: 1) Sam's Club CFO Michael Dastugue notes online channels are picking up as the chain dabbles with more social media promotions. 2) On products trending well, Dastugue notes mattress sales are strong. Should Sealy (ZZ) and Tempur-Pedic (TPX) be worried with Serta and Night Therapy leading sellers at Sam's? 3) The company plans to open 15-20 new and relocated clubs during FY14. 4) New tech initiatives include self checkout kiosks, convertible registers, and scan & go testing. (webcast)
Tempur-Pedic International (TPX) says shareholders have approved the company's name change to Tempur Sealy International, at the company's annual meetingheld yesterday. The new name recognizes the combination of Tempur-Pedic and Sealy. The shares will continue to trade on the NYSE under the symbol "TPX."
Tempur-Pedic (TPX -4.4%) falls sharply on heavy volume without any news out from the company. Shares are at their lowest levels of two weeks with technical traders now sounding warning bells. One interesting note on TPX is that its weighting in the S&P Homebuilders Index (XHB) has been trimmed this year.
Mattress stocks in focus: Tempur Pedic (TPX +3.6%) trades higher after Mattress Firm (MFRM +6.7%) misses estimates with its Q4 earnings report and issues relatively in-line guidance. Though Raymond James is out with a defense on Mattress Firm, the momentum rally in the sector looks a bit overdone to some traders.
Tempur Pedic (TPX) says it will retire a series of different Sealy Corporation senior notes now that the merger between the companies has been completed. The moves are being made in order to lower the interest payment burden for the company.
Stifel Nicolaus upgrades Mattress Firm (MFRM) to a Buy rating from Hold with a $37 price target. Shares of MFRM are 1.7% higher premarket while the mattress sector (TPX, ZZ, SCSS) is on watch for a sympathy rally.
Tempur-Pedic (TPX +7.2%) and Select Comfort (SCSS +2.2%) trade higher after KeyBanc says mattress sales accelerated in January. The mattress sector is viewed as more susceptible than most to pressure on middle-income consumers.