|Bid||15.94 x 1400|
|Ask||15.94 x 800|
|Day's Range||15.49 - 16.02|
|52 Week Range||13.58 - 30.63|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.31|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.25|
|Earnings Date||Nov 27, 2019 - Dec 2, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.80 (5.08%)|
|1y Target Est||17.69|
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Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF), a leading, global specialty retailer of apparel and accessories, is pleased to announce its partnership with Bring Change to Mind (BC2M), a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue and raising awareness, understanding and empathy about mental health. Co-founded by award-winning actor and activist, Glenn Close, whose family has been affected by mental health issues, BC2M is focused on ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. The announcement aligns with the aim of World Mental Health Day, which brings attention to global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigmas associated with mental health.
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Abercrombie's (ANF) efforts to expand digital and omni-channel capabilities, optimize store fleet, and focus on Hollister brand bode well. Soft margins and recently enacted tariffs are headwinds.
(Bloomberg) -- When Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer first argued that Canada had trampled her constitutional rights during a December arrest, it rang a little hollow.Meng Wanzhou wasn’t a Canadian citizen. She’d been detained for three hours at Vancouver’s airport. She’d been released on bail to live in one of her two multimillion-dollar homes in the Pacific Coast city. On the face of it, it didn’t appear a roughshod abuse of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms capable of derailing a U.S. extradition request.Yet over a two-week stretch of hearings that ended Thursday, her phalanx of lawyers have exposed cracks in the way Canada handled her arrest -- including an admission from border officials that “in error” they shared her device passwords with police -- putting the prosecution on the back foot.“Meng was tricked,” Scott Fenton, one of her lawyers, told the court, laying out how allegedly the Canada Border Services Agency, police and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation unlawfully used the pretext of an immigration check to get Meng to disclose evidence that could be used against her.According to defense testimony, Meng’s warrant called for her “immediate” arrest, yet border officials detained her first for three hours, ostensibly to determine if she was admissible to Canada. However:There was never any chance Meng would have been turned away, given the arrest warrant awaiting her.Officials never formally admitted her anyway -- her immigration status in Canada remains in limbo.They also never told her why she was being questioned. Only when arrested hours later was she advised of her right to remain silent.Border officials say they weren’t cooperating with police or the Federal Bureau of Investigations, yet:They questioned her about Huawei’s business in Iran. Unbeknownst to Meng, the U.S. extradition request -- based on an indictment still sealed at that time -- accused her of fraud related to sanctions on Iran.They placed her devices in special bags to prevent them from being tampered with remotely -- a specific request from the FBI and not a standard border procedure.They gave the passwords to all her devices to police. A CBSA official later said the passwords “were provided in error” and couldn’t be used as evidence, according to an email exhibit.A Canadian police officer allegedly emailed unique identifying numbers of Meng’s phones and tablet to an FBI legal attache -- unlawfully sidestepping formal channels for such information sharing -- which could potentially be used by the U.S. to gather more evidence against her.Crown lawyers have either disputed or sought to downplay the significance of those points. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes, the presiding judge, has often seemed skeptical, grilling the prosecution.Meng seeks a court order to force the Canadian government to release more details about her arrest. On Thursday, Holmes requested additional information from both sides to address conflicting evidence about the allegations of information sharing with the FBI attache. She isn’t expected to issue a decision until at least Oct. 16, potentially much later if the police officer or others are called for cross examination.Ultimately, the defense is seeking to establish an abuse of process. If it’s successful, the court could halt the extradition proceedings.Long OddsFor Meng, these are the first steps in a long battle in which the odds are stacked against her. Of the 798 U.S. extradition requests received since 2008, Canada has only refused or discharged eight, according to Canada’s Department of Justice.Still, she’s approaching the initial test with flair.The executive -- who wore an Abercrombie & Fitch hoodie in her mug shot and preferred yoga pants and sneakers at earlier proceedings -- has shown up daily in four-inch stilettos and designer dresses flaunting the GPS tracker on her left ankle. She used to scurry to her car with a wool cap pulled low over her eyes, but now strides each morning out the gates of her C$13 million ($9.8 million) property -- coat off despite the chill -- allowing photographers to take pictures of her. She stopped for her first interview with a Chinese-language TV crew to remark on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule.There’s a certain irony in the glamour offensive. Two Canadians detained in China within days of Meng’s arrest, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, are being held in isolation with only sporadic access to consular officials. Meng’s arrest and the detentions of Kovrig and Spavor have plunged the relationship between Canada and its second-biggest trading partner into its darkest period since diplomatic ties were established in 1970 -- with almost no hope of a detente.Meanwhile, the case continues to offer glimpses into the persona and life of a woman who was virtually unknown until her arrest, despite being the eldest daughter of Huawei’s billionaire founder Ren Zhengfei: until December, Meng had never had any run-in with the law, not even a traffic violation. In addition to the two Vancouver homes, she has two in Hong Kong, one in Shenzhen and three in London, which she rents out. She’s a titan of business with a penchant for accessorizing just about everything: a Winnie-the-Pooh sticker on her iPad, a pastel puffball on her backpack, even a cherry blossom charm on her USB stick.Meng’s high-profile case brings to the fore growing criticism that Canada’s border agency operates amid scant oversight and outdated laws. In June, an Ontario court censured the CBSA for its “serious, longstanding and systemic” approach to searching electronic devices.A December 2017 report by the parliamentary ethics committee criticized how the agency treats such devices in the same way it inspects a bag of underwear, and called for new laws on device searches at borders.“They say they don’t, but the law, if applied as they say it is, would allow them to do it on a whim. We say this is likely unconstitutional,” David Fraser, a privacy lawyer representing the Canadian Bar Association, told the committee.(Updates with judge reserving decision to at least Oct. 16 from the eighth paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: Natalie Obiko Pearson in Vancouver at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: David Scanlan at firstname.lastname@example.org, Chris Fournier, Stephen WicaryFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Forever 21 Inc. has learned the hard way that the allegiance of teen shoppers is anything but everlasting.The fast-fashion retailer filed for bankruptcy late Sunday, saying it has obtained $350 million in financing to help it stay afloat. The company said it plans to close most of its Asian and European stores in order to focus on its core business in North America.The bankruptcy is, of course, another signal of the punishing pressures of the broader “retail apocalypse,” in which the rise of e-commerce is siphoning away shoppers from brick-and-mortar chains, forcing them to collectively shutter thousands of stores. But Forever 21’s troubles also are an emblem of a new and important dynamic shaping the U.S. apparel market: Fast fashion, once a formidable retail niche, is falling behind.In the first two decades of the 2000s, the trifecta of Forever 21, H&M and Inditex SA’s Zara had punishing impact on mid-priced mall heavyweights such as Gap Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc., stealing away the high school and college set by peddling trendier garments and refreshing their merchandise offerings at a much quicker pace. The Great Recession helped support their rise, as it meant shoppers were especially focused on low prices.Now, though, there are clear signs that some shoppers are souring on this model. Forever 21 and others of its ilk have long been go-tos for what is essentially disposable clothing – a trend you’re sure will be fleeting, an outfit you don’t want to be seen in more than once on Instagram, etc. But just as sustainability concerns upended the food and beauty industries years ago, they are starting to factor more into clothing purchases. And it could contribute to a backlash to what was essentially a years-long binge on cheap polyester.To the extent that many shoppers are still embracing fast fashion, there are now many more options for them to scratch their itch for of-the-moment clothing than when Forever 21 was gathering steam. Chains such as Gap, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters Inc. have sped up their supply chains to be more reactive to new trends. Plus, many chains including Ann Taylor, Express and Bloomingdale’s are now joining upstart Rent The Runway in the clothing rental business.Digital-centric players such as Boohoo, Fashion Nova and Asos have given them fresh options, and low-priced, U.K.-based brick-and-mortar chain Primark is starting to open U.S. stores. On top of that, digitally-enabled secondhand selling is gaining traction. The stock market debut of The RealReal Inc. and Foot Locker Inc.’s $100 million investment in sneaker re-seller Goat were signals of the strong expectations of growth for this model. Simply put, there are more options now for having a constantly-refreshing wardrobe that don’t necessarily depend on fast fashion. All of those changes are making it difficult for Forever 21 to stay relevant. In fact, the collective U.S. market share of the Big Three of fast fashion peaked in 2015, according to data from Euromonitor.Of course, Forever 21’s bankruptcy also is a result of other factors, including the pace at which it opened stores and its decision to have so many of them in enclosed malls. But the chain’s troubles signal a new era of opportunity for capturing the dollars of Generation Z and millennial shoppers. Its struggling neighbors at the mall should take note.–Andrea Felsted contributed the “Rental on the Rise” chart. To contact the author of this story: Sarah Halzack at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Sarah Halzack is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the consumer and retail industries. She was previously a national retail reporter for the Washington Post.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is going after CEOs with huge pay relative to their company’s regular workers.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For students, going back to school can be super exciting (!!!), and also super stressful. Yep, five positive statements of affirmation can cancel out one negative feeling someone may experience from being bullied1. Students across the country can print and post affirmation tear sheets in their schools, and their classmates can tear and share a positive message from them to help undo bullying and spread good vibes nationwide.
The retailer plans to close three of its flagship stores and reduce its dealings with China to minimize the effects of increasing tariffs.
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