|Bid||0.0000 x 0|
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|Day's Range||97.7693 - 98.9500|
|52 Week Range||89.1600 - 108.6800|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.40%|
Management has projected a 7% growth in fiscal 2017 sales on a reported basis and a 6% increase in constant currency. Growth is expected to be driven by a 9% increase in its Calvin Klein business and an 8% rise in its Tommy Hilfiger revenues. While a Mexico deconsolidation could negatively impact Calvin Klein sales, Tommy Hilfiger sales are likely to feel the impact from the G-III license.
What drove Dollar General’s fiscal 2017 sales? Dollar General’s (DG) sales grew at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of ~8% between fiscal 2011 and 2016. In fiscal 2017, its total sales increased 6.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $23.5 billion. In comparison, competitor Dollar Tree (DLTR) opened ~600 stores in its fiscal 2017, which ended on February 3, 2018.
Ralph Lauren (RL) is working hard to improve its brand image and turn around its business. Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Heather Balsky, however, believes the company might not return to growth anytime soon, as the demand for Ralph Lauren is “still not bright.” Balsky forecasted negative sales growth for Ralph Lauren through fiscal 2019.
Ralph Lauren (RL), which is scheduled to report its third-quarter results on February 1, is expected to post another quarter of top-line declines. If results land around expectations, then the third quarter would mark the eleventh straight quarter of sales declines for the company. Rising competition, a highly promotional environment, and Ralph Lauren’s struggle to resonate with customers have hit the brand’s sales in the recent past.
Under Armour (UAA) stock fell 50.0% during 2017, making it among the worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500 Index for the year. In comparison, competitors Nike (NKE), Lululemon Athletica (LULU), and Columbia Sportswear (COLM) closed the year with gains exceeding 20.0%. Under Armour (UAA) started 2018 on a positive note and surged more than 10.0% in the first three trading days of the new year.