94.59 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:57PM EDT
|Bid||94.62 x 1200|
|Ask||94.47 x 800|
|Day's Range||93.78 - 95.04|
|52 Week Range||67.18 - 97.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.50|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.92|
|Earnings Date||Apr 18, 2019 - Apr 22, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.04 (2.35%)|
|1y Target Est||95.55|
Ba3-PD Probability of Default Rating ("PDR") and Ba2 ratings on its proposed $1.55 billion Senior Secured Credit Facilities, consisting of a $500 million Revolving Credit Facility, $750 million Term Loan-A and $300 million Term Loan-B. At the same time, Moody's assigned a Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating ("SGL") of SGL-2. The ratings outlook is stable.
50 U.S. High Schools Reimagine Vans as a Canvas for Creative Expression COSTA MESA, Calif. , April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vans has selected the top 50 semi-finalists continuing on to the public voting ...
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At least that’s what J. Crew Group Inc. is hoping as it considers bringing its Madewell business to the public markets in the wake of rival Levi Strauss & Co.’s own $623 million offering. Madewell, the denim focused starlet of the J. Crew family, could go public as soon as the second half of this year, the company announced Thursday. Struggling parent company J. Crew also named Michael Nicholson as interim chief executive officer after months with no one in the post.
Clothing retailer J. Crew Group Inc. says it's considering a potential initial public offering for its successful Madewell brand. It says a Madewell IPO, if pursued, could be completed as early as the second half of this year. Separately, it named Michael Nicholson, president and chief operating officer, interim CEO of J. Crew Group Inc. Retail veteran Mickey Drexler led J. Crew for more than a decade, helping it become a coveted fashion brand before it hit a multi-year sales slump.
The latest report from B. Riley suggests that Under Armour is losing favor with younger shoppers, but gaining with older ones.
V.F. (VFC) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock points to the jobs created and businesses started since he took office while his main opponents point to the increasing power of developers and a spate of gentrification.
as it prepares to spin off its iconic blue jeans brands. Levi's stock has jumped in trading on Wednesday, trending toward its highest level since late March IPO. The trends noted by the company are encouraging to VF Corp. which filed a Form 10 document with the SEC on April 1 to spin off key denim brands Lee, Rock & Republic, and Wrangler into a new company called Kontoor Brands that will trade under the symbol KTB.
Canadian apparel giant Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) appears unstoppable. The equity surged 15% in a single day following a 17% increase in comparable year-over-year sales and an earnings beat. Now, LULU stock has recovered all of the losses from the fall selloff in equities and currently trades near 52-week highs.Source: m01229 Via FlickrHowever, LULU has surged more than 50% higher since falling to its near-term low on Dec. 24.This has left Lululemon stock with a heightened valuation. Although growth could keep LULU moving higher, for now, investors should evaluate it on macro trends rather than the company's revenue and earnings growth.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips LULU Stock and Long-Term GrowthUnlike many segments of retail, the athletic apparel industry has posted impressive growth in recent years. This comes in large part from a greater interest in fitness and from increasingly affluent Asian consumers who have purchased more athletic clothing. * 8 Risky Stocks to Watch as Earnings Season Kicks Off Perhaps no equity has benefitted more than Lululemon stock. LULU continues to enjoy double-digit revenue and profit growth. Long a choice brand among women for yoga and running, the company has expanded its men's segment in recent years. It has even gained a following among teens.Lululemon trades at a forward price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of about 31.6. Analysts also see profit growth continuing. They forecast earnings will grow by more than 18% both this year and next. They also project average annual profit growth of 17.7% per year over the next five years.Its long-term profit outlook comes in ahead of both Nike (NYSE:NKE) and VF Corp (NYSE:VFC). While falling short of Under Armour (NYSE:UA, NYSE:UAA) on earnings increases, LULU still outperforms UA on revenue growth. LULU Stock and Market TrendsStill, this impressive performance holds both good news and bad news for LULU stock. Due to its move lower and recovery over the last year, investors may need to look at Lululemon stock as a proxy for the market.The forward PE of 31.6 may seem fully valued or even slightly overpriced. The 18-plus% profit growth can help LULU justify that multiple, but only if the market continues moving higher.However, traders should take heed of last year's stock selloff. Lululemon peaked at $161.25 per share in late September. Soon after, the market decline began. By Dec. 24, LULU had fallen as low as $110.71 per share.As mentioned before, the equity now slightly exceeds those September highs. Still, global growth has shown signs of slowing. Moreover, the current bull market has gone on for more than ten years now. If the market changes direction, one has to assume Lululemon will follow suit.Over the long term, I see LULU as a winner. Should the stock find itself caught in a slowdown, I think it becomes one of the more apparent buys. However, only macro trends can drive it higher in the near term. With that movement possibly looking to shift, investors should consider waiting for now. The Bottom Line on LULU StockThanks to a recent move higher, macro trends will probably serve as the driving force of Lululemon in the near term. Perhaps no company understands trends in women's athletic clothing better. As in previous years, this continues to bolster its stock. Moreover, a blowout earnings report and an overall market recovery have taken the price of LULU close to 52-week highs.However, its PE ratio indicates that the Lululemon stock price accounts for the company's growth in popularity. The trading patterns of the last year suggest the stock has become more of a proxy for the overall market than the company's own numbers.LULU stock remains a long-term buy. Still, with some market trends possibly turning negative, prospective buyers should exercise patience, not buy orders.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Medical Marijuana Stocks to Cure Your Portfolio * 8 Best Stocks to Buy for an April Rally * Top 20 Stocks to Buy for 20-Somethings! Compare Brokers The post At This Point, LULU Stock Only Can Follow the Overall Market appeared first on InvestorPlace.
As VF Corp. prepares to spin off its Kontoor jeans business, analysts say Vans will be a star among the remaining brands.
Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains discusses three sports retail stocks to buy right now as the market continues to hum along in 2019.
Piper Jaffray's survey of 8,000 teens across 47 states with an average age of 16 found that teens spend the most on food and clothing, Erinn Murphy, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst, said on CNBC's "Worldwide Exchange" Monday. Where Do Teens Dine?
In the past 10 years, Nike and V.F. Corp. generated total returns of 22.5% and 21.8% per year, respectively. V.F. Corp. is a Dividend Aristocrat, having increased its dividend each year for over 30 years. Nike is no slouch when it comes to dividends, either -- it has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years, making it a Dividend Achiever.
Never let it be said that, if nothing else, President Donald Trump doesn't keep things interesting. His latest controversial threat? Closing the border between the United States and Mexico until the nation's neighbor to the south does more to help shore up the free flow of potentially dangerous immigrants.He has since backed off on the threat, at least partially heeding concerns voiced by corporate leaders worried that such a move could stifle trade.He has hardly ruled out a complete border closure, however.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsTo that end, should President Trump still follow through on his innuendo, a handful of companies could readily feel an adverse effect. These outfits rely heavily on a relatively open border, with more than $600 billion worth of goods shipped between here and there every year.Mexico is the United States' third-biggest trade partner. * The Hottest Investment Ideas from Bill Gates' 10 Breakthroughs in 2019 Here's a rundown of nine of the market's most vulnerable names if Mexico and the U.S. are effectively cut off from one another, in no particular order. Ford Motor Company (F)Source: Shutterstock It may have been overstated for effect than for fact, but the point was well taken all the same when Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor and economics at the Center for Automotive Research, commented "You can't sell cars with missing pieces. You've got to have them all. I see the whole industry shutdown within a week of a border closing." An estimated 37% of the parts imported for use on U.S.-made automobiles come from Mexico.A closed border could prove doubly difficult for Ford (NYSE:F), however, which has established so many production and assembly facilities in Mexico over the course of the past several years. It has assembly plants in Hermosillo and Cuautitlan, a transmission factory in Guanajuato, and three engine plants in Chihuahua. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)Source: GothamNurse Via FlickrThe threat of a border closure has, for some reason, thrust avocados into the spotlight. Mexico produces more of them than any other country in the world, and if they can't be transported across the Mexico/U.S. line, some fear the United States would run out of avocados in three weeks.While it might be tough to believe, the U.S. can survive without avocados. The fruit is only a microcosm for a much bigger food fight that would extend well beyond avocados. A whole variety of produce and packaged foods would soon be in short supply. * 10 Best ETFs for 2019: A Close Race at the Front Enter food giant Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), which ships a great deal of corn and sugar to Mexico. While scarcity would initially beef up prices of ADM's goods, such a price hike would ultimately prove damaging in the long run for companies that ship foods in either direction. Werner Enterprises (WERN)Source: Shutterstock Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) is a major logistics outfit in the United States … a fancy term for trucking, with a lot of "value add"' that makes matters simple for the shipping companies' customers.It matters. More than 80% of the goods transported between the two countries are carried by tractor trailers, and Werner is one of the key companies ferrying goods to and from Mexico.It's not just Werner that could run into a roadblock, literally and figuratively, at the border though. The United States' entire trucking industry could experience a fiscal flat tire.Bob Costello, chief economist and senior vice president with the American Trucking Associations, explains "Last year, just to haul freight to and from Mexico, the American trucking industry employed over 31,000 U.S. truck drivers (full-time equivalent) and nearly 47,000 total workers to support this truck-transported trade. This business generated $6.6 billion in revenue last year, and U.S. truck drivers were paid nearly $2 billion in wages to haul this freight." Kroger (KR)Source: Shutterstock Although Archer Daniels Midland may enjoy an initial bump in pricing power as the supply of food goods shrinks, as was noted, there's more long-term downside than upside.ADM isn't the only player in the food distribution game that's apt to run into a headwind, however. The outfits on the frontline that put food on families' tables will also be crimped, by being forced to charge higher prices as well as simply not having all the goods their customers want (like avocados!) to sell. * 7 Reasons Americans Should Embrace Socialism That makes Kroger (NYSE:KR) especially vulnerable, being not only the nation's biggest grocer but also focusing solely on groceries. At least rival Walmart (NYSE:WMT) can offset any softness in food sales with its general merchandise sold on the other side of its stores. VF Corp (VFC)Source: Andy Via FlickrVF Corp (NYSE:VFC) isn't exactly a household name. In fact, most investors may have never even heard of it. That's by design. The company is far more interested in promoting the brand names it owns and operates, which include Vans, The North Face, JanSport and Lee and Wrangler jeans, just to name a few.Many of those brands' production facilities, however, have migrated to Mexico where labor is usually much cheaper. Now getting that apparel into the United States could prove costly, if not impossible.The double whammy: While VF will find it challenging to get goods into the United States, it may find it just as tricky to get raw materials like the cotton needed to make denim out of the U.S. and into Mexico. Kansas City Southern (KSU)Source: Shutterstock While most of the goods shipped between the United States and Mexico are delivered by truck, a respectable chunk of the $600 billion in trade the two nations engage in is facilitated by railroads.That puts Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), more so than any other rail name, in the crosshairs of this political standoff. For perspective, while roughly one-tenth of the volume Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) handles crosses the Mexico/U.S. line, almost one-third of Kansas City Southern's traffic crosses the very same border. * 7 Biometric Stocks to Watch as AI Rises It's not just intercontinental deliveries that could be stymied for Kansas City Southern, however. The subsequent economic slowdown stemming from a border closure would also sap demand for shipping just within the United States as well. Constellation Brands (STZ)Source: Shutterstock It's not just a marketing gimmick. Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) beer band Corona really is brewed in Mexico. That presents a real problem for Constellation Brands, as Corona is America's favorite imported beer.The potential impasse couldn't be taking shape at a less opportune time against an already difficult backdrop. Although Corona has to be brewed in Mexico, Constellation has wisely set up brewing facilities Mexicali … a town technically located in Mexico, but for all practical purposes is located in southern California. The company, and its Corona partner AB InBev (NYSE:BUD), set up shop and have plans to expand there due to its propinquity to a key U.S. distribution hub. The development of those facilities, however, poses a threat to the town's water supply that has desperately needed local farmers.Already fighting a war of words over a border closure, Constellation doesn't have a lot of friends on the other side of the fence either. Tyson Foods (TSN)Source: Shutterstock Add Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) to the list of food names -- a list that already includes Kroger and Archer Daniels Midland -- that could be hurt by a closure of the U.S./Mexico border.Mexico buys more U.S.-produced chicken than any other nation, and the United States is by far Mexico's biggest chicken supplier. Last year, the U.S. delivered 675,653 tons of poultry south, easily outpacing Mexico's second-biggest supplier, Brazil, which only delivered 95,500 tons of chicken to United States' strained trade partner.In the shadow of trade-tensions largely inspired under Donald Trump's Presidency, however, late last year Mexico authorized 26 new Brazilian chicken providers to start shipping poultry into the country. * 7 China ETFs to Consider Right Now A closed border could sever Mexico's ties with Tyson and other chicken providers for good, with the country clearly starting to shop around for alternatives. Coca-Cola (KO)Source: Leo Hidalgo via Flickr (Modified)While American's love Constellation Brands' Mexican-made Corona beer, Mexicans love Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO). But, it's complicated.Mexican-bottled Coke is rumored to be different (for the better) than U.S.-bottled Coke, with the point of contention being the use of cane sugar or corn syrup, depending on the intended consumer. Mexico's version of Coke is so well-loved, in fact, that it's become a key part of the country's culture.Even so, though loyal to the brand, Mexico's consumers have proven even more loyal to their country. Mexicans already boycotted Coca-Cola products in early 2017 in response to President Trump's proposed border wall tax. They may well boycott again, and more vehemently, if the border between Mexico and the United States is completely closed, pushing the struggling country closer to a recession.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. 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Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into three sports and outdoor-focused retail stocks that look like strong buys right now.
VF Corporation (VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced the public filing of a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the previously announced separation of VF’s Jeanswear organization into an independent, publicly traded company. The new company, named Kontoor Brands, Inc., will include the Wrangler®, Lee® and Rock & Republic® brands, and the VF Outlet business. “Our teams across VF have made tremendous progress to prepare for the successful separation of Kontoor Brands from VF and this filing is a significant next step in this process,” said Steve Rendle, Chairman, President and CEO of VF Corporation.
You probably know from experience that there is not as much information on small-cap companies as there is on large companies. Of course, this makes it really hard and difficult for individual investors to make proper and accurate analysis of certain small-cap companies. However, well-known and successful hedge fund managers like Jeff Ubben, George Soros […]
Retail Trends Analyst, Charcy Evers, joins The Final Round to discuss Levi's IPO and how retailers are adjusting to the surge of online shoppers