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The retail 'apocalypse' hits celebrity designer Zac Posen as iconic staples from the past struggle to keep up amid a changing fashion landscape.
The holiday shopping season is officially here, and the U.S. consumer looks healthy, according to former Saks CEO Steve Sadove.
Shares of Party City Holdco Inc. plummeted 41% in premarket trading, putting them on track to open at a record low, after the party goods retailer reported a surprise third-quarter loss, revenue that fell more than expected and cut its full-year outlook, citing negative effects of helium shortages and weak Halloween sales. The company reported late-Wednesday a net loss that widened to $39.7 million, or $3.02 a share, from a loss of $2.0 million, or 3 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, such as charges relate to its store-optimization program, the adjusted loss per share was 28 cents, compared with the FactSet consensus of breakeven. Revenue fell 2.3% to $540.2 million, below the FactSet consensus of $551.0 million. Branded same-store sales decreased 2.6%, with a 210 basis point (2.1 percentage points) headwind from the helium shortage. Halloween product sales for the quarter and the month of October combined fell 3.2%. The company cut its 2019 guidance ranges for adjusted EPS to 84 cents to 91 cents from $1.26 to $1.36 and for revenue to $2.35 billion to $2.38 billion from $2.40 billion to $2.45 billion. The stock had tumbled 39% year to date through Wednesday, while the SPDR S&P Retail ETF had advanced 9.2% and the S&P 500 had climbed 23%.
MasterCard SpendingPulse forecasts 3.1% holiday sales growth from November 1 to December 24. Online sales are expected to account for 14.6% of total retail sales. This year, there are only 26 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas day, six days fewer than last year. "A shorter holiday season puts more importance on each shopping day of the season, making the role of the internet important in helping deliver consumers the omnichannel shopping experience they want," said Steve Sadove, senior advisor for Mastercard, in a statement. Other forecasts from groups like AlixPartners and the National Retail Federation are also bullish, though they cite the impact of uncertainty from issues like the trade war. The Amplify Online Retail ETF has gained 7.3% over the past year. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF is down 8.5%. The S&P 500 index is up 13.2% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has rallied 8.7% for the period.
In a saturated retail market, one fashion brand is creating a line of well-tailored button down shirts that are anything but boring.
Shoppers planned to spend an average of about $86 each this Halloween season, between costumes, candy for the youngsters and scary stuff for the yard, according to data from the National Retail Federation. Halloween revelers in the United States will spend about 50 cents less per person on average than they did last year — $86.27, down from $86.79. The total works out to about $8.8 billion in spending across the country, down from about $9 billion last year, the NRF said.
Citigroup downgraded the athletic-apparel retailer, saying that while lululemon has done almost everything right, investors could be disappointed by its next set of earnings.
The department store chain has seen its shares battered, but it continues to expand—including opening its first full store in Manhattan. Now it thinks it’s positioned for better times.
One expert predicts Amazon’s nationwide rollout for free, one-day shipping will remain top of mind for investors as the company gears up to report Thursday after the bell.
Credit Suisse analysts went on a downgraded spree in the retail sector, lowering Macy's Inc. , Gap Inc. and Victoria's Secret parent company L Brands Inc. to underperform from neutral based on analyst forecasts that weak recent trends will continue through the holiday season. L Brands stock slumped 8% after the downgrade, Gap stock slumped 5.8% in Friday trading, and Macy's stock was down 4.3%. Among the factors causing the pressure are a shorter holiday shopping calendar and tariff and tourism uncertainty. Analysts expressed concern, and lowered estimates, across the U.S. softline retailer group, but were especially cautious on these three retailers. Credit Suisse thinks Macy's "same-store sales trends likely running below Street estimates in Q3" with the "earnings-per-share algorithm in much more fragile state today vs. pre-2008 recession." Analysts cut Macy's price target to $12 from $19. Analysts cut Gap's price target to $14 from $20. "We believe the pending spinoff of Old Navy will ultimately prove to have been destructive to equity value, and have low confidence that the company will be able to achieve the offsets to dis-synergy costs laid out in its recent presentation," analysts said. And L Brands' price target was slashed to $14 from $22. "In a tougher U.S. backdrop, we see risk to 2H guide that assumes a fairly quick turn in Victoria's Secret trends with the multitude of challenges facing the company today making it difficult to support the stock on valuation alone," Credit Suisse said. Analysts top picks in the sector are all rated outperform and all had price target hikes: Vans parent VF Corp. , up to $116 from $104; off-price retailer Ross Stores Inc. , up to $130 from $120; Burlington Stores Inc. , up to $245 from $235; and Nike Inc. target price raised to $112 from $105. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF is down nearly 9% over the past year while the S&P 500 index has gained 8% for the period.
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U.S. retail sales were down for the first time in seven months in September, but the move was mostly driven by declines in big-ticket purchases like cars. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that retail sales were down 0.3% in September, led by a 0.9% decline in auto sales. It was the first overall drop in retail sales — and the biggest — since February, and followed a revised 0.6% gain in retail sales in August.
According to the Commerce Department, U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months during the month of September, which could put retail exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on watch. Retail sales fell 0.3% last month as consumers scaled back their spending on items, such as automobiles, building materials and online purchases. “The drop back in retail sales in September was partly driven by a price-related fall back in gasoline prices, but the fact that underlying control group retail sales were unchanged provides another clear sign that consumption growth is slowing,” wrote Michael Pearce, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics.
The past trend shows that holiday season shopping euphoria is losing its craze, per Coresight. These retail ETFs may be hit hard if that be the case.
The National Retail Federation forecasts a 3.8% to 4.2% increase in holiday season sales for 2019, bringing the total to between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The numbers don't include car dealers, gas stations or restaurants. The average growth for the last five years is 3.7%. For 2018, the growth was 2.1% to $701.2 billion, with the final tally impacted by issues like the government shutdown. Despite the bullish forecast, the organization highlights the ongoing unease due to news coming out of Washington D.C. "[T]here has clearly been a slowdown brought on by considerable uncertainty around issues including trade, interest rates, global risk factors and political rhetoric," Chief Executive Matthew Shay said in a statement. "Consumers are in good financial shape and retailers expect a strong holiday season. However, confidence could be eroded by continued deterioration of these and other variables." That uncertainty was also a focus from AlixPartners in its holiday forecast. While the NRF supports the renegotiation of trade terms with China, Shay said on a call with the media that the group doesn't agree with the tariff tactic, a sentiment the group has previously expressed. Seasonal hiring is expected to grow to 530,000, down from 554,000 last year. Companies like Macy's Inc. and Gap Inc. have already announced their seasonal hiring plans, with Macy's in line with last year and Gap cutting its hiring in half. The Amplify Online Retail ETF is down 8.6% over the past year, the ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF has gained 23%, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF is down 17.7%, and the S&P 500 index has slipped 1.5% for the period.
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The founder of innovative retail brand UNTUCKit, Chris Riccobono, talks company growth and expansion plans. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman & Brian Cheung, along with former GE Vice Chair and 'Imagine it Forward' author Beth Comstock join in on the conversation.
Retail sales dropped for the first time in seven months in September. Unexpectedly falling 0.3% last month. Analysts polled by Bloomberg had estimated a 0.3% increase. Charcy Evers, Retail Trends analyst joins Yahoo Finance's Akiko Fujita to discuss.
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