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Ralph Lauren Corporation: Narrow-Moat Ralph Lauren’s Brand Strength and Liquidity Should Allow It to Overcome COVID-19 Woes

Symbols
RL
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
Rating
Current Price
$136.48
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Founded in 1967 by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Corp. designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its products include apparel, footwear, eyewear, jewelry, leather goods, home products, and fragrances. The company's brands include Polo Ralph Lauren, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Chaps, Double RL, and Club Monaco. Distribution channels for Ralph Lauren include wholesale (including department stores and specialty stores), retail (including company-owned retail stores and e-commerce), and licensing.

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Analyst Profile

David Swartz

Equity Analyst
David Swartz is an equity analyst in the consumer sector research group for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers consumer-focused companies in retail and apparel.Before joining Morningstar in 2018, Swartz worked as a money manager and equity analyst for a family office in the Seattle area. He also worked as an analyst and fund manager for three equity hedge funds in the San Francisco Bay Area.Swartz holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in economics from Yale University. He also holds a certificate in finance (investment management specialization) from UC Berkeley Extension.