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A Closer Look at Kohl’s Q3 Bottom-line Performance
Kohl’s (KSS) reported its third-quarter results for fiscal 2018 on November 20. The third-quarter adjusted EPS came in at $0.98, easily beating analysts’ estimate of $0.96.
At Home’s Fiscal 2019 Margin Performance
In the first half of fiscal 2019, At Home Group’s (HOME) gross margin increased 90 basis points to 33.5%.
Comparing L Brands’ PE Multiple with Peers’
On January 8, L Brands’ (LB) 12-month forward PE ratio was 10.4x.
Hain Celestial to Look for New CEO, Reaffirms Fiscal 2018 Outlook
Hain Celestial announced today that it’s looking for a new CEO. Current CEO Irwin D. Simon is to shift to the position of non-executive chairman of the board to assist in the smooth transition to new leadership.
Mattel and Hasbro: Analysts’ Recommendations
As of July 3, of the 15 analysts covering Mattel (MAT) stock, 67% recommended a “hold,” 20% recommended a “buy,” and 13% recommended a “sell.”
Flowers Foods’ Q2 2018 EPS: Wall Street’s Projections
Analysts expect Flowers Foods (FLO) to report adjusted EPS of $0.28 compared to its adjusted EPS of $0.24 in the same quarter last year.
What Analysts Project for Kohl’s Top Line in Fiscal 2018
Analysts expect Kohl’s (KSS) net sales to rise 2.6% to $4.3 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, in contrast to the ~1% decline it witnessed in the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
What’s Supporting Blue Apron’s Bottom Line in 2018?
In the first quarter, Blue Apron delivered adjusted EPS of -$0.17, easily besting analysts’ consensus estimate of -$0.24.
What Analysts Are Saying about Blue Apron after 1Q18 Results
After Blue Apron’s (APRN) announcement of its 1Q18 results on May 3, most analysts covering the stock have maintained a “hold” rating.
Sears Gets Court Approval for Store Sales
Sears Holdings (SHLD) has received approval from the US Bankruptcy Court to go ahead with the potential sale of its top 400 stores.
Looking at L Brands’ Growth Initiatives
Growth strategies L Brands (LB), one of the world’s leading intimate apparel retailers, owns brands Victoria’s Secret, PINK, La Senza, and Bath & Body Works. For some time, the company has been marred by a changing retail landscape. The shift to online shopping has reduced mall traffic, impacting store sales. Moreover, competitive pricing has resulted in […]
Why Sears’s First-Quarter Revenue Tumbled 31%
Sears has been on a store closing spree as it tries to contain rising costs.
Wall Street Still Bullish on Five Below ahead of Earnings
Ahead of its upcoming first-quarter, the majority of analysts covering Five Below (FIVE) have maintained a “buy” rating on the stock.
Hain Celestial’s Fiscal 2Q18 Earnings Expected to Be Up in Double Digits
Hain Celestial (HAIN) will announce its fiscal 2Q18 results on February 7, 2018.
Why Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ for VFC
Of the 23 analysts covering VF Corporation (VFC) stock on October 12, 74.0% recommended a “buy,” and the remaining 26.0% gave VFC a “hold” rating.
Evaluating At Home’s Bottom-Line Performance
In the trailing four quarters, At Home Group (HOME) has beaten analysts’ estimate for its bottom line while reflecting robust growth YoY.
How Deckers Outdoor’s Valuation Stacks Up against Its Peers’
On July 18, Deckers Outdoor (DECK) was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 18.0x.
Why Dick’s Sporting Goods Stock Has Risen 19.7% This Year
As of July 9, Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) stock had risen 19.7% year-to-date.
Five Below’s Margins so Far this Year
In the first half of fiscal 2018, Five Below’s (FIVE) gross margin increased by 60 basis points to 34.0% due to leverage in store occupancy costs.
Hain Celestial’s US Segment Disappointed in Fiscal 2Q18
HAIN’s US segment’s sales were down 3% year-over-year to $270.3 million in fiscal 2Q18.
How Was Five Below’s Bottom-Line Performance in Fiscal 2017?
For fiscal 4Q17, Five Below (FIVE) reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.18, which was 1.5% better than the analyst estimate.
Hormel Foods’ Fiscal Q3 Sales Miss Estimates, Rise Year-over-Year
Hormel’s Refrigerated, Jennie-O Turkey Store, and International segments saw sales growth of 10.1%, 7.9%, and 11.1%, respectively, in Q3.
What Are Analysts Recommending for Kohl’s Stock?
Most of the analysts who have provided recommendations on Kohl’s (KSS) have maintained “buy” ratings on its stock.
What’s Kohl’s Valuation after First-Quarter Results?
As of May 22, Kohl’s (KSS) was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 11.2x. After the announcement of its first-quarter results on May 22, its valuation multiple has fallen 8.3%.
Why Analysts Project a Decline in Foot Locker’s 4Q17 Earnings
Foot Locker’s (FL) fiscal 4Q17 adjusted earnings per share are estimated to be $1.25, down ~9.0% on a year-over-year basis.
Why Overstock Rose 16.3% in the Last Trading Session
On January 25, Overstock (OSTK) stock rose 16.3%. The company announced that the secondary market went live for tZERO security tokens.
Why Five Below Stock Is on an Uptrend in 2018
Five Below (FIVE) stock has been on an uptrend on 2018 and has gained 47.9% YTD (year-to-date) as of July 5.
Five Below Reports Double-Digit Sales Growth in Q1 2018
Five Below’s (FIVE) first-quarter sales rose 27.2% to $296.3 million. New store openings were the major driving factor.
Mattel Stock Rose 6.6% after Third-Quarter Results
Mattel’s third-quarter adjusted EPS of $0.18 came in below the consensus estimate of $0.20 per share.
DSW’s Fiscal Q2 EPS Beat Estimates, Rising ~66% Year-over-Year
DSW’s (DSW) fiscal Q2 2018 adjusted EPS of $0.63 easily beat Wall Street’s projections of $0.46. Its EPS rose 65.8% year-over-year.
AMC Entertainment Stock Rises after 1Q18 Release
On May 7, AMC Entertainment (AMC) stock rose 1.7% in aftermarket trading following the announcement of the company’s 1Q18 results.
Five Below Stock on the Rise as Future Prospects Look Bright
Five Below (FIVE) has generated YTD (year-to-date) returns of 13.4% as of April 13, 2018.
Deckers Outdoor’s Top and Bottom-Line Performance
In the past eight quarters, Deckers Outdoor (DECK) beat the top-line estimates six times. The company missed the estimates twice.
What Wall Street Is Saying about American Eagle Outfitters
Most of the analysts providing a recommendation on American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stock have maintained a “hold” rating.
A Look at Foot Locker’s PE Ratio after Its Fiscal Q2 2018 Results
Foot Locker (FL) is trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 10.3x.
Mattel Posts Disappointing Second-Quarter Top Line Numbers
Toymaker Mattel (MAT) reported its second-quarter results on July 25. The company’s net sales were down ~14%.
What Are Analysts Recommending for Mattel after Q2 2018?
Since Mattel’s (MAT) second-quarter earnings announcement, most analysts have rated it as a “hold.”
Why Express’s Holiday Sales Failed to Impress
On January 9, 2018, Express (EXPR) reported that its holiday season sales performance had not been as expected, and subsequently, the company slashed its fiscal 4Q17 outlook.
Overstock Falls 3.4% after Posting Disappointing 1Q18 Results
Online retailer Overstock (OSTK) fell 3.4% in aftermarket trading on May 8 after the company reported its 1Q18 results.
A Detailed Discussion of Kohl’s 2017 Sales Numbers
Kohl’s (KSS) reported better sales numbers than analysts’ projections for three of its reported quarters in 2017, but it missed expectations in one quarter.
Overstock to Sell Retail Operations by February: Stock Jumps ~23%
Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has set February 2019 as the deadline to sell the company’s retail division.
A Look at American Eagle Outfitters’ Q1 2018 Revenue Performance
AEO’s fiscal first-quarter revenues of $823.0 million beat the analyst estimate of $809.8 million.
Sears Stock Jumps 15.9% on Partnership with Amazon
On May 9, Sears Holdings (SHLD) stock jumped 15.9% to $3.20 on the news of a partnership with Amazon (AMZN).
Is Sears on the Verge of Liquidation?
According to a CNBC report, Sears Holdings (SHLDQ) might have one day to save itself from being liquidated.
Where Is Foot Locker Stock Headed in 2018?
As of May 17, Foot Locker (FL) stock has fallen 6.3% YTD (year-to-date).
American Eagle Outfitters’ Top-Line Performance in Fiscal 4Q17
Strength in the American Eagle and Aerie brands along with a robust digital business contributed to its top-line growth.
Sears Has a Shot at Survival Only if Lampert’s Bid Gets Approval
Sears Holdings (SHLDQ) has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.
What Analysts Recommend for Abercrombie & Fitch
Most of the analysts providing recommendations for Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) have maintained a “hold” rating for the stock.
How Do Kohl’s Margin Numbers Stack Up?
In 4Q17, Kohl’s (KSS) reported a gross profit of $2.3 billion, up 10.7% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis, driven by higher revenue.
What to Expect for AMC Entertainment’s 1Q18 Revenue
Analysts have projected AMC Entertainment’s (AMC) revenue in 1Q18 (ended March 31) to increase 5.2% to $1.4 billion, boosted by acquisitions.
Is Sears’s Store Strategy Headed in the Right Direction?
To improve productivity, Sears Holdings (SHLD) has been downsizing its store footprint by closing unprofitable stores as well as opening new smaller format stores.
What’s Flowers Foods’ Sales Growth Strategy?
At the 4Q17 earnings conference call, CEO Allen Shiver said that the company is focusing on enhancing its share in underpenetrated markets, improving the weak-performing snack business, innovation, and acquisitions.
Overstock’s Trading Has Been Disappointing in 2018
On a YTD basis, Overstock (OSTK) has lost 43.3% of its value as of August 3. The stock was hit as the craze surrounding cryptocurrencies subsided.
Nordstrom Stock Fell in After-Hours Trading
On May 17, Nordstrom reported 0.6% growth in its comps on a YoY basis, which sent the stock down ~7% in after-hours trading.
Kohl’s Stock Fell 4.8% in the Last Trading Session
Kohl’s (KSS) stock fell 4.8% on January 10. Investors were disappointed with the sales growth deceleration during the holiday season.
Why Abercrombie & Fitch’s Price Target Is Rising
Many analysts have upped their price targets for Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) after the apparel retailer raised its fiscal 4Q17 guidance.
Sears Could See Double-Digit Revenue Fall in First Quarter
Sears Holdings (SHLD) is expected to report a revenue decline of 33.6% to $2.9 billion in the first quarter.
American Eagle Outfitters’ Fiscal 4Q17 Bottom-Line Performance
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.44, which was in line with analysts’ projections.
Evaluating Deckers’ Margin Performance in Fiscal Q1 2019
For fiscal Q1 2019, Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK) reported a gross profit of ~$115.0 million, up 26.9%.
Why Is Overstock’s Stock Price Movement So Dismal?
After having a stellar market run in 2017, Overstock.com (OSTK) stock has plummeted. It has lost 43.9% of its value YTD as of April 9, 2018.
What to Expect from Deckers’s Q3 EPS
Deckers Outdoor (DECK) is scheduled to report its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 on January 31.
Why Deckers Is Reducing Its Store Footprint
Deckers (DECK) is emphasizing retail store closures despite labeling them as a vital component of the company’s omnichannel strategy.
Why Most Analysts Have Rated Deckers as a ‘Hold’
On July 18, Deckers Outdoor (DECK) was rated as a “hold” by 75% of the 16 analysts covering its stock.
Analysts Are Bullish on At Home after Its Fiscal Q2 2019 Results
As of August 30, of the ten analysts covering At Home (HOME), 90.0% have recommended “buys” on its stock.
Evaluating Flowers Foods’ Dividend Yield and Valuation
Flowers Foods’ (FLO) quarterly dividend payout stands at $0.18 per share. The company last hiked its dividend by 5.9% in June.
Where Dick’s Sporting Goods Stock Is Headed in 2018
As of May 18, Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) stock has risen 7.9% YTD (year-to-date).
How Deckers Stock Reacted to Its Fiscal Q1 2019 Results
On July 27, Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK) stock lost 6.9% of its value since announcing its results on July 26.
What’s the Word on Wall Street for OLLI following Its Fiscal Q2?
There have been quite a few target price changes for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings since it reported its fiscal second-quarter results.
Insight into Hain Celestial’s US Business Strategy
In fiscal 1Q18, Hain Celestial’s US segment’s sales rose 4% YoY (year-over-year) to $263.7 million.
Nike Gets a Rating Upgrade from Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer upgraded Nike (NKE) to “outperform” from “perform” on October 18.
Can Foot Locker Maintain Its Momentum?
As of August 17, Foot Locker (FL) stock rose 8.1% to $50.70 on a YTD basis. Foot Locker stock is expected to maintain the momentum.
Wall Street Recommendatins for Hasbro after Q2 2018
After the second-quarter earnings announcements, 60% of 15 analysts have rated Hasbro (HAS) a “buy” while 33% rated it a “hold.”
Analysts Recommend ‘Hold’ for American Eagle Outfitters
Ahead of American Eagle Outfitters’ (AEO) upcoming fiscal first-quarter results on May 31, most (53.0%) of the 19 analysts covering the stock recommend “hold.”
Hormel Foods: Analysts Remain on the Sidelines
Most of the analysts providing recommendations on Hormel Foods (HRL) have maintained a “hold” rating on the stock ahead of the Q3 2018 results.
Office Depot’s Margin and Earnings for 1Q18
Office Depot’s (ODP) gross margin contracted ~160 bps (basis points) to 23.6% since the cost of goods sold increased more than 8%.
Hormel Foods’ Bottom-Line Performance Was Marred by Costs
In the trailing 12 quarters, Hormel Foods (HRL) has beaten EPS estimates five times and matched or missed estimates in the remaining quarters.
How Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Valuation Compares with Peers’
As of yesterday, Dick’s Sporting Goods’ (DKS) 12-month forward PE ratio, a metric used for making investment decisions for companies within the same sector, was 11.4x.
How Coty’s Top Line Performed in Fiscal 2018
Coty’s (COTY) troubles have been due to the weak-performing consumer beauty division.
What Analysts Expect for DSW’s Q2 2018 Top Line
Footwear retailer DSW (DSW) is expected to announce its second-quarter earnings results on August 20.
How Did Five Below’s Fiscal Q2 Margin and EPS Perform?
Five Below (FIVE) reported fiscal second-quarter EPS of $0.45, which was 18.4% better than analysts’ estimate.
What Are Analysts Saying for Hormel Foods as We Near End of 2018?
The majority of analysts maintain a “hold” rating for Hormel Foods (HRL).
Abercrombie & Fitch Stock Soars 5.5% on Q1 Results
On June 1, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) stock had risen 5.5% as of 8:22 AM Eastern Time after the company announced its fiscal first-quarter results.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet’s Fiscal Q2 Sales Expected to Rise 11.8%
Wall Street analysts expect Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) to report an 11.8% increase in sales to $284.6 million in the fiscal second quarter.
Wall Street Bullish on Dave & Buster’s before Fiscal Q2 Results
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (PLAY) is expected to report its fiscal second quarter of 2018 results on September 14.
L Brands’ Third-Quarter Sales Beat Estimates
L Brands (LB) reported third-quarter results on November 19.
Overstock.com Scraps Stock Offering: Market Volatility to Blame
On April 2, 2018, e-commerce retailer Overstock.com (OSTK) announced it was scrapping its proposed public stock offering.
Sears Stock Slumps on Underwhelming First-Quarter Numbers
Department store retailer Sears (SHLD) fell 12.5% on May 31 after reporting its fiscal first-quarter results.
How Did Urban Outfitters’ First-Quarter Sales Shape Up?
Urban Outfitters’ fiscal Q1 2019 sales of $855.7 million topped analysts’ estimate of $838.1 million.
Analysts Rate Hasbro a ‘Buy’ but Remain on Sidelines for Mattel
Of the 16 analysts covering Hasbro (HAS) stock, 63.0% recommended a “buy” while 31.0% recommended a “hold.”
Analyzing Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Dividend and Share Repurchase Plan
For fiscal 2017, DKS paid a dividend per share of $0.17, averaging $0.68 for the year.
What Analysts Recommend for Dick’s Sporting Goods Stock
As of January 3, 2018, of the 31 analysts covering DKS stock, 77% recommended a “hold,” 16% recommended a “buy,” and 7% recommended a “sell.”
A Look at Overstock’s Retail Division’s Revenue Performance
In the trailing four quarters, Overstock (OSTK) has missed estimates on three occasions while reporting a beat just once.
Foot Locker Stock Surges 5.0% on Wells Fargo Upgrade
On September 10, Foot Locker stock rose 5% after Wells Fargo analyst Tom Nikic upgraded the stock to “outperform” from “market perform.”
Overstock’s Retail Division’s 2018 Revenue
In the trailing five quarters, Overstock (OSTK) has missed estimates on four occasions while beating expectations just once.
Will Blue Apron’s Stock Show Improvement in 2019?
Blue Apron Holdings (APRN) stock was down 74.7% in 2018.
Wall Street Projections for Blue Apron’s Q4 2018 Bottom Line
Blue Apron is focused on cutting costs and improving operational efficiency across the board.
Why Analysts Expect Blue Apron’s Q4 Revenue to Fall 26.8%
The meal kit service arena now has many players, and the competition has gotten fierce.
Whirlpool Stock Fell 6.6%, Q4 Sales Missed Estimates
Whirlpool’s (WHR) fourth-quarter sales of $5.66 billion missed the consensus estimate of $5.76 billion. However, the adjusted EPS was $4.75.
How DECK’s Forward PE Stacks Up against Its Peers’
As of January 24, Deckers Outdoor (DECK) was trading at a 12-month forward PE multiple of 16.9x.
What Wall Street Expects of AutoZone’s Bottom Line in 2019
Analysts expect AutoZone’s (AZO) adjusted EPS to grow 17.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $9.98 in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.