Burlington Stores Inc

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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Stock Price: Ross Stores Outperforms Off-Price Retailer Peers

    On a year-to-date basis, Ross Stores’ stock price has appreciated more than that of other off-price retailers.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Burlington Stores Stock Soars on Impressive First-Quarter Earnings

    Burlington Stores stock was up 8.4% as of 11:15 AM EST today in reaction to better-than-expected results for the first quarter, which ended on May 5.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can TJX Companies Sustain Its Earnings Growth after Fiscal 2Q17?

    Following the strong results in fiscal 2Q17, TJX Companies raised its earnings outlook for fiscal 2017. TJX expects its fiscal 2017 EPS to be in the $3.39–$3.43 range.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Macy’s Backstage: Off-Price Stores to Debut in Fall of 2015

    On May 5, 2015, Macy’s (M) announced that it will enter the off-price business through four pilot stores in New York City.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Off-Price Retailer Is Operating at the Highest Margins?

    Major off-price retailers have strong margins supported by lean operating models, efficient inventory management, and strong vendor relationships.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    The TJX Companies: Benefiting from International Presence?

    The TJX Companies’ acquisition of Trade Secret marks the company’s presence in its eighth country and third continent.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Ross Stores or Burlington Stores: Which Looks Better in 2019?

    Ross Stores and Burlington Stores stocks have risen 8.9% and 1.2%, respectively, on a year-to-date basis as of January 14.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ross Stores Isn’t Keen on E-Commerce Growth

    Ross Stores, which falls in the moderate off-price space, does not seem to be keen on expanding its e-commerce business and does not have an online store.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Ross Stores Made Its Mark in Off-Price Retailing

    Ross Stores, a major player in the US off-price retail space, sells apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions at 20–60% discounts.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Why TJX is Trading at a Higher Valuation than Off-Price Peers?

    As of March 24, 2016, TJX Companies was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 22.3x—higher than other off-price retailers in its peer group.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Fund Managers

    Boeing Is One of Third Point’s Monthly Winners, Stock Soars

    Third Point released its monthly update on June 3. The hedge fund told Barron’s that it took a stake in Boeing (NYSE:BA) credit.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Will Burlington Stores Get Stronger in 2020?

    Burlington Stores (BURL) beat analysts’ earnings expectations in the first three quarters of fiscal 2019. Here’s what to expect in 2020.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Why Costco’s Looking at Square Footage Growth in Fiscal 2016

    Costco Wholesale’s (COST) net warehouse count increased by 27 in fiscal 2Q16 to 698, compared to 2Q15.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Burlington Stores Stock Surged on Better-Than-Expected Q1 Results

    Burlington Stores (BURL) stock rose 6.9% on May 30 as the off-price retailer announced better-than-expected results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Analysts Expect from Burlington Stores’ Earnings

    After the markets closed on April 23, Burlington Stores announced its updated guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, which ends on May 4.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Will Burlington Stores Deliver Strong Sales Growth in Q3?

    Burlington Stores (BURL) is slated to announce its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 on November 28. Here’s what you can expect.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    How Analysts Reacted to TJX’s and Ross Stores’ Q3 Results

    TJX Companies and Ross Stores fell 4.4% and 9.4%, respectively, on November 20, the day they announced their earnings results.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Will TJX Companies’ Growth Story Continue in the Third Quarter?

    TJX Companies (TJX) stock has risen by an impressive 40.6% on a YTD basis as of November 13.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Burlington Stores: How It Plans to Boost Sales

    Burlington Stores (BURL) has had same-store sales growth for 22 consecutive quarters, which reflects the strength of its off-price business model.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Behind Burlington Stores’ Margin Expansion in Fiscal 4Q17

    Burlington Stores’ (BURL) gross margin as a percentage of net sales expanded 20 basis points year-over-year to 42% in fiscal 4Q17.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Here’s What Drove Burlington Stores’ Sales Growth in Fiscal 4Q17

    Burlington Stores (BURL) generated net sales of $1.94 billion in fiscal 4Q17, which exceeded analysts’ consensus sales estimate of $1.89 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Where Does Ross Stores’ Valuation Stand after Fiscal 4Q17?

    On March 8, 2018, Ross Stores (ROST) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 18.4x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Burlington Stores’ Growth Strategies

    Burlington Stores (BURL) is taking several initiatives to deliver continued strong sales growth rates in a challenging market.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Looking at Off-Price Retailers’ Margins in Fiscal 2017

    In fiscal 2016, Ross Stores’s gross margin increased 50 basis points to 28.7%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Off-Price Retailers Look to Outperform Department Stores in 2017

    Despite a rough retail environment, off-price retailers TJX Companies (TJX), Ross Stores (ROST), and Burlington Stores (BURL) have been delivering strong sales growth. In this series, we’ll compare their margins, stock price movements, and analyst recommendations.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did the Brexit Vote Impact TJX’s International Sales in Fiscal 2Q17?

    TJX Companies anticipates its TJX Canada segment to deliver same-store sales growth of 7%–8% in fiscal 2017 and sales of $3.1 billion–$3.2 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Why TJX Companies’ 2Q Margins Could Be Under Pressure

    TJX Companies’ (TJX) gross margin in fiscal 1Q17 rose by 50 basis points on a year-over-year basis to 28.8%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Could Nordstrom’s Rack Stores Have Saved the Day in Q2?

    Aside from operating full-line upscale stores, Nordstrom also conducts off-price business through its Nordstrom Rack stores and off-price digital channels.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Fund Managers

    A Review of SGRAX’s Portfolio Changes

    SGRAX invests at least 80% of its assets in equities and up to 25% in foreign issuers’ equities via depository receipts and similar vehicles.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside the Store Expansion Plans of Off-Price Retailers in 2016

    By the end of fiscal 2015, TJX Companies had 2,697 off-price stores in the US under the names T. J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and Sierra Trading Post.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Off-Price Retailers Are Managing Inventory Better than Department Stores

    Efficient inventory management is one of the key attributes of off-price retailers like TJX Companies (TJX) and Ross Stores (ROST).

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Off-Price Retailer Has Higher Profitability in 2016?

    The lean business models and low-cost structures of off-price retailers TJX Companies and Ross Stores have helped them sustain high operating margins.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    TJX Companies’ US Business in Fiscal 4Q16

    The US business of TJX Companies consists of 1,156 T.J. Maxx stores, 1,007 Marshalls stores, 526 HomeGoods stores, and eight Sierra Trading Post stores.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Smaller Stores Provide a Better Growth Option for Burlington Stores

    Burlington has been focusing on opening smaller stores. The average size of the new stores opened in 2013 and 2014 was a little over 60,000 square feet.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Burlington Stores’ Market Positioning in 2015 and Beyond

    Burlington Stores targets the value-conscious, middle-class consumer. The number of customers making purchases at the company’s stores is large.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Burlington Looks forward to Strong E-Commerce Growth

    Burlington Stores launched its e-commerce website in 1999, making it the first off-price retailer to have an online presence.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Burlington Stores’ Core Strategic Priorities for Future Growth

    In fiscal 2014, which for Burlington ended January 31, 2015, the company reported same-store sales growth of 4.9%, compared to 4.7% in fiscal 2013.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Burlington Stores’ Key Product Categories

    Burlington Stores derives its revenue from the sale of value-priced apparel, coats, and family footwear, baby furniture, accessories, home décor, and gifts.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Inside Out Look at Burlington’s Business Model

    Burlington follows an EDLP model, which helps customers get up to 60–70% savings off prices of similar merchandise in department and specialty stores.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Burlington’s Small but Significant Presence in US Off-Price Retail

    In 2016, the US off-price retail market segment is getting interesting, with more and more major department stores branching into this lucrative space.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    The TJX Companies Enters Australia with Trade Secret Acquisition

    On October 25, The TJX Companies announced the completion of its acquisition of Trade Secret, an off-price retailer based in Australia.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Ross Stores’ Business Model

    Ross Stores operates under two trademarks: Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS. There are 1,259 Dress for Less and 165 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in the US.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How an Economic Cycle Can Impact Mutual Funds

    All that goes up must come down. And this applies to economic cycles as well. No boom lasts forever, and all economies experience a slowdown.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    TJX Companies’ Store Growth Plans for the US and Abroad

    In 4Q15, TJX reported a 4.0% growth in same-store sales, compared with 4Q14. This growth was driven by an increase in store traffic across all divisions.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Will Nordstrom’s Rack Stores Rake in Higher Sales in 1Q15?

    Sales of Nordstrom’s full-line stores declined by 0.3% in contrast to sales of off-price Rack stores that increased by 17.4% to $3.2 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    TJX Companies – A Profitable Business Structure

    Among TJX Companies’ business segments, Marmaxx is the largest with 2,094 stores under the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls brands, and 64.3% of net sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    TJX Companies’ Best-in-Class Inventory Management

    TJX Companies (TJX) has a very efficient internally developed inventory management system that helps the company ensure the proper flow of merchandise.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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