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Surviving as an apparel retailer over the past decade hasn't been easy. Many struggling companies in the industry have yet to fully recover from the blow of the Great Recession, while others have bounced back, soaring to new heights. “Action apparel” retailer Zumiez (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) - which specializes in skating, snowboarding and surfing apparel and gear - walks a thin line between those two categories.
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Surf gear company Quiksilver (NYSE: ZQK) wiped out recently, after the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based company reported first quarter earnings that sorely disappointed investors. Although Quiksilver was hanging ten just a month ago - with its stock hitting a 52-week high on optimism for a recovery in the retail sector - the odds are now stacked against the company like an insurmountable wave. Should investors be considered that Quiksilver is about to more »
Billabong International (NASDAQOTH: BLLAF) is in play, again. The struggling surf focused clothing maker and retailer has seen its shares fall materially over the last year or so. While there have been several bids so far, some at higher prices, none have been consummated. With two competing bids, one including giant V.F. Corp (NYSE: VFC), is the brand finally going to get bought?
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Credit Suisse recently published a comprehensive report on Australian retail sector. The brokerage company claims that retail sector valuations have improved in line with the broader. In order to gauge the authenticity of this claim, I pulled out three retail companies and analyzed their earnings previews:
Pacific Brands (NASDAQOTH: PFBDY)
Pacific Brands Limited is a manager of consumer brands. The Company markets brands for products such as footwear, home comfort more »