Blue Nile

  • Should You Invest in Luxury?

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, COH, TIF

    With the stock and real estate markets going up, many people feel richer. In some cases, they feel more rich than they actually are, because they anticipate these meteoric runs to continue forever. But nothing lasts forever.

    Regardless, this economic environment has led to top-line growth for Tiffany (NYSE: TIF), Coach (NYSE: COH), and Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE). Two of these companies might present quality opportunities and one might not more »

  • Three Ways to Invest in a Girl's Best Friend

    By Reuben Brewer - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, TIF

    Jewelry is a timeliness gift and a completely discretionary expense. However, buying fancy baubles never seems to go out of style. Tiffany (NYSE: TIF), Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE), and Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG) each fill a different niche in the space.

    Frivolous

    Most people know full well that buying jewelry is an unnecessary expense. Sales are better in good times and worse when the economy cools off, but they never more »

  • What Does Billionaire Dan Loeb See in This Jeweler?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, COH, SIG, TIF, ZLC

    Several weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds and other major investors file 13Fs with the SEC, which are then disclosed to the general public. We track these filings, using the included information to develop investing strategies; for example, we’ve found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year (learn more about our small more »

  • Wedding Bells and Cash Registers Ring in Harmony for This Stock

    By Mark Lin - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, XOXO

    XO Group (NYSE: XOXO) is a media company focused on wedding-related content. It runs several websites, such as TheKnot.com (started in 1996), a wedding-related website targeting newly engaged women, and it also publishes magazines complementary to its websites.

    Not a matter of death and taxes, but marriage comes close

    Death and taxes are the only two things that are certain in life. For most people, marriage comes close as more »

  • Wedding Season Looks Strong for These Jewelers

    By Mark Yagalla - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, TIF

    The rebounding economy is helping couples looking to celebrate that joyous occasion of marriage. Consumer confidence is strong as rising home values and a strong stock market have given way to pricier engagement rings. That is boosting the profits at jewelers and lifting their outlook for the rest of the year.

    The Great Gatsby of jewelers

    Tiffany (NYSE: TIF) considers itself to be the world's premier jeweler. Tiffany not more »

  • How Are These Four Companies Reacting to the Rise of E-Commerce?

    By Colin Tweel - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBY, NILE, TGT

    With seemingly endless numbers of new websites cropping up on a daily basis, it’s no wonder consumers are bombarded by advertisements on nearly every website we visit. In addition, thanks to the proliferation of smart phones in developing and emerging markets, we can now make purchases directly from our devices without having to be in front of a PC. What does all of this mean for the giant e-commerce more »

  • Time to Buy Tiffany?

    By Veena Gupta - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, TIF, ZLC

    TIFFANY & Co. (NYSE: TIF) headquartered in New York City is a luxury brand which is primarily a jeweler and a retailer specializing in a wide range of merchandise like timepieces, silverware, china, crystal, stationary, fragrances, accessories also leather goods. The company is engaged in product designing, manufacturing and retailing activities.

    Financial Aspects

    The revenue for Q1 for the company has been better than the analyst expectations at $895 million against more »

  • The Art Of Selling Love

    By Reuben Brewer - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: FLWS, NILE, IACI

    Love is a vague concept, but one that most people find vital to their lives. Some companies have found a way to capitalize on the desire to love, be loved, and to express love. Investors looking for purveyors of love should take a look at IAC Interactive (NASDAQ: IACI), Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE), and 1-800-Flowers.com (NASDAQ: FLWS).

    The Lure of Love

    Every holiday season, consumers are prodded to give more »

  • This Stock Can Add Shine to Your Portfolio

    By Mark Lin - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, TIF

    Most people might cut back on discretionary spending for their own pleasure when times are bad, but tend to still show their appreciation for their loved ones. The stellar financial track record of Signet (NYSE: SIG), the largest specialty jeweler in the U.S. and the U.K., bears testimony to the resilience of bridal purchases and gift giving. Signet has an edge over competitors with its in-house credit program more »

  • This Company Combines the Best of Amazon and Tiffany's

    By Ted Cooper - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NILE, TIF

    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) are two of the most respected names in retail. Although their respective approaches to business are vastly different, both have achieved enormous success.

    Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) is an under-the-radar jewelry and diamond retailer that takes Tiffany's business model and mashes it with the efficiencies of Amazon's online model. This has enabled it to grow profitably over the last decade more »

  • This Company Combines the Best of Amazon and Tiffany's

    By Ted Cooper - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NILE, TIF

    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) are two of the most respected names in retail. Although their respective approaches to business are vastly different, both have achieved enormous success.

    Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) is an under-the-radar jewelry and diamond retailer that takes Tiffany's business model and mashes it with the efficiencies of Amazon's online model. This has enabled it to grow profitably over the last decade more »

  • This Company Combines the Best of Amazon and Tiffany's

    By Ted Cooper - April 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NILE, TIF

    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) are two of the most respected names in retail. Although their respective approaches to business are vastly different, both have achieved enormous success.

    Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) is an under-the-radar jewelry and diamond retailer that takes Tiffany's business model and mashes it with the efficiencies of Amazon's online model. This has enabled it to grow profitably over the last decade more »

  • Could This Jeweler Topple Tiffany?

    By Leo Sun - March 28, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, TIF

    It’s tough being a jeweler these days. Raising prices to stay in sync with commodity prices and customer demand is a challenging balancing act that only some of the strongest names in the industry - such as Tiffany (NYSE: TIF), Signet (NYSE: SIG) and Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) - have pulled off with any degree of regularity. 

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    In this article, I’ll focus on Signet Jewelers, which has handily outperformed both more »

  • Zale Continues Its Turnaround

    By Alan Ginsberg - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, ZLC

    Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) delivered a solid performance for the second quarter and first half of its fiscal year ending Jan. 31. Second quarter EPS was $1.02 and first half EPS was $0.32. The comparisons for the same periods last year were $0.77 for the quarter and $0.09 loss for the half.  Management reaffirmed that the company will return to profitability for the entire year ending more »

  • Which Diamond Is forever?

    By Shas Dey - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, TIF, ZLC

    The jewelry market is largely dominated by three companies: Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF), Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) and Zale (NYSE: ZLC). Due to the global economic recession and resultant decline in consumer disposable income and confidence, these companies experienced declining sales and margins. However, one company that shown bright even during these times was Blue Nile, which posted 2% and 10% sales growth in FY09 and FY10, respectively. 

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  • Is the Blue Box In the Red Again?

    By Shas Dey - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, TIF, ZLC

    In February 2013 Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) posted shining results, with 2Q12 net income jumping 42%. Similarly, in January 2013 Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) posted a 4Q12 net sales increase of 21.2% and a net income increase of 17%. However, in contrast, Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) posted weaker 3Q12 results, with sales increasing by a hair's breadth of 1% and net income declining 30%. Does this mean more »

  • Marathon Asset Sells Blue Nile Down the River

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 6, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NILE, EBAY, TIF

    It appears the sparkle of the online jeweler Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) is beginning to dull in the eyes of Marathon Asset Management. Per a recent SEC filing, Marathon cut its position in the online retailer to just over 615,000 shares, or 4.92% of Blue Nile's outstanding shares. 

    This is a big change from the 1.69 million shares that Marathon owned at the end of the more »

  • As Time Goes, Buy

    By Alan Ginsberg - February 6, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, ZLC

    The 2008 financial collapse and subsequent recession decimated Zales (NYSE: ZLC), one of the oldest and most respected names in jewelry in the USA and Canada.  Since 2010 the company, with new management in place, has shown remarkable progress.  While still a speculative situation, the company is likely to return to profits this year.

    Zales has been a fine jewelry retailer since 1924.  It currently is operating 1117 stores in more »

  • Is Tiffany a Diamond or a Cubic Zirconia?

    By Leo Sun - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, TIF, ZLC | Editor's Choice

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF), the jeweler best known for its iconic engagement rings and silver necklaces, has taken investors on a wild ride over the past year. In this article, I'll examine some key factors to see if Tiffany is as tough as a diamond or as prone to shatter as a cubic zirconia.

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    The big picture

    The jewelry business has never been an more »

  • Cyber Monday Sales: Disappointing?

    By Chris Marasco - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, NILE, TGT, WMT

    In a bid to snatch market share away in a slow economy, online retailers are trying a nifty trick. According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Online vendors this year moved some of their discounts and free shipping offers ahead to Thanksgiving on Thursday and Black Friday to compete more aggressively with brick-and-mortar retailers, instead of saving the offers for Cyber Monday.

    The result?  A new Black Friday sales record – over more »

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