DSW, Inc.

  • Check Out These Fashion Retailers' Earnings

    By Damon Churchwell - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: DSW, GCO, LULU, SCVL

    As fall approaches, I have selected several of the fashion retailers that I believe are most likely to have fared well in the quarter ending in July. Trends may change quickly, but a solid business plan can have positive effects on results. Same-store sales and product margins are important gauges in determining the performances of such companies. Long-term sustainability and store-count expansion are positive aspects as well, as with most more »

  • Are There Still Opportunities in Apparel?

    By Victor Selva - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: DSW, LULU, WTSL

    Many argue that the apparel business doesn’t offer good long-term investment prospects because low barriers to entry and fashion variations make the companies in the industry highly unstable. However, some firms have proven successful in continually adapting to a changing environment and attracting clients, even through tough economic patches. Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU), DSW (NYSE: DSW) and Wet Seal (NASDAQ: WTSL) are three of these companies. Having performed well more »

  • Should You Take a Step Forward With This Footwear Retailer?

    By Mark Lin - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: DSW, FL, SHOO

    If you've ever had your shopping experience ruined by over-enthusiastic sales people, you will definitely enjoy shopping at DSW (NYSE: DSW), where you can shop for footwear and accessories at your own pace. DSW further differentiates itself from other retailers by maintaining consistent prices and extending its sales reach by running shoe departments for other retailers. Unfortunately, the market recognizes DSW’s competitive advantages and has already rewarded it more »

  • Which Shoe Fits Your Portfolio the Best?

    By Arturo Cuevas - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: DSW, FL, FINL

    The business models pursued by shoe retailers Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL), Foot Locker (NYSE: FL), and DSW (NYSE: DSW) provide good samplings of how marketing and sales have radically evolved in the footwear market. An understanding of how these listed companies are addressing the shoe retail market’s evolution should immensely help on whether to invest or not in their equities.

    Segmenting the footwear market

    Essentially, the respective business plans more »

  • DSW Stays On The Shelf For Now

    By Eric Novinson - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: DSW, GMAN, KSS, ROST, TJX

    DSW (NYSE: DSW) helps shoppers find inexpensive shoes that still impress, so the bull case for this stock shares similarities with the bull cases for clothing sellers TJX (NYSE: TJX) and Ross Stores. (NASDAQ: ROST) Unfortunately for DSW, early 2013 results didn't impress, and the shoe seller cut its guidance for the year. Retail investors can also pick cheaper stocks like Gordmans (NASDAQ: GMAN) and Kohl's, (NYSE: KSSmore »)

  • Have Crocs Hit Their Stride?

    By Howard Rothman - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, DSW, WWW

    Although Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) opened for business in 1999, it took about a half-dozen years before its colorful injection-molded clogs hit anyone’s radar. But when they did hit, they hit big. A highly anticipated IPO was followed by a rapid rise in stock price that topped 400% before peaking in late October 2007 — and then collapsed, just as quickly, falling by more than 98% over the next 13 months more »

  • Will New Ownership Breathe Life into this Shoemaker?

    By Robert Hanley - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, DSW, KSWS, NKE

    On Jan. 17, shoemaker K-Swiss (NASDAQ: KSWS) finally caught a break, as South Korean apparel distributor E-Land World offered to buy the company.  Given K-Swiss’ significant net cash holdings and outsourced business model, the acquisition is a fairly low risk bet on E-Land’s ability to engineer a business turnaround at the shoemaker.

    Founded by two brothers in 1966, K-Swiss was one of the first companies to introduce leather tennis more »

  • Big Profits from Big Discounts

    By James Catlin - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: DSW, ROST, TJX | Editor's Choice

    The financial downturn in 2008 was a blessing in disguise for a few very lucky companies.  Families that once shopped exclusively at high end department stores made their way to discount retailers.  Saving money was not only necessary but becoming fashionable.  Discounters experienced a rebirth as consumers clamored for deals.  Fast forward to the end of 2012 and many of these customers have yet to return to their old habits more »

  • Apple Is Among This Hedge Fund’s Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BIDU, DSW, MLNX, PBR-A

    Driehaus Capital Management was founded by Richard Driehaus in 1982 and has since become a widely followed investment manager. Every quarter, the fund files a 13F with the SEC and in this document discloses many of its long equity positions; we like to use 13Fs from notable investors to serve as initial sources of tickers that we can do basic analysis of and decide whether or not they’re worth more »

  • This Special Dividend is Not So Special After All

    By Chad Henage - September 16, 2012 | Tickers: PSS, DSW, TGT

    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) reported that the company will pay a special dividend of $2 per share on October 26 to shareholders of record as of October 16. The company says that this, “reflects the company's strong cash flow and focus on returning value to its shareholders.” Normally I'm all about dividends, I believe they are an effective way for companies to return profits to shareholders. I prefer dividends over share buybacks because I can spend a dividend or choose to reinvest it. While share buybacks are usually seen as a positive move, many companies buy shares high and stop buying when the prices drop effectively wasting shareholders money. So what's wrong with DSW's special dividend?

  • Will This Specialty Retailer Outperform the Market?

    By William Bias - September 15, 2012 | Tickers: DSW, FL, SCVL

    For the past 15 years or so, I have been buying my shoes from a store called Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ: SCVL). I also liked the size of the store and the impression of a variety of choices. However, as I have said many times before, looks can be deceiving. Over time the performance of a company’s stock is correlated to cash flow generating capability, good overall fundamentals and price paid for the stock and not just necessarily the clean appearance and the choices that the store had to offer.

  • Shoe Love: The Little Girls Understand

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 28, 2012 | Tickers: COH, DECK, DSW, SHOO

    “The men don’t know but the little girls understand,” wrote bluesman Willie Davis. He must have been talking about why women love shoes (and handbags, too).  Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City (who realized she had so much money tied up in shoes she could have paid her NYC co-op downpayment) and Cinderella aside, shoes are hot. And shoe stocks are hot. Imelda Marcos impoverished a nation with more »

  • Three Stocks Enjoying Recent Volume Buying

    By Declan Fallon - May 30, 2012 | Tickers: DSW, P, PPC

    The past week has seen a number of stocks enjoy heavier volume buying despite broader market uncertainties.  Some of these stocks have stumbled a little, but others have held their value as the market seeks to strike a bottom.

    One of the stocks that has seen its surge cut short is Pandora Media (NYSE: P).  On May 24 the stock received a healthy shot in the arm following a Q1 more »

  • Searching for the Next Great Retail Stock

    By Shawn Robinson - May 9, 2012 | Tickers: DSW, GCO, LULU

    Back in January, I wrote an article here on the Motley Fool Blogging Network which attempted to show that restaurant stocks are a good place for growth investors to examine because their business models allow for rapid expansion. Investors should also keep an eye out for companies in the retail industry because they have similar models and can often result in great returns for shareholders.


    Take Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULUmore »)