Hanesbrands, Inc.

  • A Cheaply Valued Stock Worth Watching

    By ANUP SINGH - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, LTD, MFB

    Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) owns a number of famous brands and sells its products directly to customers through a chain of more than 200 stores and also online through a network of online sites. The stock has done well this year, rising 70% but still looks cheap with a trailing P/E of under 17x. Moreover, given the company's solid strategies and execution, it might appreciate further.

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  • Should You Follow Mr. Buffett Into the Underwear Business?

    By Robert Hanley - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, LTD, MFB

    Always on the lookout for value, Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate bought a leading position in the underwear business back in 2002 when it acquired Fruit of the Loom out of bankruptcy protection.  It further solidified the unit’s operating position with the purchase of competitor Russell Corporation in 2007.  Most likely, the Oracle of Omaha was attracted to the consistently recurring nature of underwear purchases and consumers more »

  • What's Driving Growth for This Consumer Company

    By Ash Sharma - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CRI, HBI, OXM

    Oxford Industries’ (NYSE: OXM) stock price has increased by 42% in the last six months period. The company has focused on its multiple brands expansion and online sales to drive its growth. Now, all its brands have their own website to sell products online. E-commerce sales have higher margin than store sales and higher growth than store sales. Thus these initiative will help Oxford Industries' sales and margin growth. The more »

  • Catering to Women and Consistency Go Together With This Retailer

    By Mark Yagalla - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GPS, HBI, LTD, MFB

    One of the main things that I look for in assessing an investment opportunity is consistency. L Brands (NYSE: LTD) meets the definition of consistency in retailing. The company's two flagship store brands are Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works. It also owns Henri Bendel and La Senza. Its stores sell lingerie, personal care and beauty products, apparel and accessories. The company operates more than 2,600 stores more »

  • Are These Three Apparel Businesses Good Buys?

    By Anh HOANG - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CRI, GPS, HBI

    According to Barron’s, FBR Capital Markets has rated three specialty retail and apparel businesses, including Gap (NYSE: GPS), Carter’s (NYSE: CRI) and Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI), as Outperform. Indeed, all three businesses have beaten the S&P 500 by wide margins. Hanesbrands is the best performer, with a year-to-date gain of 78.3%. Gap ranked second with a 48.9% gain. Carter’s returns come in at more than more »

  • How Can You Make Money In Underwear?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, LTD, MFB

    The recent announcement that Winston-Salem, NC-based clothing giant Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) would acquire rival Maidenform Brands (NYSE: MFB) has sent a normally staid industry into a frenzy. The reason for this should be obvious: Hanesbrands is probably North America's best-known and most visible underwear brand, and Maidenform is an emerging powerhouse in the narrower but still-lucrative field of female-focused lingerie and athletic undergarments. The combined firm is certain to more »

  • Is Hanesbrands Emerging As a Stronger Company?

    By Awais Iqbal - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: EXPR, HBI, MFB

    In the past, volatile cotton prices and recession induced drops in consumer spending have adversely affected the apparel industry. However, increasing population and rising disposable income growth are once again reviving the consumer spending pattern as the U.S. economy has targeted to bring unemployment down to 7% by the end of 2013. This will boost the industry’s revenue in the upcoming years. Recently, Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) acquired Maidenform more »

  • An Unmentionables Merger That's a Natural Fit

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: ASNA, HBI, LTD

    Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) is acquiring Maidenform Brands, another women's underwear maker, and the former's "lift and separate" motto could now be lift and unite. This will bring much needed exposure to the average size woman for Hanesbrands, whose strength has always been the full figured woman.

    Access to new markets

    Hanesbrands is paying  $575 million for Maidenform, a 29% premium, but believes the advantages of cost savings and more »

  • Socks, Underwear, or Print: Apparel Companies with a Future

    By Vanina Egea - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: GIL, HBI, VFC

    Apparel brands rely heavily on a successful advertising campaign. Innovation is another important point. When both come together, intelligent publicity and increasing profits result. The past "no tags" campaigns by Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) hit the nail in the head. Let us look at the company's present and future, as well as a couple of its rivals in the form of VF (NYSE: VFC), and Gildan Activewear (NYSE: GIL).

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  • Stocks for Jocks

    By Ryan Palmer - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, NKE, UA

    Jocks are not the type of people you would normally think of as being investors. Most of them are probably too busy lifting weights, running at blazing speeds, and drinking protein shakes to spend time thinking about the stock market. 

    But really, anyone who wants more money ought to be thinking about stocks. After all, the stock market is one of the greatest wealth building machines on the planet. If more »

  • What Makes Analysts Bullish About These Stocks?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - June 15, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, QEP, TIVO

    QEP Resources (NYSE: QEP), TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), and Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) have been in the news recently and have garnered positive analyst ratings. Here is a closer look if higher price targets are warranted:

    QEP Resources’ annual gains

    QEP Resources is an oil exploration, production, and midstream field services company. This stock is not your typical oil out-performer. In fact, it has annual gains of 15% only as this is more »

  • Improving Macro-Economic Evironment Can Send Gildan Soaring

    By Kiran Gulati - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-A, GIL, HBI

    Gildan (NYSE: GIL) is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, socks and underwear. It possesses a vastly diversified portfolio of company-owned brands such as Gildan , Gold Toe and Anvil brands. In addition, it is also under licensing arrangements for Under Armour and New Balance.

    The company primarily operates in two segments, printwear and branded apparel. The  branded apparel segment deals predominantly in subtle more »

  • 3 Apparel Retailers for Your Portfolio

    By Damian Illia - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: COH, GIL, HBI

    In the apparel sector, like many others, scale is an important edge over smaller competitors. In this article, I will look into three companies in the clothing industry, Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI), Gildan Activewear (NYSE: GIL), and Coach (NYSE: COH), that provide compelling growth prospects for years to come and trade at reasonable valuations relative to peers, thus standing as good options you should consider adding to your portfolio.

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  • BlueMountain Capital Is Bullish On These 5 Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, HBI, NRG, TARO, SSP

    The New York-based hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management has recently disclosed its first quarter equity holdings in a 13F filing with the SEC, as is consistent with the rest of its peers. Using the original 13F, seen here, let’s take a look at BlueMountain’s top five stock picks heading into the second quarter.

    A top trio

    According to the 13F, American International Group (NYSE: AIG) is the largest more »

  • This Underwear Stock Might Fit You Perfectly

    By Doug Lofton - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, LTD, MFB

    There's a high probability that each time you buy a bra, a pair of pantyhose, or a pair of socks, you're adding to HanesBrands' (NYSE: HBI) bottom line. By sales, HanesBrands is the U.S.'s largest apparel accessory company, proving underwear, activewear, and nearly everything in between. To see whether this maker of shorts is worth going long on, let's look at three crucial characteristics.

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  • This Retailer Is Going Places

    By Shas Dey - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, LTD, MFB

    Earlier this month, basic apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) announced its first dividend of $0.20 per share, which resulted in its share price receiving a nice uptick of 3.81%. The share price has come a long way since dipping to a low of $6 in March 2009 during the recession, and is now back on track, increasing almost 68% in the last one year, hovering close to its more »

  • This Retailer Is Going Places

    By Shas Dey - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, LTD, MFB

    On 4th April 2013, the manufacturer of basic apparel, Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) announced its first dividend of $0.20, which led to its share price receiving a nice uptick of 3.81%. The share price has come a long way, dipping to a low of $6 in March 2009 during the recession and is now back on track increasing almost 68% in the last one year, hovering at the more »

  • Is This Stock a Buy After Its Newly Initiated Dividend?

    By Anh HOANG - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, LTD, MFB

    Shareholders of Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) must be quite happy, as the company’s share price has moved up significantly in the past one and half years, from around $22 per share in the beginning of 2012 to nearly $48 per share now. In addition, the company recently initiated a quarterly dividend payment of $0.20 per share, payable on June 3 to stockholders of record on May 20.

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  • Get Your Hands on Limited Brands

    By Binu Buvaria - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: GPS, HBI, LTD | Editor's Choice

    Limited Brands (NYSE: LTD) is a $10 billion global enterprise which targets the high-end segment of the market. It appeals to all ages of men and women who are concerned with fashion and its value. The firm operates in about 2940 specialty stores throughout North America under the Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works (BBW) brands. These are Limited Brands’ strongest businesses that bring in total of 84% of more »

  • Is Hanesbrands a Buy After New Dividend Initiation?

    By Anh HOANG - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: HBI, LTD, MFB

    Shareholders of Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) must have been quite happy, as the company’s share price moved up significantly in the past one and half year, from around $22 per share in the beginning of 2012 to nearly $48 per share. In addition, the company has recently initiated its quarter dividend payment of $0.20 per share, payable on June 3 to stockholders of record at May 20. The dividend more »

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