The Jones Group Inc.

  • This Jones Isn't Keeping Up

    By Robert Hanley - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: FNP, KORS, JNY

    Jones Group’s (NYSE: JNY) share price perked up in early July based on media reports of renewed interest in a takeover of the beleaguered clothier.  Despite an operating footprint across 70 countries, the company’s hodgepodge of 35 brands, including Nine West and Anne Klein, has yet to find a winning formula for profits.  While a diverse portfolio of brands has worked on the men’s side, notably at more »

  • Does Jones Group Look Interesting Now?

    By Anh HOANG - July 28, 2013 | Tickers: BWS, PVH, JNY

    Jones Group (NYSE: JNY) has recently hired Citigroup to advise on the sale of the company. Right after the news, the company reached its 52-week high of $17 per share. Since the beginning of the year, Jones Group has advanced significantly, up 39%, beating the S&P 500’s gain of only nearly 18.70%. Jones Group is currently in the portfolios of several famous investors including Richard Pzena and more »

  • Is This Apparel Company a Good Buy?

    By Anh HOANG - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: PVH, RL, JNY

    PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) recently jumped by more than 8% in after-hours trading after it reported earnings results that were above expectations. Since the beginning of the year, PVH has appreciated by only about 7%, much lower than the S&P 500’s return of more than 13%. PVH is currently in the portfolios of many investment gurus including Michael Dell, Leon Cooperman, Jim Simons and Joel Greenblatt. Should we more »

  • Great Opportunities Are Found in Overreactions

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: COH, FNP, JNY, VRA

    Shares of Vera Bradley (NASDAQ: VRA) were down some 13% last week despite the fact that the company's earnings managed to beat consensus. The news driving the pressure on the stock is the departure of CEO Michael Ray. However, this huge sell-off by the market could be just an overreaction and provide investors with a great buying opportunity.

    Since its 2010 IPO, Vera has operated amidst a troubled economy more »

  • High Growth Projections, But a Bit Unrealistic

    By Matthew Frankel - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: KORS, RL, JNY

    Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) is one of the leading fashion brands, and has been for some time now.  Even with its success, the company still manages to grow its revenues at a fairly rapid pace, with annual sales nearly tripling from $2.4 billion a decade ago to almost $6.9 billion last year. What I’m curious about is whether all of the potential growth and good news is more »

  • An Insider Is Bullish About This Retailer

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: ANN, BEBE, JNY, WTSL, TLYS

    A Form 4 filed with the SEC has disclosed that Lynda Davey, who serves on the Board of Directors of Wet Seal (NASDAQ: WTSL), purchased 62,500 shares on April 15 at an average price of about $3.19 per share. She now owns a little over 116,000 shares directly.

    While the women’s and girl’s apparel retailer’s stock price popped on the disclosure following a decline more »

  • An Insider is Bullish About This Retailer

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: ANN, BEBE, JNY, WTSL, TLYS

    A Form 4 filed with the SEC has disclosed that Lynda Davey, who serves on the Board of Directors of Wet Seal (NASDAQ: WTSL), purchased 62,500 shares on April 15th at an average price of about $3.19 per share. She now owns a little over 116,000 shares directly. While the women’s and girl’s apparel retailer’s stock price popped on the disclosure following a more »

  • Time to Buy This Top Apparel Company

    By Marshall Hargrave - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: PVH, RL, JNY, VFC

    After beating earnings last quarter, PVH Corp's (NYSE: PVH) stock still managed to take a sizable hit. The stock is down as much as 5% since last week. Last quarterly results showed a 35% increase in earnings year over year, and posted EPS of $1.60 per share, beating consensus of $1.50, so what's the big deal? 

    The recent slide came as the company now believes there more »

  • The Key Drivers Behind a Bullish Outlook on Jones Group

    By Ashit Gulati - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, ANN, JNY

    Jones Group (NYSE: JNY) offers a large variety in footwear, apparel and accessories. The specialty retailer owns popular brands such as Nine West, Kurt Geiger and Stuart Weitzman. It operates primarily in US, with a presence in some European countries. The company is ready to capitalize on the recent acquisition of Kurt Geiger and Stuart Weitzman and expand internationally. Furthermore, the retailer is establishing a stronger retail network in the more »

  • A Mixed Outlook for This Growth Stock

    By Lee Samaha - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: JNY, VFC, YUM

    V.F. Corp (NYSE: VFC) presents a familiar investing conundrum for which I don’t have a definitive answer. The said problem is whether to buy a stock if you like its long term prospects but think it is facing near term risks. In summary, the company has some great brands that are benefiting from favorable trends in clothing fashion, but there are short term concerns with some of its more »

  • Ann Taylor has a Promising Outlook

    By Shas Dey - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: ARO, ANN, JNY

    Key revenue drivers

    Ann Inc (NYSE: ANN) owns a chain of retail stores, eCommerce platform and discount or economy stores in the U.S. (Ann Taylor factory outlets and LOFT stores.) Revenue generated through LOFT stores have been a major contributor to the total revenue of Ann Taylor over the past few years, and going forward we expect the upward trend to continue.  In the current state of the US more »

  • Taking Advantage of Fickle Fashion Stocks

    By Bob Chandler - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, DECK, GPS, JNY, URBN

    Looking for bargains in fashion related stocks can be a profitable endeavor. These shares have a tendency to be in great favor when things are going well and quickly fall out of favor when results don't meet expectations. Investors can often take advantage of the resulting excessively high or low valuation.

    The vacillating attitude of these stocks can begin when a company gradually increases its sales and the share more »

  • Why This Apparel Company is a Good Buy

    By Shweta Dubey - November 8, 2012 | Tickers: NKE, PVH, JNY, VFC

    V.F. Corp’s (NYSE: VFC) stock price has seen an impressive 24% run up year to date, significantly outperforming the S&P 500. However the company’s stock price has underperformed the S&P 500 since its earnings, despite posting better than expected EPS. This is in contrast with its peer PVH Corp's (NYSE: PVH) over 20% post earnings gain. I believe VFC is a good buy at more »

  • Is This Retailer Moving into Value Range?

    By Lee Samaha - October 24, 2012 | Tickers: COH, JNY, VFC

    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) is starting to become interesting and I think is well worth monitoring. The recent Q3 results were pretty good and full year guidance was raised, although the market sold the stock off. I suspect this is because of some weakness in The North Face brand in Europe. However, this is good news because it may allow investors an entry point into a compelling growth story. The more »

  • Is This Luxury Brand Dominating the Polo Field?

    By Ryan Guenette - September 6, 2012 | Tickers: PVH, RL, JNY, WRC, TRLG

    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a company involved in the design, marketing, and distribution of products for all ages and genders. Their portfolio of products includes apparel, accessories, footwear, fragrances, and home furnishings. The company is famous for its iconic logo of a polo player on his horse, and has always been regarded as a luxury brand. Over the past five years, the company’s stock has rallied 102 more »

  • A Supermodel Stock with Attractive Fundamentals

    By Liz Hoffmann - July 29, 2012 | Tickers: LTD, MFB, JNY, WRC, VFC

    Victoria's Secret is synonymous with sex appeal and intimate apparel.  Therefore, parent company Limited Brands Inc. (NYSE: LTD) is a supermodel stock because it has attained "celebrity status" (definition of a supermodel) with the Victoria's Secret brand.  Certain proof flows from the glossy red lips of supermodel extraordinaire Heidi Klum (do I have your attention now?)  When Heidi smiles her megawatt smile and gushes that "being a Victoria more »

  • Can Michael Phelps Resuscitate this Stock?

    By Liz Hoffmann - July 24, 2012 | Tickers: LTD, MFB, JNY, WRC, VFC

    "Swimmers, take your mark."  These are the words that Michael Phelps will hear time and again at the Summer Olympics in London, when he takes his place at the starting blocks.  They are also the very same words that I heard every summer as a kid, when I swam competitively all across the Northeast.  I still swim today and so those words, a Lycra swim cap, goggles and a racing more »

  • Lighting up the Street

    By Anirban Dutta - June 1, 2012 | Tickers: HBI, PVH, JNY

    Once again PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) lit up Wall Street with its strong 1st quarter earnings.  The clothing seller which has always beat estimates in the last 12 quarters has again managed to do the same. Let’s have a closer look at the company.

    A look into the quarter

    PVH Corp.’s 1st quarter bottom line rose to $93.1 million from $57.7 million, last year. The more »