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  • Why Coach Shares are More Attractive than Its Bags

    By Adrian Campos - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: COH, GES, TIF

    Undervalued top-quality brands with high potential for international expansion are hard to find nowadays. Coach (NYSE: COH) may be one rare example.The stock had a though year, producing an overall negative return (-3.38%) so far. However, a deep look at the company's financial metrics and business strenghts suggests the current negative momentum might actually be a great entry point for investors looking for exposure to the fashion more »

  • Profiting From The Growing Consumer Disposable Income

    By Piyush Arora - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: MA, KORS, TIF

    Thanks to the Fed’s $85 billion worth of monthly liquidity injections, the unemployment rate in the U.S has slid to 7.6%. And with the improving job scenario, the U.S per capita disposable income has grown by nearly $1 trillion over the last year. Since the Fed doesn’t have any plans to unwind its quantitative easing anytime soon, the economic recovery will most likely continue. This more »

  • An Uncommonly Undervalued Large Cap

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: COH, FOSL, TIF

    It can be tough to find a truly undervalued stock in the large-cap space. With tons of analyst coverage and daily news updates, the market tends to get the pricing for these stocks right. But it's really exciting when the market gets it wrong, such as the case with Coach (NYSE: COH)

    Coach tumbled nealry 10% last week as the fear that competitors in the North American market are more »

  • 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 »

  • Why High End Stocks Will Always Be in Style

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: COH, KORS, TIF

    A University of Minnesota marketing study has concluded that women buy high end accessories not so much to signify economic status, but as a signal to potential rivals. That Coach (NYSE: COH) purse or Tiffany(NYSE: TIF(NYSE: TIF) )bling supposedly says," I've got a rich man who won't look at you. See this purse (shoes, watch, necklace)..It's one among many he lavishes on me!"

    High end...hands more »

  • Retail Industry is in For a Run

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 27, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, COST, TIF

    The retail industry has advanced by about 29% this year, but I see more gains ahead. The economic recovery may be progressing relatively slow, but I see that steady growth as a way to keep inflation down and avoid a double-dip recession.

    That means many profits ahead for firms invested in the retail sector, as spending power warms up before hitting full stride. The following companies all represent great firms more »

  • These Luxury Retailers Have Not Lost Their Luster

    By Bob Ciura - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: COH, MOV, TIF

    The challenges facing the American consumer have been well documented. The unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, and the onset of higher payroll taxes and the ongoing sequester serve as constant headwinds in the face of the consumer.

    All the while, wealth continues to pile up for the high-end consumer. Rising housing and stock markets mean the affluent among us have more money to spend than ever. As a result, luxury more »

  • High-End Giant Buying to Boost Growth

    By Reuben Brewer - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: BURBY, LVMUY, TIF, ULTA

    Widely diversified LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (NASDAQOTH: LVMUY) has a growth problem. Although Sephora is expanding nicely, the rest of the company isn't keeping up. It just bought an Italian cashmere company to help right the ship; are more purchases on the way?

    Slowing Down

    LVMH's Fashion and Leather goods division saw a sales advance of just 0.4% in the first quarter, year over year. That more »

  • Plummeting Gold & Silver Costs Make Jewelers Compelling Buys

    By Brendan O'Boyle - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: SIG, TIF, ZLC

    Much ink has been spilled on the precipitous decline of precious metal prices. While investors have focused intently on companies that are exposed to these declines, they may have overlooked the beneficiaries of lower precious metal prices. One candidate: jewelers, who craft luxury items from precious metals and then sell them to consumers at a heathy mark up. It is likely that the declining cost of gold and silver may more »

  • Why I Love Jewelry, Purses & Watches

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: COH, FOSL, TIF

    Although they aren't always considered as defensive as major consumer-staple stocks, such as Coca-Cola or Philip Morris, the stocks that cater to the high-end markets have proven to be resilient during tough economic times, while also excelling in a bustling economy. I've long felt that either either Tiffany (NYSE: TIF) or Coach (NYSE: COH) would be great buyout candidates.

    And although it's a less favorite bet of more »
  • Are These "Artsy" Picks Safe From e-Tailers?

    By Arturo Cuevas - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BID, TIF

    Investing in art and jewelry just might be too capital-intensive and/or too speculative for the average retail investor. The practical option here perhaps would be to invest in companies catering to the luxury or high-end markets like Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) or Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF). The U.S. economic recovery may be not as robust as many would wish, but certainly the recent fundamental strengths it exhibited, such more »

  • Forecasting the Luxury Goods Industry

    By Federico Zaldua - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: BURBY, LVMUY, TIF

    The luxury goods sector is growing fast, hand-in-hand with the growth of wealth in the developing world. Countries such as Russia,China and Brazil are creating thousands of new rich families every year. One of the many direct results of this trend -- which could last many decades -- has been the tremendous growth of high-end-luxury companies. Here I will try to forecast next quarter's results for my top three luxury 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 »

  • These Companies Are Achieving Impressive Returns on Equity and Reducing Debt

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: MRK, TIF, ZMH

    When it comes to investing, obviously making money is key and the best way to make money is to find the most profitable company set to generate huge amounts of cash in the future. More cash usually leads to a higher stock price and a fatter bank balance means there is potential for dividend checks, windfall payouts, or other shareholder returns.

    It is difficult trying to find these elusive companies 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 »

  • What Does Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen See In This Luxury Stock?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: COH, LULU, KORS, BID, TIF

    We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, including billionaire and Tiger Cub Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global. Even though the information in 13Fs is a bit old by the time it is released, we’ve actually found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds- as determined by these filings- generate an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year more »

  • 3 Contrarian Ideas You Should Take a Look At

    By Federico Zaldua - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: LAZ, HSY, TIF

    The average of all analyst's opinions is what we call "market consensus." Even when the consensus is mostly right about what the future might look like, there are sometimes when the consensus may err.  For the following three high-quality companies, I disagree with the market consensus. Let's analyze each company individually and see where my disagreements lie. 

    China's demand growth is under-rated

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  • Apple's Retail Sales Are Bright

    By Ishfaque Faruk - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, LULU, TIF

    Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) retail stores have been holding up very well, as the company’s glossy stores have been pulling in more and more customers. Even though more consumers are leaning towards online shopping, especially for lower ticket items, a majority of consumers still love shopping at stores, especially for higher priced items like phones, tablets, etc.

    In the U.S., more than 90% of retail sales still take more »

  • Make a Bet on the Wealthy

    By Joshua Bondy - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: COH, TSLA, TIF

    There are a number of global investment trends, and the growth of the wealthy shouldn't be ignored. The latest estimates show that the number of millionaires has increased significantly throughout the world. Some luxury firms like Apple have become huge and seen their growth taper off. At the same time, there are a number of smaller firms with strong brand power that are growing and are attractive investment opportunities more »

  • How Apple Is Losing Its Competitive Advantage

    By Georgios Mourdoukoutas - June 23, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BBY, BBRY, COH, GOOG, HPQ, MSFT, TIF

    For more than a decade, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) enjoyed several competitive advantages over its peers: breakthrough innovation, outstanding branding, and bundling of hardware with software-all limiting the entry of new competitors into Apple's turf. But there is one more advantage that boosted Apple's profitability: State of art stores with well-trained salespeople to help customers pick up and service its cool gadgets.

    According to a recently published study, Apple more »

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