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  • 3 Dividend Boosters for Your Watch List

    By William Bias - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CTAS, ECL, VFC

    When looking for investments you may want to look to the S&P 500’s dividend aristocrat list. Companies merit a spot on the list when they boost dividends for at least a couple of decades. Of course, it would be unwise to invest in a company based solely on its inclusion on a list. Looking into whether a company sells a needed product, barriers to entry for competitors, and more »

  • The Biggest Apparel Company You Never Heard Of

    By Mark Yagalla - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: PVH, RL, VFC

    We're all familiar with Calvin Klein underwear and Tommy Hilfiger shirts, but most aren't aware that both are part of PVH (NYSE: PVH), a company with a market cap of over $10 billion. In the past year, the stock has been a great performer, handily beating the S&P 500 with a rise of over 45% in the past year. The company also owns iconic brands Van Heusen more »

  • Why Ackman Resigning From J.C. Penney's Board Doesn't Matter

    By Jason Hall - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, M, VFC

    Bill Ackman, J.C. Penney's (NYSE: JCP) largest shareholder, has resigned from the company's board after a number of contentious actions created a serious rift between him and both management and fellow board members. What does this mean for investors? The company has been in a near free fall over the past five years, even as the greater economy, and other retailers have seen growth resume. Let's more »

  • Dividend Picks From Guinness Atkinson Inflation Managed Dividend Fund

    By Reuben Brewer - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BAESY.PK, NOC, VFC

    Guinness Atkinson Inflation Managed Dividend Fund (GAINX) focuses on a company's underling business before it looks at dividends. It recently sold VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) and bought BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH: BAESY.PK) and Northrup Grumman (NYSE: NOC).

    A Different Dividend Approach

    Investors often use yield as a yardstick to determine if a company is worth looking at. The managers at Inflation Managed Dividend Fund, however, don't bother with yield more »

  • This Retailer Deserves to Trade at a Premium

    By Lee Samaha - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: COLM, NKE, VFC

    Outdoor clothing company VF (NYSE: VFC) is one of the most compelling growth stories in the retail sector. Its mix of brands gives it the diversity to deal with a slowdown in any one segment, and many of its brands are under-penetrated within key growth markets. Here's why it deserves to trade at a premium to the rest of the retail sector.

    VF raises guidance, again

    In its latest 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).

    Opening more »

  • All-Star Stocks

    By Mark Morelli - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: ECL, TMO, VFC, DIS

    Major League Baseball recently played its annual all-star game. That made me think about what stocks might be all-stars from the first half of the year. The real question? How will they do going forward?

    My criteria for the stock all-stars are as follows:

    1. Stock gain surpassing that of the S&P500 index YTD.
    2. Motley Fool CAPS rating of five. [CAPS is a rating system used by investors who enter more »
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Investing in Your Favorite Brands

    By Jason Hall - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, DIIBF, VFC

    Many popular consumer brands are owned by a parent company that you've never heard of. And for investors, sometimes it's worth doing a little digging to see if there's anything worth investing in. Are these companies practicing in diversification, or diworsification? Let's take a look.

    What do bikes, baby seats, and ready-to-assemble furniture have in common?

    Dorel Industries (NASDAQOTH: DIIBF), in this case. Featuring such names more »

  • Looking Sharp This School Year? Clothing Companies for Back-to-School

    By Todd Campbell - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: NKE, OXM, RL, VFC

    Summer never seems to last long enough, especially for the students in your life. Sooner than you realize, you'll be hitting the malls to buy the latest styles for school. Your back-to-school shopping helps make the season the third largest for spending each year, trailing only Christmas and Easter. Given the importance of the season, retailers are already filling shelves with back-to-school items hoping to win over early shoppers more »

  • Are These Clothiers 'The Emperor's New Clothes?'

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: PVH, RL, VFC

    The Emperor's New Clothes is a nearly two century old fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson about an emperor who pays good money for new "magic" clothes, clothes that can supposedly only be seen by wise people. Everyone pretends to see the clothes, as to not seem stupid, with the moral of the story being that sometimes many people are too afraid to criticize something because everyone else thinks more »

  • Little Black Dress Stocks You Should Buy Now

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: TGT, VFC, WMT

    Every woman needs a perfect little black dress, like the one worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's: a dress that can be accessorized up or down, comfortable, fashionable yet not faddish.

    The Little Black Dress, or LBD as it's known to fashion writers, is such a core item in women's retail that Kristin Bentz, former star retail analyst, uses it as a tell for retail more »

  • This Apparel Giant Looks Quite Expensive Now

    By Anh HOANG - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: PVH, RL, VFC

    I am often worried about companies that have experienced a huge amount of insider sales, as it could indicate that insiders might not be bullish about their own companies anymore. Recently, Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and CEO of PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH), sold 47,296 shares of the company, with the total transaction worth nearly $5.7 million. In addition, COO and CFO, Michael Shaffer, also divested 19,000 shares on more »

  • Why This Sportswear Giant Could Face Challenges

    By Lee Samaha - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: NKE, VFC

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) is one of those companies whose results will interest the whole of the retail industry as well as its own shareholders.  And given its recent results there are many things to consider. It’s a story of strong execution in North America and with footwear in particular. However, its European markets remain weak and China is displaying the kind of softness that others are seeing.

    In summary more »

  • How Phillips-Van Heusen can Dress up Your Portfolio!

    By Nidhika Goyal - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: PVH, RL, VFC

    Phillips-Van Heusen (NYSE: PVH), one of the largest global branded lifestyle apparel companies in the world, smashed the market estimates by posting its first quarter (Q1) results for fiscal year (FY) 2013 (Revenue was up by 34%; Adjusted EPS improved by 44%). The key drivers were robust sales performance across all segments, improved margins and the positives of the Warnaco Acquisition.

    Phillips-Van Heusen designs and markets branded dress shirts, sportswear more »

  • The Stage Is Set for Apparel Stocks

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: PVH, RL, VFC

    Phillips-Van Heusen (NYSE: PVH) rocketed up 10% last week, thanks to posting EPS of $1.91, well above $1.33 in the prior-year's quarter. PVH continues to separate itself from the likes of Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) and VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) in terms of price performance over the past twelve months. What's more is that with its recent acquisition of Warnaco, PVH will be able to unite more »

  • Buyout Attracts Enthusiasm, But Will It Change the Industry?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, TRLG, VFC

    Investors were alternately intrigued and dismayed by the recent announcement that big-name apparel maker True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ: TRLG) had accepted a private equity buyout offer valued at nearly $830 million. As many market-watchers and bloggers have noted, the company's fortunes have declined in the face of post-recession frugality among formerly glib American clothing shoppers. After several straight quarters of sub-par performance, it appears that True Religion's management more »

  • Five Futuristic Bionic Stocks to Power Your Portfolio

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, NKE, UA, VFC

    Constant connection to the internet, pulse and pace monitoring 24/7, pants that massage away your doughy thighs, shirts that wick away sweat, hugging jackets, and even undies that can thrill you via smartphone... not science fiction...already here or imminent and investible.

    Kopin Corp, a Boston based computer headset technology company, is opening a Wearable Tech Center in Silicon Valley and Chief Technology Officer Hong Choi told the Boston more »

  • Is True Religion Getting A Fair Price?

    By Anh HOANG - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: COLM, TRLG, VFC

    Recently, TowerBrook Capital Partners announced that it would acquire True Religion Apparel (NASDAQ: TRLG) for around $32 per share in cash, with a total transaction value of $835 million. The purchase price was 52% premium to its trading price on October 9, a day before True Religion announced that it put itself up on sale. Since the beginning of the year, the company has experienced a 24.7% rise on more »

  • Is This Retailer a Good Value?

    By Lee Samaha - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: GPS, VFC

    V.F. Corp (NYSE: VFC) is one of those infuriating stocks that never seems to be cheap precisely when you want it to be. The latest set of results kept up its tradition of raising EPS guidance even if the revenue numbers were far from stellar. Indeed the key takeaway from these results was the margin improvements achieved within difficult end markets. This is one of the best run stocks more »

  • 5 Stocks With 40 or More Years of Dividend Increases

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: ABBV, KMB, MSEX, PEP, VFC

    Market-beating strategies are inherently hard to find. Based on the evidence from several major developed markets, dividend growth was the single largest contributor to nominal stock market returns over the past 40 years, according to Société Générale.

    An exclusive club

    A small group of companies pursues a policy of boosting shareholder value through consistent annual dividend increases for decades. Among the stocks with the longest streaks of consecutive dividend growth more »

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