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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Time to Buy Tiffany?

    By Veena Gupta - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, TIF, ZLC

    TIFFANY & Co. (NYSE: TIF) headquartered in New York City is a luxury brand which is primarily a jeweler and a retailer specializing in a wide range of merchandise like timepieces, silverware, china, crystal, stationary, fragrances, accessories also leather goods. The company is engaged in product designing, manufacturing and retailing activities.

    Financial Aspects

    The revenue for Q1 for the company has been better than the analyst expectations at $895 million against more »

  • 1 Underrated Activist Is Bullish on These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: FLS, HP, STE, ZLC

    Generally speaking, activist hedge funds usually receive wider media coverage than their passive peers. One of the activist hedge funds we track is Richard Breeden's Breeden Capital Management. Unlike the Carl Icahns or David Einhorns of the world, Breeden does not get much press. Still, he’s an investor with an activist history worth watching. His hedge fund has recently filed its first quarter 13F form with the SEC more »

  • This Jeweler Hit It Big With Earnings, but Is It a Buy?

    By Austin Higgins - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: SIG, TIF, ZLC

    As consumer spending increases, many industries and companies see healthy growth ahead. Jewelry retailers typically suffer during down and flat markets, so when the tides turn these companies are among those that have the ability to expand. There have been numerous positive developments at jewelry companies that offer great opportunities to investors. 

    Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG) posted outstanding financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter. Its retail jewelry chains had more »

  • This Jeweler Hit it Big with Earnings, but is It a buy?

    By Austin Higgins - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: SIG, TIF, ZLC

    Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) posted outstanding financial reports for its fourth quarter in its fiscal year. Its retail jewelry chains had an 18% increase in earnings per share. Revenues rose an impressive 12% to $1.51 billion. Last year the company opened 101 new stores and just announced it is raising its dividend. What more can investors want out of a company?

    Signet Jewelers owns and operates Kay Jewelers more »

  • Zale Continues Its Turnaround

    By Alan Ginsberg - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, ZLC

    Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) delivered a solid performance for the second quarter and first half of its fiscal year ending Jan. 31. Second quarter EPS was $1.02 and first half EPS was $0.32. The comparisons for the same periods last year were $0.77 for the quarter and $0.09 loss for the half.  Management reaffirmed that the company will return to profitability for the entire year ending more »

  • Which Diamond Is forever?

    By Shas Dey - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, TIF, ZLC

    The jewelry market is largely dominated by three companies: Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF), Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) and Zale (NYSE: ZLC). Due to the global economic recession and resultant decline in consumer disposable income and confidence, these companies experienced declining sales and margins. However, one company that shown bright even during these times was Blue Nile, which posted 2% and 10% sales growth in FY09 and FY10, respectively. 

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  • Is the Blue Box In the Red Again?

    By Shas Dey - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, TIF, ZLC

    In February 2013 Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) posted shining results, with 2Q12 net income jumping 42%. Similarly, in January 2013 Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) posted a 4Q12 net sales increase of 21.2% and a net income increase of 17%. However, in contrast, Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) posted weaker 3Q12 results, with sales increasing by a hair's breadth of 1% and net income declining 30%. Does this mean more »

  • 5 Valentine’s Day Value Stocks – Revisited

    By Evan Buck - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: FLWS, AM.DL, EAT, LTD, ZLC

    Valentine’s Day is the time we celebrate the relationships held near and dear to our hearts and is the traditional holiday of love.  One way that many people choose to express their love is through buying treats, flowers, jewelry, and assorted gifts for their special someone.

    In a strictly business context, Valentine’s Day provides a large boom for companies who specialize in the aforementioned sectors.  Fellow Motley Fool writer Arthur Pinkasovitch, writing on Valentine’s Day 2012, recommended “5 Valentine’s Day Value Stocks” for the investor looking for a way to profit off of Valentine’s Day industry.  Are these five companies delivering on the other 364 days of the year, or are they simply “one-dimensional” stocks?  One year later, as we near Valentine’s Day 2013, let’s take a step back and examine these five companies and how they fared.

  • As Time Goes, Buy

    By Alan Ginsberg - February 6, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, ZLC

    The 2008 financial collapse and subsequent recession decimated Zales (NYSE: ZLC), one of the oldest and most respected names in jewelry in the USA and Canada.  Since 2010 the company, with new management in place, has shown remarkable progress.  While still a speculative situation, the company is likely to return to profits this year.

    Zales has been a fine jewelry retailer since 1924.  It currently is operating 1117 stores in more »

  • Is Tiffany a Diamond or a Cubic Zirconia?

    By Leo Sun - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: NILE, SIG, TIF, ZLC | Editor's Choice

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF), the jeweler best known for its iconic engagement rings and silver necklaces, has taken investors on a wild ride over the past year. In this article, I'll examine some key factors to see if Tiffany is as tough as a diamond or as prone to shatter as a cubic zirconia.

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    The big picture

    The jewelry business has never been an more »

  • Should We Follow These Jewelers' Insiders?

    By Anh HOANG - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: SIG, TIF, ZLC

    Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG) has done pretty well in the stock market since the beginning of 2009.  In February 2009, it was only trading at around $7.13 per share. Afterwards, the share price increased significantly to $61.30 per share as of this writing. To take advantage of the share price increase, two insiders of Signet have cashed out by selling more than $2.2 million worth of stock more »

  • With Marriage Rates Decreasing, These Companies Are Engaging

    By Tyler Wofford - January 21, 2013 | Tickers: DDC, SIG, TIF, ZLC

    Marriage rates in America are low and dropping. On average, men aren't marrying for their first time until their 29th birthday! In fact, marriage rates have dropped so dramatically that approximately 50% of all adults are single as opposed to 28% ten years ago. Due to the dramatic avoidance or postponement of marriage, are jewelry companies suffering? 

    Harry Winston (NYSE: DDC) is one of the few jewelers whose fame more »

  • The Glitter In The Jewellery

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 4, 2012 | Tickers: SIG, TIF, ZLC

    There is an increased awareness brewing about the retail jewellery market. As per Nasdaq the industry is at +68.05 which considers a real good observation. The retail fine jewellery industry is divided into two types of enterprises: chain stores and independents, with chain stores being predominant. A strong economy and low unemployment had served to boost the sale of luxury goods, including jewellery, as the industry headed into 2000s more »

  • Luxury Retailer With Strong Brand Equity and Growth Prospects

    By Sandeep Gupta - September 13, 2012 | Tickers: NILE, FOSL, SKS, TIF, ZLC

    In the face of a weak macro environment, luxury retailers are having a hard time. Over the past 5 years, specialty jewelry retailers including Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE) and Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) have made huge losses. However, Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is among a few specialty jewelry retailers to have posted double-digit annual growth over the last five years. The following chart summarizes the growth of these companies over more »

  • Does Tiffany Have Any Sparkle Left?

    By Ryan Guenette - September 6, 2012 | Tickers: NILE, DDC, SIG, TIF, ZLC

    On August 27th, 2012, Tiffany & Company (NYSE: TIF) reported quarterly results to Wall Street. Net income rose 2%, year over year, to $91.8 million, or $0.72 per share, displaying a slowing of its core American and European markets, yet a drastic pickup in the Japanese market. Sales rose 1.6%, year over year, to $887 million. A key to the report was same-store sales only falling 1 more »

  • Fine Jewelry will Prevail

    By Mary Posey - May 30, 2012 | Tickers: NILE, MOV, SIG, TIF, ZLC

    Global economic crisis might keep Wall Street bankers and Europe's elite from spending money on high dollar jewelry for not, but in the long-term the sparkly jewels will call their names again.  Shares of both Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) and Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG), which owns Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, declined just last week.  Both jewelers provided disappointing profit forecasts for the coming months more »

  • Tiffany Regaining Its Shine

    By Andrés Cardenal - March 22, 2012 | Tickers: SIG, TIF, ZLC

    Tiffany (NYSE: TIF) reported earnings on Tuesday, and the company´s stock rallied more than 5% after the announcement. Shares of Tiffany have been hit by lowered expectations and unexciting sales for the holiday period during the last quarters, so this could mark a turning point in investor’s sentiment towards the stock. This may be a nice entry point in a company with an outstanding brand value and strong more »

  • Will Blue Nile Ever Regain its Luster?

    By Matthew DiLallo - February 22, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, TIF, ZLC

    I hate to shop, even more so when I have to work with a salesperson.  They are never there when you need them but won’t leave you alone when you are just browsing.  Needless to say I wasn’t looking forward to the day when I would have to go to a Tiffany’s (NYSE: TIF) or Zale’s (NYSE: ZLC) to buy that big flashy diamond for the more »

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