RL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook

    November 12, 2014
    How You Can Add Retail to Your Portfolio Now - Industry Outlook
  2. R.I.P. QE: 2008 - 2014? - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 29, 2014
    Stocks aren't expected to do much ahead of the Fed announcement later this afternoon that is expected to end the QE program ...
  3. Eurozone Remains in Question - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 6, 2014
    Hard to tell whether the Russia-Ukraine situation could come in the way of the improving European narrative, but that certainly ...
  4. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  5. Bull of the Day: Michael Kors (KORS) - Bull of the Day

    July 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Michael Kors (KORS) - Bull of the Day
  6. Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day

    June 13, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day
  7. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  8. Twitter, Tesla & Q3 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2013
    The Twitter mania adds to investors' disappointment with the Tesla earnings release on an other
  9. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  10. Ralph Lauren Q4 Earnings Up 35%: Buy or Sell?

    May 24, 2013
    Ralph Lauren announced Q4 earnings that were 35% ahead of last year. Unfortunately, it also was very cautious on its 2014 ...
  11. Schulze Plus Joly Equals Success?

    March 26, 2013
    Best Buy founder Richard Schulze announced March 25 that he was dropping his bid for the company and rejoining the board ...
  12. Fifth & Pacific's Bill McComb Looks To Kate Spade For Ultimate ...

    February 15, 2013
    Recent rumors suggest that FNP will sell Juicy Couture and Lucky Brand Jeans. The company's best hope lies in its Kate Spade ...
  13. Coach Misses Zacks' Expectations - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Coach, Inc. (COH) posted lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2013 results. The quarterly earnings of $1.23 per share ...
  14. Quiksilver Looks To Disney For Help

    January 9, 2013
    Quiksilver announced Jan. 3 it had hired former Disney exec Andy Mooney as CEO. The news sent its stock up 17% in the subsequent ...
  15. Oxford Industries Experiencing Some Growing Pains

    December 6, 2012
    Oxford has a bold growth plan, but the numbers don't necessarily add up.
  16. Uniting CK Should Pay Off For PVH Corp

    November 5, 2012
    PVH is paying a lot for Warnaco, but it's a unique opportunity for PVH to grow and leverage its margins.
  17. Earnings Preview: V. F. Corp - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, V. F. Corporation (VFC), one of the world's largest apparel companies, is scheduled ...
  18. Stocks over $100: Love 'Em or Hate 'Em? - Analyst Blog

    October 13, 2012
    In stock investing, $100 a share used to be a magic number. Before electronic trading and low-priced Internet trades, $1 ...
  19. Problems In The Luxury Market?

    October 4, 2012
    Investors know that the luxury goods market is a cyclical industry, but this time may be different.
  20. NIKE and Other Consumer Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on August ...

    August 24, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has increased 0.6%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.5%; and the Dow has moved ...
  21. VF Corp Is Priced To Move

    May 22, 2012
    Good businesses like VF Corp always rebound quickly. Sitting more than $20 below its 52-week high, now is the time to be ...
  22. Home Shopping Network Still A Good Deal

    December 21, 2011
    Despite hitting an all-time high recently, The Home Shopping Network is still a good buy.
  23. Ralph Lauren: Avoiding The Cotton Blues

    April 13, 2011
    High cotton prices are giving some apparel companies fits, but Ralph Lauren isn't one of them.
  24. Can Chico's Be Chic Again?

    February 28, 2011
    Chico's won't impress anybody with trailing same-store sales growth of 1%, but the future looks brighter.
  25. 5 Reasons To Fear GSI Commerce

    December 23, 2010
    Despite its rise from under $9 to $22, GSIC is hiding some serious flaws.
  26. Cash Conversion Cycle Sends Misleading Message

    September 3, 2010
    The cash conversion cycle can be a tricky metric, especially when you dig deeper.
  27. The Best Bang For Your Buck In Apparel

    August 13, 2010
    True Religion's recent drop might just make it the best buy in apparel.
  28. Going Global For Consumer Stocks

    August 9, 2010
    With worries about the health of the U.S. economy still persisting, the American consumer has kept his thrifty ways.
  29. Online Retail: Blogging For Profits

    March 18, 2010
    Only 44 out of the top 100 internet retailers maintain a blog. Here's why that's a mistake.
  30. Retail's Magic Numbers

    November 20, 2009
    The Z-Score is a formula for predicting whether a company will go bankrupt within two years. Look at some retailer/wholesalers ...
  31. Four Interesting Minority Investments

    November 16, 2009
    Minority interests can be great investments, but you have to do a little digging to find ones worth looking at.
  32. Companies With Profitable Stock Buybacks

    October 23, 2009
    We look at five apparel companies and how well they've done buying back shares. Not all are created equal.
  33. Free Cash Flow Dynamos

    October 19, 2009
    Free cash flow yield is an excellent way to gauge a company's position.
  34. A Tale Of Two Preppies: Abercrombie and Ralph Lauren

    September 29, 2009
    Abercrombie and Polo both have impressive clothing lines, but there is a clear winner between the two.
  35. 2 Plays On China's New Luxury Class

    July 22, 2009
    A few "entry level" luxury plays for China's emerging middle class.
  36. Licensing Pays Some Of The Bills

    May 12, 2009
    Nobody does licensing better than pure-play Iconix, but some apparel companies are making good returns off the marketing-driven ...
  37. Global Investing Made Easy

    April 8, 2009
    Investing in the most valuable American brands operating globally has paid dividends this decade.
  38. 5 Reasons To Avoid GSI Commerce

    December 8, 2008
    With online sales growing, you'd think an industry sales leader would be doing well. Unfortunately, that's hardly the case. ...
  39. College Dropouts Who Made It Big

    October 8, 2008
    These dreamers who couldn't wait for a college diploma built companies that are outpacing the S&P 500.
  40. Bargain Retailers Are No Bargain

    September 9, 2008
    Value-oriented stocks like Costco and Target get the good press, but investors may want to look at the numbers a little more ...
  41. Companies That Turn Dimes Into Dollars

    May 28, 2008
    Efficient use of capital can turn a mediocre company into a great one. We examine the thriftiest in the textile and personal ...
  42. Luxottica Doesn't Strain To Focus

    May 5, 2008
    With its Oakley acquisition last year for $2.1 billion, Luxottica is adding to its already impressive international list ...
  43. Riding High Once Again (RL)

    March 27, 2007
    Is the quality of Polo Ralph Lauren stock as good as the clothes that the company makes? A brief look in Polo Ralph Lauren ...
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