VFC : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Conns Attains New High - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Conns' shares crafted a new 52-week high of $58.40 on Jul 12, 2013, before closing at $57.96.
  3. Wolverine Surpassing Its Marks, But Not Cheap

    July 9, 2013
    Wolverine continues to execute well, but the value looks stretched, particular with the Performance group underperforming
  4. 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 ...
  5. Have See-Through Pants Created An Opportunity In Lululemon Shares?

    March 21, 2013
    Even with a significant recall, lululemon's valuation demands high growth.
  6. Is it Time To See Through Lululemon?

    March 20, 2013
    Lululemon has pulled 17% of its women's bottoms due to a quality problem. It turns out that its latest batch of black luon ...
  7. NYSE Stocks, Including Salesforce.com, Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 26, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the market is not looking good. The Nasdaq has fallen 1.1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.6%; and the ...
  8. Lululemon Continues To Deliver High-Priced Performance

    December 7, 2012
    Lululemon is making the right moves, but growth investors are a demanding bunch.
  9. VF and More Big Movers in Consumer Cyclical on November 12, 2 ...

    November 12, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is down 0.1%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has slipped 0.1%. ...
  10. VF and Other Consumer Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 23, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.9%; the S&P 500 has slipped 1.5%; and the Dow is down 1.8%. ...
  11. Stock Market News for October 23, 2012 - Market News

    October 23, 2012
    Benchmarks rebounded from a heavy slump in the final hour of trading and finished with paltry gains on Monday. The Dow and ...
  12. Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and Other Big Movers In Consumer ...

    October 22, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has moved up 0.5%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow is unchanged. The consumer cyclical ...
  13. VF and More Big Movers on the NYSE on October 22, 2012

    October 22, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 0.5%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has remained steady so far today. Also known ...
  14. Honda Motor Co., Ltd Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest Movers ...

    October 22, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 0.3%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2% and the Dow has declined 0.2% after the morning's trading. The consumer ...
  15. China Still A Pebble In Nike's Shoe

    October 1, 2012
    China remains a stumbling block for Nike.
  16. Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including NIKE, Making Big Moves on ...

    September 13, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq is up 0.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1%; and the Dow has increased ...
  17. Should Investors Pay Full Price For PVH?

    August 30, 2012
    PVH is where it needs to be operationally, but Wall Street expectations are getting a little rich.
  18. Biggest NYSE Movers for July 19, 2012

    July 19, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the market is looking good. The Nasdaq has risen 1.1%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.3%; and the ...
  19. Consumer Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on July 19, 2012

    July 19, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 1.1%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  20. A Small Miss Means Little For The Long Term At Wolverine

    July 11, 2012
    Wolverine is about to significantly grow its business, its potential and its risk. When considering the long-term potential ...
  21. NYSE's Biggest Movers for July 10, 2012

    July 10, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq is down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2% and the Dow has risen 0.1%. The NYSE is ...
  22. Columbia's Long Mountain To Climb

    May 24, 2012
    Columbia's profits got hammered by the warm winter this year. However, investors ought to take a second look.
  23. Nike Running Away From Everything

    March 26, 2012
    Nike keeps building upon its strengths.
  24. Skullcandy: Don't Sell It Short

    February 16, 2012
    Skullcandy's short interest is extremely high. Investors shouldn't sell the headphone manufacturer short.
  25. Black Diamond: The New North Face?

    January 9, 2012
    Black Diamond went public in a reverse merger with Gregory Mountain Products. I'll look at why now is a good time to buy.
  26. Ride This ETF's Momentum Into 2012 And Beyond

    December 23, 2011
    The iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETF had a strong 2011 and is likely to carry this momentum into 2012 and beyond.
  27. 7 Stocks To Contemplate Over The Weekend

    October 21, 2011
    Here are seven companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 24.
  28. Liz Claiborne Starts Over

    October 17, 2011
    Liz Claiborne has to sell some crown jewels to stay in the game. It could be an improved company and rebuild it's name, but ...
  29. S&P 500 Winners - Third Quarter Of 2011

    October 5, 2011
    Learn about the five best performing stocks in the S&P 500 during the third quarter of 2011, and details how they did so ...
  30. Nike Asks, “What Slowdown?”

    September 28, 2011
    Nike defies a tough consumer market with a very strong performance in its last quarter.
  31. Expectations Gnaw At Wolverine

    July 13, 2011
    Wolverine disappointed the Street, but shareholders have no reason to fret.
  32. Junes S&P 500 Winners and Losers

    July 5, 2011
    See the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks from June 2011.
  33. Glenn Murphy: Here's How You Fix The Gap

    June 29, 2011
    Gap CEO, Glenn Murphy, is on the right track, but we have a few suggestions on how to fix Gap Inc.
  34. Wooly And T-Dawg Go Gucci

    May 2, 2011
    PPR's acquisition of Volcom follows a familiar pattern of buying once-hot brands.
  35. 2 Stocks With Room To Raise Dividends

    April 13, 2011
    These two decent dividend-paying stocks are more attractive than they may seem on the surface.
  36. 3 Reasons To Get True Religion

    April 11, 2011
    Find out why this stock is poised to test its 52-week high by year's end.
  37. Dividend Stocks Are The New Bonds

    April 4, 2011
    Investors looking for good income from their portfolios are beginning to take a hard look at dividends once again.
  38. High Cotton Or Not, Phillips-Van Heusen Worth A Look

    March 31, 2011
    Phillips-Van Heusen is not dirt-cheap, but it does looks like a compelling balance of quality, growth potential and valuation.
  39. How Far Can Lululemon Stretch?

    March 21, 2011
    Lululemon is an exceptional retailer with a great stock price, but the risk for LULU is that the bigger they are they harder ...
  40. King Cotton Rules Again

    March 10, 2011
    Cotton prices are moving to all-time highs based on fears that supply will fall short of demand in 2011.
  41. Cashing In On Retail Dividends

    November 26, 2010
    Investors looking for income from the retail sector would be wise to take a closer look at these 3 stocks.
  42. Rising Prices In The Underwear Aisle

    November 24, 2010
    By hedging our food and energy consumption with commodities positions, investors can protect against inflationary pressures.
  43. Cherokee's Sustainable Dividend Yield Still High

    September 10, 2010
    A more sustainable dividend closer to $1 would appear more reasonable for Cherokee Inc.
  44. Cash Conversion Cycle Sends Misleading Message

    September 3, 2010
    The cash conversion cycle can be a tricky metric, especially when you dig deeper.
  45. 4 Stocks For The All-Cap Sports Portfolio

    August 16, 2010
    These four sports-related stocks make up the beginnings of a strong sports portfolio.
  46. 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.
  47. Retail's Canadian Expansion

    June 9, 2010
    Canada is a land of opportunity for smart U.S. retailers.
  48. Consumer Discretionary Triple Plays

    May 6, 2010
    S&P 500 companies that beat analyst estimates for EP and revenues and also raised guidance are referred to as triple plays.
  49. Liz Claiborne's Numbers Don't Add Up

    February 26, 2010
    Liz Claiborne CEO Bill McComb was a rising star in 2004. Five years later, he's struggling to turn around his iconic fashion ...
  50. Dick's May Be Due For A Fall

    December 1, 2009
    Dick's Sporting Goods shares are already discounting a further recovery in profits and could be due for a pullback if conditions ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. Mid Cap Stocks That Have Been Left Behind

    May 15, 2009
    Despite the huge market rally over the last two months, there are several mid cap stocks that have not participated. Investors ...
  54. What's New At Jarden

    February 17, 2009
    A look at whether Jarden's stock is still a value trap.
  55. Why You Shouldn't Jump On Columbia's Mountain

    February 10, 2009
    Columbia Sportswear's sales and earnings, as with other apparel companies, are under pressure. Learn why you should avoid ...
  56. Analysts Say The Darndest Things

    September 26, 2008
    We put some recent analyst upgrades and downgrades under the microscope to show that what's said isn't always what's meant.
  57. Don't Sweat Through Your Hanes

    August 7, 2008
    Investors are worried over Hanesbrands' falling revenue, but its cost cutting strategy may yield positive results in the ...
  58. Knowing It’s Going To Rain Is Better Than Guessing

    July 24, 2008
    Weather forecasting is playing an increasingly important role in big business.
  59. Hanes Has The Right Fit

    June 3, 2008
    Hanesbrands has held up despite sagging U.S. retail sales. A move to even cheaper production should boost the bottom line.
  60. Premium Denim Still Has Legs

    March 6, 2008
    It's no big oil, but premium denim is a profitable little business. We examine four companies still doing well with dungarees.
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