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Retail Stock Analysts “Cautiously Optimistic” on Holiday Retail
Equities analysts at Nomura Securities are expecting a 2.5-3 percent comp holiday sales increase for North American specialty retailers that they track, according to a presentation to investors sent on October 20. “Heading into this holiday...
Retail Oct 21, 2015 Rapaport News
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Conference Board: U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls 9% in July
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index dropped to 90.9 in July from 99.8 in June (1985=100). The Present Situation Index slid to 107.4 from 110.3 in June and the Expectations Index declined sharply to 79.9 from...
Research Jul 29, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
Petra Diamonds Anticipates Lower Revenue for FY 2015
Petra Diamonds Ltd. reiterated its production target of 3.2 million carats for the fiscal year that ends on June 30 and it remains on target to achieve 5 million carats by 2019, according to a market update that was filed...
Mining Jun 12, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Blue Nile Improves Margins, Observes 'Challenges' in the Sector
Blue Nile Inc.'s sales improved 2.6 percent year on year to $106.4 million in the first quarter that ended on April 5. Cost of sales rose 2.2 percent to $86.5 million and profit jumped 10 percent to $1.2 million...
Financial-Legal May 08, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Global Economic Challenges Impact Sales at Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co.'s sales fell 1 percent year on year to $1.3 billion during the fourth quarter that included the Christmas season and ended on January 31. Same-store sales were flat. Measured on a constant-exchange-rate basis,...
Financial-Legal Mar 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Lucara Sets Top Revenue Target at $240M for 2015
Lucara Diamond Corp. anticipates revenue of between $230 million and $240 million from the sale of 400,000 to 420,000 carats of rough diamonds in 2015, according to the company's outlook. Lucara recorded revenue of $180.5 million in 2013,...
Mining Dec 09, 2014 Jeff Miller
Movado's Sales -1%, Profit -4%
The Movado Group reported that sales fell 0.6 percent year on year to $188.6 million in the third quarter that ended on October 31. Cost of sales were reduced slightly, by 0.3 percent, to $88.7 million. Gross...
Financial-Legal Nov 25, 2014 Jeff Miller
Movado Warns of a Miss as Watch Segment Slows
The Movado Group Inc. lowered its outlook following a weak third quarter as the retail watch segment slows. The group added that certain brands, including Movado, did not perform so well in international markets.While...
Financial-Legal Nov 14, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Blue Nile's Revenue +7%, Profit -43% in 3Q
Blue Nile Inc. reported that sales rose 6.9 percent year on year to $105.8 million in the third quarter that ended on September 28. Cost of sales increased 8.3 percent to $86.9 million and income plummeted...
Financial-Legal Oct 30, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Fitch Assigns 'A-' and 'Stable Outlook' to Tiffany & Co.
Fitch Ratings assigned an issuer default rating (IDR) of "A-" to Tiffany & Co., as well as an "A-" to the retailer's senior unsecured facilities and senior unsecured notes. The rating outlook is stable. Fitch explained that this...
Retail Sep 22, 2014 Jeff Miller
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NRF Revises U.S. Retail Growth Slightly Lower for 2014
The National Retail Federation (NRF) lowered its retail sales growth forecast slightly for 2014 to 3.6 percent from a previous prediction of 4.1 percent in large part due to a weak first half. The organization anticipates...
Retail Jul 23, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Gold, Silver Supplies to Rise While Prices Decline in 2014
Press Release: Global gold and silver mine production is set to achieve record highs in 2014; two of the key findings from Metals Focus’ inaugural Gold & Silver Mining Focus report. The project was...
Research May 07, 2014 Metals Focus
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Tiffany & Co.'s FY Revenue +6%, Profit -56% to $181M
Tiffany & Co.'s worldwide sales rose 5 percent year on year to $1.298 billion and same-store sales improved 2 percent for the fourth quarter that ended on January 31. The retailer's cost of sales increased 1.6...
Financial-Legal Mar 21, 2014 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Jewelry Stores Sales +7% to $2B
U.S. jewelry store sales rose 6.9 percent year on year to $2.113 billion in January, according to government data that was released today. The increase was further strengthened by a 1.7 percent decline in the consumer price...
Research Mar 13, 2014 Jeff Miller
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JCPenney's FY Revenue -9%, Loss Tops $1B
J.C. Penney Company Inc. reported that revenue fell 2.6 percent year on year to $3.78 billion for the fourth quarter that included the Christmas season and ended on February 1. However, JCPenney's cost of goods...
Financial-Legal Feb 26, 2014 Jeff Miller
Sterne Agee Raises Outlook, Price Target on Signet
Sterne Agee raised its rating outlook on Signet Jewelers to ''Buy,'' citing potential earnings per share (EPS) in excess of $11 by fiscal year 2017 compared with only $6.35 without the planned merger with Zale...
Financial-Legal Feb 21, 2014 Jeff Miller
JCPenney Anticipates 4Q Same-Store Sales Rose 2%
J. C. Penney Company Inc., which has experienced a 71 percent year-on-year decline in its share price, provided a preliminary sales recap for the fourth quarter. Same-store sales for the months of November and December rose 3.1...
Retail Feb 04, 2014 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Confidence Weakens in October, Expectations Sour
U.S. consumer confidence in October 2013 fell slightly compared with one year ago. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® registered 71.2 points (1985=100) compared with 72.2 points in October 2012. However, the...
Research Oct 30, 2013 Jeff Miller
Factors Influencing India's Economy, Gems Sector
Dr. Suresh Surana, the founder of RSM Astute Consulting Pvt. Ltd., provides an outline of the external factors that are influencing India's economy. Surana discusses the significant weakening of the country's economic growth outlook,...
Polished Markets Oct 02, 2013 Rapaport News
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U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves in September
Consumer confidence in the U.S. rose 13 percent year on year to 79.7 points in September, according to the Conference Board. However, the Consumer Confidence Index® fell slightly from a reading of 81.8 points in August. The Present Situation...
Research Sep 24, 2013 Jeff Miller
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