Ralph Lauren Profile, Biography, About


  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and other designers at the close of New York's Fashion Week on Thursday showed swathes of color as sweeping as the outdoors in collections inspired by America's landscapes and rugged coastlines. Fashion shows now move to London, Paris and Milan.

  • Feb 5- Designer clothing company Ralph Lauren Corp said it expects increased promotions to eat into gross margins, spooking investors who had earlier pushed the stock higher on a strong sales outlook. Ralph Lauren's shares rose as much as 6 percent in early trading on Wednesday but reversed course to trade down 3 percent by midday.

  • Feb 5- Designer clothing company Ralph Lauren Corp forecast a strong finish to its financial year after posting a better-than-expected 10 percent rise in third-quarter profit, sending its shares up 9 percent in premarket trading.

  • *Tableau Software soars after earnings, outlook. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday after a slightly disappointing reading on the private labor market and ahead of data on the services sector.

  • Ralph Lauren profit rises 10 percent Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Feb 5- Designer clothing company Ralph Lauren Corp reported a 10 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by higher sales at its own stores, sending its shares up 8 percent in premarket trading. The company's net income rose to $237 million, or $2.57 per share, from $216 million, or $2.31 per share, a year earlier.

  • INTERVIEW-Lacoste aims to shift upmarket - CEO Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 17- French sportswear maker Lacoste is sacrificing short-term growth to reposition itself at the higher end of the market by cutting shop space and focusing on more expensive items, Chief Executive Jose Louis Duran said on Friday. "Lacoste should not be in constant search of volume," Duran said in an interview at the brand's new Paris headquarters.

  • PARIS, Dec 5- Chanel has acquired its long-time lamb hide provider, the French tannery Bodin-Joyeux, in the latest purchase by a luxury brand of a partner that supplies top quality materials.

  • Nov 13- Sales at Macy's Inc rebounded in the latest quarter, joining signs at other retailers that consumers will spend this holiday season if the price is right. Last week, Gap Inc, Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Inc and J.C. Penney Co Inc reported much stronger sales for October than they had for September and August.

  • Nov 13- Macy's Inc on Wednesday reported a rebound in sales, helped by more promotions, and the U.S. department store chain said business was improving as the holiday season nears. "We have consciously gone after that opening price point business lately and have been very successful there," Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet said on a conference call.

  • *Microsoft touches 12- yr high as CEO search narrows. NEW YORK, Nov 6- The Dow industrials closed at a record high on Wednesday, led by gains in Microsoft Corp and encouraging European economic data, while the S&P 500 also rose but closed shy of its own record.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St mixed on European data, IPOs Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 2:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 6- The Dow and S&P stock indexes rose on Wednesday, bolstered by European economic data, while the Nasdaq fell, led by losses in Tesla Motors and as investors readied for Twitter's much-anticipated IPO. Apple Inc was down 0.5 percent at $519.84, Facebook Inc was down more than 2 percent at $48.98, and Google was down almost 0.5 percent at $1,017.00.

  • *Microsoft touches 12- yr high as CEO search narrows. NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday buoyed by strong economic data from Europe, while investors bought a flurry of new public offerings one day ahead of Twitter's much-anticipated IPO.

  • *Ralph Lauren climbs after earnings, dividend boost. The equity market was also buoyed by a host of initial public offerings, with six new issues expected to start trading Wednesday, a day ahead of the highly anticipated IPO of Twitter Inc. Barracuda Networks Inc shares jumped 27.1 percent to $22.88 early on its first trading day.

  • *Ralph Lauren climbs after earnings, dividend boost. John Williams, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, said Tuesday the Fed should wait for stronger evidence of economic momentum before pulling back on its massive bond-buying program, but should then announce a definitive end to the stimulus.

  • Nov 6- Ralph Lauren Corp on Wednesday raised the low end of its full-year sales forecast on the expectation of strong gains during the holiday quarter, and the designer clothing company increased its dividend. Shares of Ralph Lauren rose 2.2 percent to $175 in premarket trading.

  • Ralph Lauren expect sales gains during holiday quarter Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    Nov 6- Ralph Lauren Corp on Wednesday raised its full-year sales forecast on the expectation of strong gains during the holiday quarter, and raised its dividend. As a result, Ralph Lauren now expect full-year revenue to rise between 5 percent and 7 percent, versus an earlier range of 4 percent to 7 percent.

  • Nov 5- Michael Kors Holdings Ltd reported a higher-than-expected 40 percent jump in quarterly revenue and said it would open about 100 stores in 2014 as demand for luxury goods such as its trendy handbags and watches shows no sign of fading.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- It's a good time to be a stock picker. Some 57 percent of U.S. funds run by active managers are beating their benchmark indexes this year, according to fund-tracker Morningstar.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 230 PM ET Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and a small increase in the jobless rate was due to more workers restarting their job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's re-election bid ( USA- ECONOMY/JOBS, moved, 900 words).

  • UPDATE 2-Ralph Lauren profit beats as sales hold up Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 3:55 PM ET

    Nov 2- Clothing company Ralph Lauren Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Friday as revenue held up despite growing anxiety about luxury sales. Without the impact of store closings in China and the discontinuation of Ralph Lauren's low-priced American Living brand, revenue would have risen 3 percent, the company said.

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