L Brands


  • Jan 20- Apparel retailer Express Inc said it ended talks to be bought by private equity firm Sycamore Partners, its largest shareholder, due to unavailability of financing. Shares of Express, which was once a division of L Brands Inc, were down nearly 13 percent at $12.60 in premarket trading. Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital took Express private in 2007 and...

  • Parents furious over Play-Doh's retail blunder Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    A box of Hasbro's Play-Doh is shown at a Target store in Rosemont, Ill.

    Click through to see some of retail's biggest gaffes over the years.

  • 'Tis the season... for retail winners, losers Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    People shop in Manhattan Mall on the morning of November 28, 2014 in New York City.

    Experts Liz Dunn and Joseph Feldman named their retail winners and losers of the holiday season, with Macy's and Best Buy taking top honors.

  • Early Movers: H, GLW, HTZ, KRFT, LNKD & more Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    Companies making headlines before the bell Thursday.

  • US retailers curb holiday borrowing, avoid inventory glut Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    "We are just not seeing huge borrowings by anyone," said Irene Marks, managing director of retail finance at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, which committed $11 billion in loans to retailers this year. GE Capital's senior managing director of retail finance Tim Tobin estimated that the percentage of credit used by retailers they had loaned to was on par or below the...

  • Better act fast: Deadlines loom for online orders Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    To receive your online orders in time for Christmas, most retailers' standard delivery order deadlines are Friday.

  • Victoria's Secret, an angel on analysts' lists Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Victoria's Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima (R) walk the runway during finale of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earls Court Exhibition Centre on Dec. 2, 2014, in London.

    The past two holiday seasons have been a little less than merry for Victoria's Secret and parent L Brands. But this year could be different.

  • L Brands' big bet on angels  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    The parent company of Victoria's Secret is impressing Wall Street with its growth strategy, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • *Expects 2015 profit of $3.00- $3.15/ share vs $2.94 last year. *Posts fourth-quarter profit of $1/ share vs estimates of $1.07. The company's printwear business sells plain T-shirts, fleece, and sport shirts mainly to wholesale distributors and screen printers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

  • Mario Draghi is all over the place on ECB action Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi speaks at a news conference during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington, Oct. 11, 2014.

    European stocks weakened and the euro shot higher as the ECB chief implied any initiative to purchase sovereign debt isn't imminent.

  • Dec 4- Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc forecast a loss for the current quarter as it cuts prices in its printwear business to attract more orders from retailers. The company, whose rivals include Hanesbrands Inc and L Brands Inc, forecast a loss of 30 cents per share for the first quarter ending Jan. 4. Net income rose to $122.7 million, or $1 per share, in...

  • Early Movers: SHLD, LB, EXPR, ARO, TWX & more Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • The holiday windows lighting up New York City Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    A holiday window display at Macy's flagship store in New York.

    Over the past few weeks, retailers have lifted the curtain on their extravagant holiday window displays.

  • Winners and losers of Black Friday's deal parade Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 3:09 PM ET
    A woman looks for information at Macy's Herald Square after the store opened its doors at 8 pm Thanksgiving day on November 28, 2013 in New York City.

    Crowds flocked to Wal-Mart, Target and Toys R Us locations around the U.S. to snatch up doorbuster deals.

  • Retail better prepared this Black Friday: Analyst Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    A customer shops for TV deals on Black Friday at Kmart in Griffith Indiana.

    Retailers are more primed this year to capture Black Friday dollars than in shopping seasons past, Dana Telsey said.

  • Cramer: Should we fear the fear index? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    Jim Cramer goes off the charts with technician Mark Sebastian to find out why the CBOE VIX is high, and if investors should be concerned.

  • Cramer: Adios, Fed rally market! Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    2014 Ford F-150 trucks are prepared to come off the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant June 13, 2014, in Dearborn, Michigan.

    Hallelujah! The market has finally rallied off of something besides the Fed. Jim Cramer dives into what is stirring up good news.

  • Cramer Remix: This industry isn't dead yet! Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    A big positive sign in this once left-for-dead sector has turned Cramer's attention to a handful of stocks that could go higher.

  • Cramer speculates: Is the mall really dead? Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:40 PM ET
    Pedestrians carrying shopping bags walk past a Victoria's Secret store in New York.

    Will Black Friday even make a dent at the mall this year? Jim Cramer has a stock up his sleeve that could run ahead of the rest of them.

  • Cramer: Check your attitude at the door, Dan Loeb Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:22 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb

    Jim Cramer is disgusted with the tactics taken by this hedge fund activist.