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*Expects full-year earnings of $3.06/ shr vs est $3.09. July 18- Apparel retailer VF Corp, which owns brands such as Timberland and The North Face, reported a fall in gross margins for the first time in nine quarters and forecast a full-year profit below the analysts' average estimate.
July 18- VF Corp, the owner of brands such as Timberland and The North Face, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales as cold weather in North America drove demand for its higher-margin outdoor and action sports brands.
TORONTO June 12- Lululemon Athletica Inc cut its financial forecasts and warned that second-quarter sales were off to a weak start, sending shares of the struggling yogawear retailer down 15 percent even as it announced a new stock buyback program.
An analyst said he expects VF Corp to continue adding one or two meaningful acquisitions about every other year.
Tuesday's midday movers:
Retail expert Robin Lewis offered what he called a "win-win" solution for two retailers: Amazon should acquire Sears.
NEW YORK, April 16- Still hurting from last year's see-through yoga pants debacle, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped up competition from rival yoga retailers, department stores and hot new brands.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
NEW YORK, March 21- Some of the best fund managers you've never heard of sit in a non-descript office park in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1,200 miles from Wall Street. There, John Bichelmeyer heads the five-member team behind the Buffalo Emerging Opportunities Fund.
Urban Outfitters began its rollout into the red-hot athletic apparel market earlier this month, bringing new competition to Lululemon and Athleta.
Shoppers are visiting fewer stores than they did in the past, increasing the importance of building a loyal customer base.
Following strong performance in cold-weather offerings at VF Corp. and Under Armour, analysts are betting on brands that focus on keeping people warm.
*Major indexes on track for 2nd straight week of gains. A. Bank to buy Eddie Bauer. NEW YORK, Feb 14- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with major indexes notching a second straight week of gains as investors were once again willing to overlook some soft economic data stemming from bad weather.
VF Corporation Chairman, president & CEO Eric Wiseman is "thrilled" with its Q3 performance. He says its outdoors brands drove the strength.
A. Bank to buy Eddie Bauer. NEW YORK, Feb 14- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its first two-week winning streak of the year, as investors were once again willing to overlook some soft economic data stemming from bad weather.
*Euro zone growth edges higher on France, Germany. A. Bank to buy Eddie Bauer. *Investors will also eye the preliminary February Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers at 9:55 a.m..
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