Michael Kors, Pricey Duds Maybe but at $20 Stock Is Cheap
If you’re an investor who’s also fashionable and fabulous, Michael Kors may have something that fits you like a glove.
Known for his stylish sportswear with ultra-luxurious touches, the famed designer is going public – with stock in his company.
After the close on Wednesday, Michael Kors IPO'd issuing 47.2 million shares at $20 with Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs leading the offering. Shares will trade Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker KORS.
Considering other high profile IPOs such as GM and LinkedIn popped initially only to later pull back, you may be inclined to wait. However, Kors could be different – he’s an A-list celebrity whose designs are feted by fashionistas.
Should you pick something up for yourself now or wait for a sale?
Trader Karen Finerman thinks $20 is cheap. “This is an exciting story,” she says. “I’m a buyer. Yes, it’s expensive on current earnings, but this a growth story. I’d think it would be a high teens multiple. I’m looking for the stock to trade up to the mid-to high $20’s.”
Dana Telsey, the CEO & Chief Research Officer at Telsey Advisory Group agrees.
She tells us there hasn’t been a company in the retail sector which has this kind of growth potential, in quite some time. “Awareness of Michael Kors came in 2004, so it’s still very new,” she says. (Kors is one of the judges on the popular TV show Project Runway which debuted that year.)
“I’m looking for the stock to go to $26-$28 then pause as the numbers catch up,” says Telsey.
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