|By PR Newswire||
|January 15, 2014 08:01 AM EST||
NEW YORK, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.
Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), and Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Gap Inc. Research Report
On January 9, 2014, Gap Inc. (Gap) reported its holiday sales report for the November and December 2013 holiday shopping season. The Company reported net sales of $3.68 billion for the nine-week ended January 4, 2014, compared to $3.59 billion for the nine-week ended December 29, 2012. Meanwhile, Gap's comparable sales for December 2013 came in flat against a 5% increase in December 2012. "We delivered solid overall performance across our global brands this holiday season, on top of last year's strong results," said Glenn Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Gap. The Full Research Report on Gap Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
L Brands, Inc. Research Report
On January 9, 2014, L Brands, Inc. (L Brands) reported its December 2013 sales and provided updates on its Q4 FY 2013 earnings guidance. The Company reported net sales of $2.1 billion for the five weeks ended January 4, 2014, compared to net sales of $1.9 billion for the five weeks ended December 29, 2012. The Company also reported a comparable store sales increase of 2% YoY for the said five-week period. The Company informed that it now expects an EPS of c.$1.60 in Q4 FY 2013, compared to its previous forecast range of $1.67 to $1.82, driven by lower than forecasted merchandise margins due to incremental promotional activity. The Full Research Report on L Brands, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Research Report
On January 9, 2014, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (American Eagle) reported sales for nine-week period ended January 4, 2014 along with an update on its Q4 FY 2013 EPS. The Company's net revenue for the nine-week period ended January 4, 2014 decreased 2.4% YoY to $882 million. The Company informed that it expects Q4 FY 2013 EPS to be c.$0.26 per diluted share, on the bottom end of its previous EPS guidance range of $0.26 to $0.30 per diluted share. Robert Hanson, CEO of American Eagle, commented, "Following a solid Thanksgiving weekend, traffic and sales through Christmas week were on the low end of our expectations and the retail environment was highly promotional, pressuring margins and EPS. Our post-Christmas clearance event is meeting our expectations and we expect to end the year with inventories on plan. We are intensely focused on making fundamental improvements to our business as we adapt to a fast-changing retail landscape." The Full Research Report on American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
Nordstrom Inc. Research Report
On January 7, 2014, Nordstrom, Inc. (Nordstrom) announced that it plans to open an approximately 39,000-square-foot, two-level store under Nordstrom Rack, its off-price retail division, at The Shops at SkyView Center in Queens, New York, in fall 2014. "We are excited about the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic retail center within a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of Queens and right off the Long Island Rail Road," said Geevy Thomas, President of Nordstrom Rack. "We look forward to opening next fall and bringing our customers the very best of our brands at great prices." The Company informed that Nordstrom Rack is set to open its first Brooklyn location on Fulton Street in spring 2014 followed by a second location at the Gateway Center in Brooklyn in the fall 2014. The Full Research Report on Nordstrom Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. Research Report
On January 8, 2014, The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. (Children's Place) announced the expansion of its existing franchise agreement with Fawaz A. AlHokair & Co. SJSC. According to the Company, the expansion would include opening a total of approximately 25 stores in Egypt and the Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S. Region) of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan, beginning in mid-2014. Jane Elfers, President and CEO of Children's Place, stated, "After the successful openings of more than 20 stores in Saudi Arabia with Fawaz A. AlHokair & Co. SJSC, we are excited to expand our international footprint with them in Egypt and the C.I.S. Region, where they have a proven track record of successfully launching and operating major international brands." The Full Research Report on Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
- This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned.
- Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Nidhi Vatsal, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below.
- This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public.
- If you wish to have your company covered in more detail by our team, or wish to learn more about our services, please contact us at [email protected].
- For any urgent concerns or inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].
- Are you a public company? Would you like to see similar coverage on your company? Send us a full investors' package to [email protected] for consideration.
Content is researched, written and reviewed on a best-effort basis. This document, article or report is prepared and authored by Equity News Network. An outsourced research services provider represented by Nidhi Vatsal, CFA, has only reviewed the information provided by Equity News Network in this article or report according to the Procedures outlined by Equity News Network. Equity News Network is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the outsourced provider to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be.
NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE
Equity News Network makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness or fitness for a purpose (investment or otherwise), of the information provided in this document. This information is not to be construed as personal financial advice. Readers are encouraged to consult their personal financial advisor before making any decisions to buy, sell or hold any securities mentioned herein.
NO WARRANTY OR LIABILITY ASSUMED
Equity News Network is not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted by Equity News Network whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. Equity News Network expressly disclaims any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Equity News Network does not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice.
CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.
SOURCE Analysts' Corner
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace. Traditional approaches for driving innovation are now woefully inadequate for keeping up with the breadth of disruption and change facin...
Dec. 1, 2015 03:30 AM EST Reads: 524
The revocation of Safe Harbor has radically affected data sovereignty strategy in the cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Jeff Miller, Product Management at Cavirin Systems, discussed how to assess these changes across your own cloud strategy, and how you can mitigate risks previously covered under the agreement.
Dec. 1, 2015 03:00 AM EST
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Dec. 1, 2015 03:00 AM EST Reads: 465
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Dec. 1, 2015 03:00 AM EST Reads: 465
Most of the IoT Gateway scenarios involve collecting data from machines/processing and pushing data upstream to cloud for further analytics. The gateway hardware varies from Raspberry Pi to Industrial PCs. The document states the process of allowing deploying polyglot data pipelining software with the clear notion of supporting immutability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Shashank Jain, a development architect for SAP Labs, discussed the objective, which is to automate the IoT deployment proces...
Dec. 1, 2015 01:15 AM EST Reads: 114
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
Dec. 1, 2015 01:00 AM EST Reads: 434
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company Logz.io. In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
Nov. 30, 2015 10:00 PM EST Reads: 284
Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry – resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. In his general session at 17th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, an IBM Company, broke down what we have to work with, discussed the benefits and pitfalls and how we can best use them ...
Nov. 30, 2015 03:45 PM EST Reads: 105
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
Nov. 30, 2015 03:15 PM EST Reads: 247
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
Nov. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EST Reads: 494
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Nov. 30, 2015 02:00 PM EST Reads: 371
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Su...
Nov. 30, 2015 01:45 PM EST Reads: 436
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
Nov. 30, 2015 01:45 PM EST Reads: 438
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Nov. 30, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 541
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Nov. 30, 2015 12:45 PM EST Reads: 344