Welcome!

News Feed Item

Earnings Releases, Receipt of Required Permit, CSR Programs - Research Reports on Signet, Abercrombie & Fitch, Las Vegas Sands, Best Buy and Lowe's

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

NEW YORK, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) and Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/6145-100free.

--
Signet Jewelers Limited Research Reports
On August 28, 2014, Signet Jewelers Limited (Signet) announced its Q2 FY 2015 financial results (period ended August 2, 2014), which included 65 days of performance of the Zale division commencing May 30, 2014. The net sales for the quarter surged to $1.2 billion, up 39.3% YoY led by the addition of Zale division, which added $247.5 million of sales. Signet's same store sales increased 4.8%, and organic same store sales increased 6.3%. The net income for the quarter came in at $58.0 million, down 13.9% YoY and diluted EPS was $0.72, down 14.3% YoY. As of August 2, 2014, the Company operated a total of 3,589 stores, which comprised of 1,487 Sterling Jewelers division stores, 1,609 Zale division stores and 493 UK division stores. For Q3 FY 2015, the Company expects same store sales to range from 2.0% to 4.0% and expects EPS for FY 2015 to vary from $4.47 to $4.71. The full research reports on Signet are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Sep-02-2014/SIG/report.pdf

--
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Research Reports
On August 28, 2014, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. reported its Q2 FY 2014 financial results (period ended August 2, 2014). The net sales for the quarter came in at $890.6 million, down 5.8% YoY. Comparable sales by brand, including direct-to-consumer, decreased 1% for Abercrombie & Fitch, decreased 6% for abercrombie kids and decreased 10% for Hollister Co. The net income for Q2 FY 2014 was $12.9 million, up 13.3% YoY, and diluted EPS was $0.17, up 21.4% YoY. The Company expects diluted EPS for FY 2014 to be in the range of $2.15 to $2.35 and looks forward to open a total of 14 full-price international stores during the year, comprising of 8 Hollister stores and 5 Abercrombie & Fitch stores. The full research reports on Abercrombie & Fitch are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Sep-02-2014/ANF/report.pdf

--
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Research Reports
On August 26, 2014, Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced that it has obtained the required government permit to resume construction on the $2.7 billion Parisian Macao. According to the Company, as the work on Parisian Macao progresses additional permits will be required but the present approval facilitates work on the critical podium structure to restart immediately. The full research reports on Las Vegas Sands are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Sep-02-2014/LVS/report.pdf

--
Best Buy Co., Inc. Research Reports
On August 26, 2014, Best Buy Co., Inc. (Best Buy) announced its Q2 FY 2015 financial results (period ended August 2, 2014). The revenue for the quarter was $9.3 billion, up 4.2% YoY. Best Buy's domestic revenue was $7.6 billion, down 2.4% YoY, led by a comparable sales decline of 2.0% and a revenue decline of $20 million due less favorable economics of the new credit card agreement. On the other hand, the domestic online revenue came in at $581 million and comparable online sales increased 22.0%, driven by substantially improved inventory, higher average order value and increased traffic. The net earnings attributable to the Company's shareholders were $266 million, up 82.2% YoY, and diluted EPS of $0.77, up 83.3% YoY. The full research reports on Best Buy are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Sep-02-2014/BBY/report.pdf

--
Lowe's Companies Inc. Research Reports
On August 28, 2014, Lowe's Companies Inc. (Lowe's) reported that it has donated $500,000 grant to The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to support students attending publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). According to the Company, the grant will aid graduating seniors in need of financial support to finish their final course requirements at TMCF's 47 member-schools. Lowe's in partnership with TMCF has provided scholarships for over 140 students in the past four years, and with the aforementioned grant the Company's total contribution to TMCF has reached nearly $ 1million. Joan Higginbotham, Lowe's Director of Community Relations said, "In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, we're honored to provide the critical assistance students need to reach the finish line and graduate." The full research reports on Lowe's are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Sep-02-2014/LOW/report.pdf

--
About Analysts Review
We do things differently. Our goal is to provide the best content to our exclusive membership. We are constantly hiring researchers, writers, editors and analysts to add to our team and become better than yesterday. If being a part of a fast growing community with an edge in today's market sounds interesting to you, then sign-up today and experience the full benefits of membership.


===============
EDITOR'S NOTES:
===============

1. This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned.

2. Information in this release is produced on a best efforts basis by Rohit Tuli, a CFA charterholder. The content is then further fact checked and reviewed by an outsourced research provider. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below.

3. 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.

4. 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 pubco [at] http://www.analystsreview.com.

5. For any urgent concerns or inquiries, please contact us at compliance [at] http://www.analystsreview.com.

6. Are you a public company? Would you like to see similar coverage on your company? Send us a full investors' package to research [at] http://www.analystsreview.com for consideration.

COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE
Content is researched, written and reviewed on a best-effort basis. This document, article or report is prepared and authored by Analysts Review, represented by Rohit Tuli, CFA. An outsourced research services provider has only reviewed the information provided by Analysts Review in this article or report according to the procedures outlined by Analysts Review. Analysts Review 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
Analysts Review 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
Analysts Review 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 Analysts Review whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. Analysts Review expressly disclaims any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Analysts Review 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 Review

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera MyS...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – includin...
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bradley Holt, a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services, discussed...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
"We are the public cloud providers. We are currently providing 50% of the resources they need for doing e-commerce business in China and we are hosting about 60% of mobile gaming in China," explained Yi Zheng, CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.