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Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), Guess' Inc. (NYSE: GES), Trinity Industries Inc. (NYSE: TRN), Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LVNTA) and Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/6146-100free.
Viacom, Inc. Research Reports
On August 26, 2014, Viacom, Inc. (Viacom) reported that its subsidiary Paramount Pictures Corporation, in association with Hasbro, Inc., will release the Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD version of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' on September 30, 2014. According to the Company, the four-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack of Transformers, will feature an in-depth interview with Michael Bay, Director of the film, and will also include 3 hours of bonus content covering the making of the movie. According to the Company, the film will be available in Digital HD two weeks prior, on September 16, 2014. The full research reports on Viacom are available to download free of charge at:
Guess' Inc. Research Reports
On August 27, 2014, Guess' Inc. (Guess') reported its Q2 FY 2015 earnings (period ended August 2, 2014). Net revenue came in at $608.6 million, down 4.8% YoY. The Company's comparable stores sales including e-commerce sites decreased 5.4% YoY. Net earnings attributable to Guess' shareholders was reported at $22.0 million or $0.26 per diluted share compared with $39.9 million or $0.47 per diluted share in Q2 FY 2014. Paul Marciano, CEO, commented, "Overall second quarter earnings were consistent with our expectations but were short of our operational goals due to a soft environment in North America, where traffic and promotional activity have continued to put our brick and mortar stores under pressure. However, we are encouraged by our North American e-commerce business which grew by almost 50% in the second quarter." For Q3 FY 2015, Guess expects net revenues to range from $590 million to $600 million with diluted EPS to vary between $0.15 and $0.20. The Company updated its guidance for full year FY 2015, and it now expects net revenue to range from $2.44 billion to $2.48 billion and diluted EPS to be within $1.05 to $1.20. On the same day, Guess also announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.225 per share on its common stock, payable on September 26, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 10, 2014. The full research reports on Guess' are available to download free of charge at:
Trinity Industries Inc. Research Reports
On August 28, 2014, Trinity Industries Inc. (Trinity) stock declined 1.48%, compared to its previous day's close of $48.73. After opening at $48.35, the stock oscillated in a range of $47.12 -$48.44. Shares of Trinity underperformed the S&P 500 index, which ended the session 0.17% lower at 1,996.74. The stock was trading below its 50-day moving average of $48.05, which was above the stock's 200-day moving average of $47.88. The full research reports on Trinity are available to download free of charge at:
Liberty Interactive Corporation Research Reports
On August 28, 2014, Liberty Interactive Corporation (Liberty Interactive) announced that it has completed the spin-off of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(TripAdvisor Holdings), a subsidiary of its company Liberty Ventures Group (Liberty Ventures). The Company stated that as a result of this transaction, Liberty Interactive and TripAdvisor Holdings are now separate publicly traded companies. The full research reports on Liberty Interactive are available to download free of charge at:
Chico's FAS Inc. Research Reports
On August 27, 2014, Chico's FAS Inc. (Chico's) announced its Q2 FY 2014 earnings (period ended August 2, 2014). Total net sales for the quarter came in at $671.1 million, up 3.3% YoY, led by Chico's/Soma Intimates brand which accounted for 64.3% of the total net sales as compared to 63.8% in Q2 FY 2013. Gross margin was 52.4%, a 240 basis point decline from Q2 FY 2013, primarily reflecting increased promotional activity in fiscal 2014 to sell through seasonal merchandise. Net income was $30.1 million or $0.20 per diluted share compared to $43.6 million or $0.27 per diluted share in Q2 FY 2013. As of August 2, 2014, the Company reported total net selling square footage (SSF) of 3,655,112 worldwide versus SSF of 3,596,960 as of May 3, 2014. The full research reports on Chico's are available to download free of charge at:
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