Specialty Retailers Look to New Earnings - Research Report on AutoZone, Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Office Depot, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., and Kirkland's, Inc.
NEW YORK, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST), Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH), and Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
AutoZone, Inc. Research Report
Leading auto parts retailer AutoZone forecasted a 17 percent EPS growth in 2013, and analysts predicted EPS of $27.61 for the year. Q2 2013 ended on February 9 and is scheduled to be released on February 26. At the last trading session, AutoZone rose nine cents to $373.70. With a 52-week high of $399.10, The Street reiterated its buy rating on the stock. They also expect the company's steady growth through new units and commercial programs. The Full Research Report on AutoZone, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/f9d1_AZO]
Costco Wholesale Corporation Research Report
For the first month of 2013, Costco reported net sales of $9.35 billion, with a seven percent increase from the same period in 2012. The company is scheduled to report its Q2 2013 results on March 12. Apart from its 622 warehouses all around the world, Costco plans to add 14 new warehouses prior to the end of the fiscal year. The Full Research Report on Costco Wholesale Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/49bf_COST]
Office Depot, Inc. Research Report
Office supply chains Office Depot and OfficeMax are in discussions for a merger wherein the deal is expected to be structured as a stock-for-stock transaction. Analysts believe that by merging, both companies could cut costs by shedding stores and streamlining operations without having to raise prices. At the close of trading last Friday, Office Depot closed at $4.59, advancing two percent. The company was also in talks to sell the remaining 50 percent of its Mexican unit to Grupo Gigante. The Full Research Report on Office Depot, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/b04e_ODP]
Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. Research Report
Cosmetic retailer Sally Beauty plans to grow its domestic store count by four to five percent annually. Internationally, the company is also leveraged to growth, currently having 672 locations and planning to open 1,500 more over the next five years. Going forward, Sally Beauty is projected to deliver four to six percent same store sales growth with expected EPS growth of 15 percent over the next five years. The company's shares increased 3.25 percent to $27.04 and its quarterly profit rose to $58.9 million, or 32 cents per share. The Full Research Report on Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/3b64_SBH]
Kirkland's, Inc. Research Report
With earnings results that are in line with its previous guidance, home décor retailer Kirkland confirmed its Q4 2012 guidance of 71 cents to 76 cents EPS. January 2013 was strong for most retailers as consumers are regaining confidence. Kirkland's Q4 earnings result will be released on March 14. The Full Research Report on Kirkland's, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/118f_KIRK]
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