NEW YORK, August 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/5938-100free.
Lowe's Companies Inc. Research Reports
On August 20, 2014, Lowe's Companies Inc. (Lowe's) reported its Q2 FY 2014 financial results (period ended August 1, 2014). For the quarter the Company recorded net earnings worth $1.0 billion, up 10.4% YoY and the net sales surged to $16.6 billion as compared to $15.7 billion in Q2 FY 2013. The Company repurchased $1.1 billion of shares under the share buyback program and paid $183 million in dividend to the shareholders in Q2 FY 2014. Diluted EPS reported for the quarter was $1.04 as compared to $0.88 diluted EPS in Q2 FY 2013. For FY 2014, Lowe's expects total sales growth of c.4.5% and plans to open around 10 home improvement and 5 hardware stores. Diluted EPS is forecasted to be c.$2.63 for FY 2014. The full research reports on Lowe's are available to download free of charge at:
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Research Reports
On August 20, 2014, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) reported its financial results for Q2 FY 2014 (period ended August 2, 2014). The Company's net revenue for the quarter stood at $710.6 million, down 2.3% YoY and diluted EPS was recorded at $0.03 as against the diluted EPS of $0.10 in Q2 FY 2013. The Comparable sales for the quarter declined 7%. During Q2 FY 2014, AEO opened 20 new stores and ended the quarter with a total of 84 licensed stores in 13 countries. The Company expects Q3 FY 2014 EPS to range between $0.17 and $0.19 (excluding potential asset impairment and restructuring charges). The full research reports on AEO are available to download free of charge at:
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Research Reports
On August 20, 2014, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Hain Celestial) reported its Q4 FY 2014 and FY 2014 results (period ended June 30, 2014). The net sales for the quarter were $583.8 million, up 26.0% YoY and for FY 2014 the sales were recorded as $2.2 billion, up 24.2% YoY. In terms of regional contribution, the US contributed 59.0% to the net sales in FY 2014 followed by UK with 29.6% contribution. Hain Celestial's diluted EPS for the quarter was recorded at $0.70 and the same for FY 2014 was $2.80 per share. For FY 2015, the Company expects the net sales to range from $2.7 billion to $2.8 billion and the diluted EPS is forecasted to vary between $3.72 and $3.90. The full research reports on Hain Celestial are available to download free of charge at:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Research Reports
On August 14, 2014, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCPenney) announced its financial results for Q2 FY 2014 (period ended August 2, 2014). The net sales for the quarter were reported as $2.8 billion, up 5.1% YoY, while the comparable store sales increased 6.0% as compared to a 11.5% decline in Q2 FY 2013. The loss per share has narrowed to $0.56 from a loss of $2.66 in Q2 FY 2013. For Q3 FY 2014, JCPenney expects comparable store sales to increase to mid-single digits and for the FY 2014, the Company anticipates capital expenditures to be c.$250 million. The full research reports on JCPenney are available to download free of charge at:
Staples, Inc. Research Reports
On August 20, 2014, Staples, Inc. (Staples) announced its Q2 FY 2014 results (period ended August 2, 2014). The net sales for the quarter were $5.2 billion, down 1.8% YoY. According to Staples, Q2 FY 2014 total sales growth reflected a negative impact of c.1% due to foreign exchange fluctuations and of c.2% due to closed stores during last year. The diluted EPS was reported as $0.13 as compared to $0.16 in Q2 FY 2013. The Company provided guidance for Q3 2014, wherein it expects diluted non-GAAP EPS to range from $0.34 to $0.39. For FY 2014, the Company expects total pre-tax restructuring and other related charges to vary from $230 million to $310 million. The full research reports on Staples are available to download free of charge at:
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