The American cosmetics retailer announced increased sales and diluted earnings per share for the third quarter on Thursday, beating analysts’ expectations and sending shares in the company up 8% in the extended session.
Luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co, which is being bought by France's LVMH, missed market expectations for quarterly profit and sales on Thursday, hit by lower spending by foreign tourists in the United States and Hong Kong.
The chief executive and top shareholder of Moncler played down speculation around a takeover by Gucci-owner Kering on Thursday, saying the two firms sometimes talked but that there was no deal in the works.
Joules saw higher H1 sales despite facing the same issues as its peers in tough September. But its sales have picked up in the past two months, even without heavy markdowns, and e-tail and international are strong.
The U.S. threat of tariffs on French goods from handbags to Champagne proved just a glancing blow to giants like LVMH and Kering this week, as investors refused to give up their decade-long love affair with luxury goods.
The owner of Donna Karan and DKNY announced a 5.2% increase in sales for the third quarter on Wednesday, a lower than expected increase, which combined with the company’s lowered full-year guidance, sent shares tumbling.
As luxury giants continue to snap up the world’s top brands, could the latest move be Kering preparing to buy Moncler? It could be if news reports are to be believed, although neither company has commented.
Aquascutum’s Chinese owner is the subject of a potential lawsuit over unpaid invoices, as fears over a liquidity crisis persist. A Portuguese fabrics firm called Calvelex is expected to take it to court this week.
Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo struggled in November in its domestic Japanese market with the retail giant seeing a 5.5% comparable sales fall and 5.8% drop in total. Both figures included its online operations.