Lululemon Athletica inc.(NASDAQ:LULU) Getting Stomped This Morning After The Company Guided Estimates Lower For The Fourth Quarter

lululemonLululemon Athletica inc.(NASDAQ:LULU) is getting bootstomped this morning after the company guided estimates lower for the fourth quarter. It’s hard to call the news a shock given the recent trends in the business except for the fact that it blamed the miss on traffic and sales in January. How one of the slowest months of the year could be so bad as to justify a warning less than two weeks into the new year is a mystery.


Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) is also blowing up this morning after the company took down estimates for 2013. CEO Daniel Birnbaum called the holiday season “challenging” in the US and said the quarter was disappointing. Expenses were higher than expected and selling prices were lower, the kiss of death combination for super-discretionary products like yoga gear and at home carbonation kits.


Even good companies are getting hit. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(NASDAQ:BBBY) warned last week as did Target Corporation(NYSE:TGT) and Family Dollar Stores, Inc.(NYSE:FDO). Shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc.(NYSE:JCP) also fell last week after the company said it was satisfied with holiday results but provided no further guidance.


Suffice it to say Wall Street is skeptical about retailers ability to hold margins in the face of heavy promotions during the holidays. Between chaotic promotional activity and credit card identification stealing there’s more reason than ever to do your shopping at home.


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Lululemon Athletica Inc. designs and retails athletic clothing. The Company produces fitness pants shorts tops and jackets for yoga dance running and general fitness. Lululemon serves customers throughout the world. 

MARKET CAP

8055044894

SECTOR

Consumer Non-Durables

INDUSTRY

Apparel

You can find a list of ETFs that hold Lululemon Athletica Inc: HERE


SodaStream International Ltd. manufactures home beverage carbonation systems which enable consumers to transform tap water into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. The Company develops manufactures and sells soda makers and exchangeable carbon-dioxide (CO2) cylinders as well as consumables consisting of CO2 refills reusable carbonation bottles and flavors. 

MARKET CAP

1390019868

SECTOR

Consumer Durables

INDUSTRY

Consumer Electronics/Appliances

You can find a list of ETFs that hold SodaStream International Ltd: HERE


Best Buy Co. Inc. retails consumer electronics home office products entertainment software appliances and related services through its retail stores as well as its web site. The Company also retails pre-recorded home entertainment products through retail stores. 

MARKET CAP

Inc.”

SECTOR

13086679639

INDUSTRY

Consumer Services

You can find a list of ETFs that hold Best Buy Co. Inc: HERE 


Target Corporation operates general merchandise discount stores in the United States. The Company’s merchandising operations include general merchandise and food discount stores and a fully integrated online business. Target also offers credit to qualified applicants through its branded proprietary credit cards. 

MARKET CAP

40259460433

SECTOR

Consumer Services

INDUSTRY

Department/Specialty Retail Stores

You can find a list of ETFs that hold Target Corporation: HERE


Family Dollar Stores Inc. is a national discount store chain. The Company operates stores located throughout the United States that offer merchandise that includes consumables home products apparel and accessories seasonal and electronics. 

MARKET CAP

Inc.”

SECTOR

8358190188

INDUSTRY

Consumer Services

You can find a list of ETFs that hold Family Dollar Stores Inc: HERE


J.C. Penney Company Inc. through a subsidiary operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company provides merchandise and services to consumers through department stores catalog departments and the Internet. JCPenney markets primarily family apparel jewelry shoes accessories and home furnishings. 

MARKET CAP

Inc. Holding Company”

SECTOR

3008499057

INDUSTRY

Consumer Services

You can find a list of ETFs that hold J.C. Penney Company Inc: HERE


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