2 Top Retail Stocks Lighting Up Trading Screens Before Earnings

Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 70 cents per share, a rise of 11.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 69 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has risen during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $3.40 per share, a rise of 16.4% from last year.

The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 3 cents, reporting net income of 68 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 65 cents per share. Analysts are projecting a rise of 11.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.02 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc. (AMEX:FOH), Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF), Fossil, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL), Piquadro S.p.A. (NYSE:PQ), Liz Claiborne, Inc. (NYSE:LIZ), Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES), Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE:RL), Wet Seal (NASDAQ:WTSLA), and Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD).

Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 82 cents per share, a rise of 20.6% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 83 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 82 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 35.1% versus last year to $1.81.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents, coming in at net income of 12 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 9 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a rise of 35.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $444.4 million.

Competitors to Watch: Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM), Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX), Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ:DECK), Skechers (NYSE:SKX), K-Swiss (NASDAQ:KSWS), Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO), The Timberland Company (NYSE:TBL), LaCrosse Footwear (NASDAQ:BOOT), Phoenix Footwear (AMEX:PXG), Foot Locker (NYSE:FL), The Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) and Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE).

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