5. V.F.Corporation (VFC), designs and manufactures or sources from independent contractors a variety of apparel and footwear for all age groups with more than 30 brands. The company offers Jeanswear, outdoor wear, packs, footwear and occupational apparel which are sold worldwide through independent licensees and distributors. It acquired Timberland in Sept. 2011.
Of the 22 analysts covering the stock, 54% recommend a buy and 45% suggest a hold. The stock's 12-months average price target is $146.3, which is 8.9% higher than the current market price, as per a Bloomberg consensus.
For 2011 third quarter, the company reported total revenue of $2.75 billion, up by 23% from $2.23 billion. The company announced 16% organic revenue growth to $22.3 million from $19.2 million. Net income for the quarter grew 24% to $300.7 million from $242.8 million in the same quarter prior year. VF declared quarterly cash dividend of 72 cents per share, an increase of 14% from the previous payout, payable Dec. 19 to shareholders of record Dec. 9.The company expects full-year total revenue to rise 22% to 23% and pegs organic revenue growth at approximately 13.5%. The company recently announced the acquisition of full ownership of VF Arvind Brands Private Ltd. from a majority-owned joint venture between VF Corporation and Arvind Ltd. formed in 2006 to market VF brands in India.
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