Strong Upward Pre-Market Activity For Michael Kors Holdings (KORS)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Michael Kors Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • KORS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $243.8 million.
  • KORS traded 112,667 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 7:31 AM.
  • KORS is up 4.5% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on KORS:

Michael Kors Holdings Limited engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and retailing of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Licensing. KORS has a PE ratio of 32.0. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Michael Kors Holdings has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Michael Kors has a market cap of $19.7 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.90 and a short float of 3.4% with 2.56 days to cover. Shares are up 18.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • KORS's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 17.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 59.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • KORS has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 4.07, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and the overall market, MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LTD's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for MICHAEL KORS HOLDINGS LTD is rather high; currently it is at 61.20%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 22.68% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 98.06% to $268.36 million when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 65.01%.

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