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  1. Don't Pay Up for These Stocks


    Sun, 19 May 2013

    great economies of scale, tends to be a more concentrated industry segment. Some footwear makers are specialists, such as Saucony , or Brooks in running, while others evoke high brand loyalty, such as Nike in basketball, or have competitive advantages

  2. Collective Brands Buyout Announced for $21.75; Company to Split PLG and Payless Business Divisions


    Tue, 1 May 2012

    value estimate. Wolverine Worldwide will acquire the PLG wholesale and retail divisions, which contain the brands Sperry, Saucony , Stride Rite, and Keds as well as over 300 Stride Rite store locations, while the two private equity firms will collectively

  3. Foot Locker's 4Q Strong, Above Estimates, but Shares Are Rich and Sales Comparisons Stiffening


    Fri, 2 Mar 2012

    footwear cycle we've been enjoying post-recession may show signs of slowing from current peaks. Leading running vendor Saucony (division of Collective Brands PSS), for example, recently saw sales rise only by the high single digits, compared with

  4. Collective Brands Turns In Higher Sales and Positive Comps Despite Store Closings


    Wed, 29 Feb 2012

    Payless Shoe Source and wholesale brands including Saucony and Sperry, turned in a messy fourth quarter ..... popularity of Sperry and continued strength at Saucony and Stride Rite. However, Saucony , while still growing, appears to be finally

  5. Collective Brands' Wholesale Continues Growth in Choppy 3Q; Sum-of-Parts Thesis Still Valid


    Tue, 22 Nov 2011

    continues to be the wholesale division, led by the Sperry and Saucony brands, up 27% in sales and 25% in operating earnings for ..... is one third as large as the core Payless domestic segment. Saucony continues to increase its lead in lightweight and minimalist

  6. We Are Expecting Positive Third-Quarter and Holiday Season Trends From Foot Locker


    Wed, 16 Nov 2011

    running trend also has positive implications for the wholesale business of Collective Brands PSS. This firm owns specialty brand Saucony and department store brand Sperry, which has been noticeably more prominent in department stores such as Nordstrom JWN, in

  7. Collective Brands' 2Q Sales Hold Up; Announces Operating Plans, Review of Strategic Alternatives


    Thu, 25 Aug 2011

    channels. The strong quarter was again driven by running brand Saucony and Sperry Top-Sider, with some softness in the smaller ..... positive fashion trend on college campuses this summer, while Saucony continues to benefit from the global running trend, which

  8. Footwear Trend in Running Has Potential for Long Term; Market Ignoring Collective Brands' Saucony


    Fri, 19 Aug 2011

    PSS, which includes running pure-play Saucony , could be benefiting. Recent conference ..... technical running as strong drivers of sales. Saucony is a leader in running shoes and one of ..... on running. Footlocker even mentioned Saucony directly as a strong brand, but our checks

  9. Foot Locker Posts Strong Comps, Earnings: Shares Fairly Valued Following Market Declines


    Fri, 19 Aug 2011

    more than 20%. We believe strength in basketball and running styles again drove sales in this quarter, and vendors such as Saucony (division of Collective Brands PSS), Reebok (division of adidas), and Nike NKE were all strong. Gross margins leveraged

  10. Tough 1Q for Collective Brands Creates Opportunities for Long-Term Investors


    Wed, 25 May 2011

    during the quarter and the PLG retail segment posted a 3% gain, but the strength from the PLG divisions, which includes the Saucony and Sperry brands, was not enough to stop a significant decline in profit and cash flow from the pressures on Payless. We

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