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Movado Group Inc. (MOV) moves on profit picture

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Movado Group Inc. (NYSE: MOV) shares gained 8.5% to $14.93 after the watch manufacturer reported second-quarter profit that topped Wall Street’s expectations. Share volume for the company totaled more than 142,000, nosing out its all-day average of 121,000 shares before noon ET Thursday.

A news release dated Sept. 1, noted that the company, based out of Paramus, N.J., announced net sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 increased 32.6% to $113.2 million, compared to $85.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, driven by growth in every brand category. On a constant dollar basis, net sales increased 25.5% compared to the prior year period.

Gross profit in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 was $60.9 million, or 53.8% of sales, compared to $44.4 million, or 52.0% of sales, in the second quarter last year. The increase in gross margin percentage is primarily the result of leverage gained on certain fixed costs as well as a favorable shift in channel and product mix.

The same release quoted Movado CEO Efraim Grinberg as saying, “We are very pleased with our second quarter and year-to-date performance. Our strategic initiatives coupled with solid execution have continued to benefit our results as we recorded another period of double-digit sales growth while also increasing our profitability.

Grinberg  continued, “While we experienced broad-based sales growth across all of our brand categories, our results continue to be driven by particularly strong performances in Movado and licensed brands both domestically and internationally.”

Movado Group, Inc. designs, sources, and distributes MOVADO®, EBEL®, CONCORD®, ESQ® by Movado, COACH®, TOMMY HILFIGER®, HUGO BOSS®, JUICY COUTURE® and LACOSTE® watches worldwide, and operates Movado company stores in the United States.

MOV moves, S does brisk trade, CN sheds in price

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Movado Group Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained in price 21.99 percent to $15.20 in early afternoon trading Thursday. Volume was 176,688 shares, more than double its normal full-day average volume. The company based in Paramus, N.J., said Thursday that it earned $16.9 million, or 68 cents per share, for the three months ended Oct. 31. That compares with a loss of $20.9 million, or 85 cents per share, a year ago.

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) had great volume leaders Thursday afternoon, dealing in 87,500,069 shares, more-than double its full-day average of 44,845,900. Shares nudged up 4.38 percent to $3.93. Digi International today introduced the industry’s first commercial-grade integrated 4G routers – the Digi Connect WAN 4G and ConnectPort X4 4G. Certified by Sprint and Clearwire, the routers provide next generation, high-speed, low latency connectivity via 4G networks to remote sites, devices and device/sensor networks.

CNinsure Corp. (NasdaqGS: CISG) dropped 21.17 percent early afternoon Thursday to $17.46, on volume of 1,560,720 shares, nearly twice-and-a-half its average daily volume. The Chinese-based CISG is a leading independent insurance intermediary company.