Lululemon beats on earnings and raises its guidance

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NASDAQ:LULU) was down 0% (0) to $67.22 and showed a volume of 1.88 mln shares. It dived, as 63 investors sold Lululemon Athletica Inc. shares while 85 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes.

Lululemon had projected a profit of 33 cents to 35 cents a share, or 50 cents to 52 cents on an adjusted basis, on $605 million to $615 million in sales with comparable sales increasing in the mid-single digits on a constant dollar basis. The firm owned 301,963 shares of the apparel retailer's stock after selling 12,065 shares during the quarter. Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0.01% invested in Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 20,410 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bank of America raised shares of lululemon athletica from an "underperform" rating to a "buy" rating and upped their price objective for the company from $48.00 to $70.00 in a research note on Monday, August 21st. (NYSE:RMD). Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Llc owns 324 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Comerica Bank now owns 11,264 shares of the apparel retailer's stock valued at $699,000 after purchasing an additional 115 shares in the last quarter. Cibc Markets has 0% invested in Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU). Voya Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 37,337 shares or 0% of the stock. Finally, HS Management Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Lululemon Athletica inc.by 17.9% in the first quarter. (NASDAQ:LULU). Peak6 Investments L P reported 446,585 shares stake. Shell Asset Mgmt has 0.01% invested in Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) or 829,039 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Asset reported 55,271 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Lululemon Athletica inc. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $78,954,000. Goldman Sachs maintained Lululemon Athletica Inc. Schwab Charles Invest accumulated 0.02% or 408,343 shares. The company has market cap of $9.02 billion. The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $66.48. Another trade for 92,840 shares valued at $2.94M was made by Jacoby Rebecca on Wednesday, June 14.

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LULU stock soared 6.3% after the bell Wednesday. It has underperformed by 36.03% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $8.99B company.

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Receive News & Ratings for Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "lululemon athletica Reaches Analyst Target Price" on November 13, 2017, also Streetinsider.com with their article: "Lululemon Athletica Inc. Delivers Black Friday Feast" on December 03, 2017. Canaccord Genuity maintained Lululemon Athletica Inc. The legal version of this article can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/12/06/lululemon-athletica-lulu-issues-quarterly-earnings-results-beats-estimates-by-0-04-eps.html. The apparel retailer reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.04, Briefing.com reports. lululemon athletica had a net margin of 11.68% and a return on equity of 22.51%.

Among 38 analysts covering Lululemon Athletica Inc.

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