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Canaccord Genuity Cuts PT on Columbia Sportswear (COLM) After Q4 Warning

January 18, 2013 8:32 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Canaccord Genuity cut its price target on Hold-rated Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ: COLM) from $50 to $48 after the negative Q4 pre- announcement.

The firm comments, "The company is now anticipating Q4 sales to be down 5%, from +1.5% previously, with further gross margin compression. As such, we are lowering our Q4 EPS estimate to $1.11 from $1.27. While we have been cautious on the stock
due to heightened levels of markdown at retail, sell-through was clearly worse than we had expected. Given the late arrival of winter weather, we believe outerwear inventory will carry over into 1H13 and likely compress gross margins further."

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Shares of Columbia Sportswear closed at $50.80 yesterday.




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