Maidenform Brands Inc's quarterly profit topped market estimates for the seventh consecutive quarter on the strength of its wholesale business, sending the intimate apparel maker's shares up 9 percent before the bell.
Women's clothing retailer Dress Barn Inc swung to a second-quarter profit that beat market expectations, and said it was raising its 2010 earnings view based on an estimated mid-single digit increase in same-store sales.
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Italian fashion brands Roberto Cavalli and Salvatore Ferragamo have seen double-digit growth in sales at their own stores in the first two months of the year, signaling improvement in the crisis-hit luxury goods market.
Volcom Inc (VLCM.O) posted a fourth-quarter profit that blew past estimates as lower discounting propped margins and said the company was better poised than competitors as it emerges out of the recession.
Gap Inc posted a 45 percent rise in net income during its holiday quarter, helped by fewer discounts and improved sales in all its divisions, and gave a 2010 profit forecast that beat Wall Street's estimates.
Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc posted a higher fourth-quarter profit, helped by higher sales of its ColorSilk hair color, but said it expects 2010 results to be hurt by a currency devaluation in Venezuela, and its shares fell 5 percent.
Steven Madden Ltd's fourth-quarter profit topped market expectations, as the shoe maker saw margins improve due to higher initial mark-ups and fewer store close-outs, and forecast 2010 earnings above estimates.