Brown Shoe (NYSE:BWS) Announces Quarter Profit Plunges 28% – SPLS, ODP, OMX, SBH, BWS

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (NYSE:BWS) announced on Tuesday that its fiscal Q3 earnings plunged 28 percent from a year-earlier quarter that included asset-sale increases, though the footwear retailer benefited from better revenue and stronger margins.

Shares were increased 7.7 percent at $16.95 in current trading as earnings beat anticipations and Brown Shoe increased its guidance for the year. The stock is increase 90 percent current year following drop in 2011.

For the year, the firm surged its per-share earnings anticipates to $1.06 to $1.10 from its previous expects for 85 cents to 95 cents and affirmed its revenue view.

Sales at Brown Shoe’s fashion extensive division surged 5.2 percent. Excluding brands the firm has exited, the growth was 3.3 percent.

Moving readers toward the broader market, let’s consider percentage change in stocks prices of other stocks in the similar sector who contribute major role in the market that includes Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) lost -3.85%, Office Depot Inc (NYSE:ODP) edged down -0.67%, OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE:OMX) which also increased +0.21% and Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) closed down -0.82%.

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (NYSE:BWS) stock’s trade at beginning with a price of $16.92 and throughout the trading session climbed at a high of $16.96 other than when day-trade ended the stock finally advanced 6.86% to $16.82.

The stock is going forward its 52 week low with +130.09% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -0.36%. BWS last month stock price volatility remained 3.28%.

BWS stock institutional ownership remained 81.65% while insider ownership included 0.92%. In its share capital BWS has 42.87 million outstanding shares among them 41.66 million shares have been floated in market exchange.

Company’s beta coefficient included 1.93. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.

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