Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) Receives Downgrades from Moody’s – ZQK, LULU, PVH, UA, WRC

Quiksilver, Inc

Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) shares plunge more than 2% after Moody’s Investors Service cut his credit-rating on outlook of its shares to “Stable” from “Positive”, indication to current negative operating trends at the sports outfitter.

The ratings firm declared the firm’s gross margins and operating costs increased over the previous three quarters following being pressured by a gradually more promotional environment in Europe and Australia, which account for further that 40 percent of Quiksilver’s sales.

While the firm should advantage in the coming few quarters from easing cotton prices, Moody’s articulated that the economic challenges will continue to weigh on the business, as will elevated promotional activity.

Shares of Quiksilver, Inc (NYSE:ZQK) opened at $3.78 with 165.93 million outstanding shares and touch its highest price of $3.82 of the day and then traded at $3.82 by scoring +1.33% at time 10:46AM EST, as in the current session stocks gain volume of 35,513.00 shares which is lower than its average volume.

As the owner ship concerns stocks institutional ownership remained 56.35% while insider ownership included 2.63%. The share capital of ZQK has 165.93 million outstanding shares amid them 161.63 million shares have been floated in market.

For investors focus on the performance of the stocks so the ZQK showed weekly ahead performance of +2.72% which was maintained for the month at +14.59%. Correspondingly the positive performance for the quarter was remained +24.01% and if took notice on yearly performance that was 23.61% whereas the year to date performance halted at 4.43%.

As the moving toward the returns measures returns on Investment ratio is significant measure which investor should have in consideration, the ZQK return on investment was recorded as 4.19% as compare to its rivals has Lululemon Athletica inc (NASDAQ:LULU)’s ROI 34.37%, PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH)’s ROI 6.49%, Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA)’s ROI 14.67%, Warnaco Group Inc (NYSE:WRC)’s ROI 5.65%.


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Published by Lisa Ray

Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Purdue University and 3 years of experience in the publishing field.

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