5WPR Continues Award-Winning 2014 – Yahoo Finance

Revenues declined 24.8% year over year to $201.2 million, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $245 million by 21.8%. Loss per share of $1.04 was also worse than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.29 per share by 96.4%. The results also compared unfavorably with earnings of $0.10 per share in the prior-year period, thanks mainly due to lower sales. Revenues also missed managements expectations due to higher-than-expected sales decline in celebrity fragrances, especially the Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift brands. Gross margin contracted 900 basis points to 40.2% in the quarter due to sluggish top-line growth. The management expects modest improvement in fiscal 2015 earnings. They expect net sales headwinds to continue for the first half of fiscal 2015, resulting primarily from a lower level of product innovation. Downward Estimates Revisions After disappointing results, analysts have slashed their earnings estimates for the company. Zacks Consensus Estimates for the current quarter and the fiscal year now stand at ($0.34) per share and $0.68 per share respectively, down from $0.21 per share and $0.93 per share, 60 days ago. Falling estimates had sent Elizabeth Ardenback to Zacks Rank # 5 (Strong Sell) in May.
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Friendship to hold second annual Cheese Festival – Olean Times Herald: News – Friendship to hold second annual Cheese Festival: News

The festival will offer several contests this year including a cooking contest, a scarecrow contest and a photography contest, said Ms. Hoopes. For the cooking contest, recipes must include cheese, bacon or cheese and bacon. Entries should be delivered to the school by 9 a.m. and winners will be announced later in the day. For the scarecrow contest, sponsored by the Friendship Garden Club, entries should also be brought to the school. The photo contest will award prizes to the best photos of Friendship. Entries should be dropped off at the school early in the day. There will also be a car show on Main Street, organized by Dan Weir. Cars of every make, model and year are welcome to participate and may simply show up and register that day.
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Employing various sheens creates another layer of texture in a space. The Color Trends 2015 collection features four gorgeous color families green, blue, blush and berry. The bold, more saturated hues represent an evolution from the soft pastels that comprised the brands Color Trends 2014. Homeowners are ready to experiment with color and are more confident with making unique design choices for the home, added ONeill. Within each color family in the Color Trends 2015 palette we offer a spectrum of hues to play with and experiment to find whats right for any home. The 23 colors of the Color Trends 2015 palette are highlighted below: Green: Carter Plum CW-355 Benjamin Moore 2015 Color of the Year and Color Trends can only be achieved with Benjamin Moore paints. Offering residential paints for any project, the Benjamin Moore portfolio includes Aura, Aura Bath & Spa, Regal Select, ben, ADVANCE and Grand Entrance. All 3,500 Benjamin Moore colors are available in pint samples at local retailers along with Color Trends 2015 curated palette cards. Benjamin Moore products are exclusively found at the more than 5,000 Benjamin Moore independently owned paint and decorating retailers across the U.S. and Canada.
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Benjamin Moore® Reveals Guilford Green HC-116 as Its 2015 Color of the Year – Yahoo Finance

maker of $1,600 trench coats, said a deteriorating market will hurt profitability this year, the latest among luxury-goods companies to forecast difficulties as Chinese shoppers curb spending. Burberrys warning that second-half wholesale revenue will decline and that it expects slight downward pressure on margins sent the shares down as much as 6.2 percent, the steepest intraday decline in a year. Mulberry Group Plc (MUL) slumped as much as 25 percent today after the British luxury handbag maker said it forecasts full-year earnings significantly below analysts estimates. Fewer Chinese tourists have been shopping in Hong Kong because of pro-democracy protests over the past three weeks, while fighting in Ukraine and the resulting sanctions have depressed Russian spending in Europe . That points to a perfect storm closing in on the luxury-goods industry, Exane BNP Paribas analyst Luca Solca wrote in a note this month. The market does not seem to give much credit to Burberrys sales momentum, possibly due to another year of lack of operating leverage and limited visibility on the timing and magnitude of cost reduction and margin expansion, Thomas Chauvet , an analyst at Citigroup in London , wrote in a note to investors. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg A pedestrian is reflected in the window display of a Burberry store in London. Close A pedestrian is reflected in the window display of a Burberry store in London. Close Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg A pedestrian is reflected in the window display of a Burberry store in London. Burberry shares traded 4.6 percent lower at 1,411 pence at 9:49 a.m. in London, giving the company a market value of 6.3 billion pounds ($10 billion).
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Burberry Sees Tougher Environment Weighing on Margins – Bloomberg

14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Top-rated public relations firm 5WPR continues to enjoy an award winning year, after further success at the PR News’ Agency Elite Awards 2014. The ceremony, held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, saw them pick up awards in the ‘Marketing to Women’ and ‘Marketing to Latinos’ categories, and also receive honorable mentions in the ‘Product Launch’ and ‘Digital/Social Media’ categories. 5WPR received two prestigious ‘Top Campaign of the Year’ awards. For the ‘Marketing to Women’ accolade, it was the firm’s work for Rowenta Beauty which gained success, while for ‘Marketing to Latinos’, their work with IMUSA secured them the top spot. Along with a focus on increasing awareness of Latino-inspired cooking products, the IMUSA campaign also included a partnership with spice brand McCormick, a collaboration which delivered the “Ultimate Hispanic Heritage Cooking Kit.” The success of the campaign was highlighted when IMUSA reported their website traffic figures, yielding the highest ever one-month numbers for online consumer visits. For Rowenta Beauty, the company successfully positioned the brand as a leader in quality hair care, incorporating influencer marketing, media relations and intense digital media campaigns. As Erika Kauffman , 5WPR General Manager and Executive Vice President explains, company growth and client partnerships are critical to this ongoing success: “We continue to grow as an agency and we are honored to be recognized as leaders in the public relations industry. Our great client partners enable us to do top-notch work. This year has seen so many awards from PR Agency of the Year to these most recent awards and we continue to do great work every single day.” Open to PR firms around the world, the PR News’ Agency Elite Awards honor top agencies based on overall performance and campaigns, with the winners setting the benchmarks of excellence in client PR efforts. Each entry is evaluated on creativity, innovation, planning, implementation and results. PR News is an intellectual hub that serves the communications and marketing community of corporations, agencies and nonprofits. The PR News group focuses on honing and growing PR practitioners’ skills in social media, crisis management, digital PR, measurement, employee relations, media training, CSR and writing through its flagship newsletter, webinars, conferences, awards programs, workshops and guidebooks.
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Houston woman leads national breast cancer organization | abc13.com

The Rose – Board Certified Radiologists, specialized technical staff, two Mammography and Diagnostic Imaging Centers plus a fleet of Mobile Mammography vans offer advanced breast cancer screening and diagnostic services including mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies and access to treatment to more than 35,000 women annually. Since its launch in 1986, The Rose has served nearly 500,000 patients and is now the leading nonprofit breast health care organization in southeast Texas. To meet the needs of insured and uninsured women (and sometimes men) in the Houston area and surrounding counties, The Rose depends on revenue from paying customers, grants and donations. You can be a part of the caring community that makes The Rose more than a health care provider. Cured and Company – At Cure & Co. not only will you find your one stop shop for all your needs while undergoing treatment, but you will find a strong support system unlike any other. Through the knowledge we have acquired from our own battles with cancer, we readily share these experiences with you. We are your cheerleaders, mentoring you throughout your journey from the moment that you walk through our doors. Cure and Co. is also a spa.
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