Toll Brothers Lifts Outlook 😎

And, Lululemon's sudden leader exit.

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Toll Brothers Lifts Outlook 😎

Despite posting mixed financial results on Tuesday, Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) ticked up 1.18% in after-hours trading due to positive comments from the CEO.

Financials: Toll Brothers reported earnings of $3.38 per share in the past quarter, which was lower than expected. But the revenue of $2.84 billion was better than expected.

Quote: “Demand for new homes continues to be driven by a resilient economy, favorable demographics and a lack of supply that reflects both the chronic underproduction of housing in the U.S. and the historically low levels of resale inventory caused by the lock-in effect of higher rates.” - CEO Douglas C. Yearley, Jr.

Outlook: The company expects to deliver 10,400 to 10,800 homes this year.

Stock Price: Toll Brothers is up 29% in 2024, including a 14% increase in the last 30 days.

Final Thoughts: These results show that the luxury home market in the U.S. is going strong.

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Notable Earnings Today: Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA), Target (NYSE: TGT), TJX (NYSE: TJX), Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW), Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI), Dorian LPG (NYSE: LPG), VF Corp (NYSE: VFC), Petco Health and Wellness (Nasdaq: WOOF), Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM), Dycom (NYSE: DY), Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS), LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), Sociedad Quimica y Minera (NYSE: SQM), Agora (Nasdaq: API), Arbe Robotics (Nasdaq: ARBE), Brady (NYSE: BRC), e.l.f. Beauty (NYSE: ELF), EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), GDS Holdings (Nasdaq: GDS), Golden Ocean Group (Nasdaq: GOGL), Kingsoft Cloud (Nasdaq: KC), Photronics (Nasdaq: PLAB), Star Bulk Carriers (Nasdaq: SBLK), Vipshop Holdings (NYSE: VIPS), WalkMe (Nasdaq: WKME), Zuora (NYSE: ZUO).

Notable IPOs Today: Kayne Anderson BDC, Inc. (NYSE: KBDC).

Notable Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns Ending Today: Audicus (Wefunder).

Notable Economic Events Today: Existing Home Sales (10:00 a.m. ET), Crude Oil Inventories (10:30 a.m. ET), FOMC Meeting Minutes (2:00 p.m. ET).

Lululemon's Sudden Leader Exit

Shares of Lululemon Athletica (Nasdaq: LULU) fell 3.50% in after-hours trading on Tuesday due to the sudden departure of a key leader.

Details: Sun Choe, the chief product officer, resigned and will leave the company later this month to pursue another opportunity.

Quote: “We are grateful for Sun’s many contributions to the company over the past seven years, and she leaves us as a stronger, product-led organization with dynamic leaders ready to take us forward.” - CEO Calvin McDonald.

Stock Price: Lululemon is down 36% this year.

Final Thoughts: It’s been a tough year for retail stocks, especially Lululemon.

Urban Outfitters Sees “Robust” Demand

Urban Outfitters (Nasdaq: URBN) jumped 56.55% in after-hours trading on Tuesday after reporting good financial results.

Financials: Urban Outfitters reported earnings of 69 cents per share in the past quarter and revenue of $1.2 billion; Both were better than expected.

Quote: “Customer demand remains robust for our spring and summer fashion, which bodes well for continued sales growth in Q2.” - CEO Richard A. Hayne.

Final Thoughts: Urban Outfitters is up 15% this year and is bucking the negative trend among retail stocks.

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