Perry Ellis International Inc. led all components of the WWD Global Stock Tracker today as shares of the company gained on a report of a possible sale of the firm.
Shares finished the day at $20.73, up 7.9 percent. The Deal said that the Miami-based sportswear firm might be being prepared for a sale by the Feldenkreis family, which holds about one-sixth of its common shares.
Activist investors Legion Partners last month took a 6 percent stake in the firm and said it was in discussions with management about improving its balance sheet and taking other steps, such as separating the roles of chairman and chief executive officer, both of which are currently held by George Feldenkreis. Oscar Feldenkreis, George’s son, is vice chairman, president and chief operating officer. Calls seeking comment from the firm weren’t returned.
The WWD tracker gained ground for the second consecutive day after five straight sessions with declines, ending at 97.69, up 0.4 percent, from its 97.33 close on Tuesday.
Among other leaders on the Tracker were American Apparel Inc., up 7.3 percent to 92 cents; Anta Sports Products Ltd., up 5.2 percent to 14.24 Hong Kong dollars, or $1.84 at current exchange; Ann Inc., up 3.6 percent to $38.04, and Lululemon Athletica Inc. and Tumi Holdings Inc., both of which rose 3.3 percent, to $39.97 and $22.25, respectively.
Shares of Ralph Lauren Corp. rose 0.2 percent to $156.88 after the New York-based company reported a decline in first-quarter net income of 10.5 percent, less than Wall Street analysts, on average, had expected.
Among the firms monitored by WWD losing the most ground were Express Inc., down 4 percent to $14.84; Yoox.com, down 3.6 percent to 17.45 euros, or $23.42; Pandora A/S, down 3.1 percent to 375.50 Danish kroner, or $67.60, Safilo Group SpA, down 3 percent to 14.98 euros, or $20.11, and Debenhams Plc and Hugo Boss AG, both of which were off 2 percent. Debenhams closed at 66 pence, or $1.11, while Boss concluded the session at 103.10 euros, or $138.38.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty