1:10 PM New York – Abercrombie & Fitch tumbled after specialty retailer terminated discussions about a potential deal. Helen of Troy net plunged 69%. Philip Morris lost a legal challenge in Australia.
Tollbooth Index increased 38.09 or 0.3% to 12,080.80.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co
) tumbled 20.6% or $2.50 to $9.66 after the specialty retailer said that it terminated discussions about a potential merger deal.
Helen of Troy Limited
) gained 1.9% or $1.80 to $96.05 after the Bermuda-based consumer products maker said net revenues in the first-quarter ending in May jumped 3.4% from a year ago to $359.6 million.
Net income in the quarter tumbled 68.9% to $5.9 million or 22 cents per diluted share from $19 million or 68 cents in the same quarter last year.
The consumer products maker forecasted fiscal 2018 net sales to increase between 1.5% and 4.1% or in the range of $1.56 billion to $1.60 billion and diluted earnings per share between $4.54 and $4.87.
The company estimated home goods net sales to surge 11% to 13%, health & home net sales to grow in the mid-single digits, net sales in beauty products segment to decline in the mid-single digit and net sales growth in nutritional supplements business may in line with fiscal 2017.
Philip Morris International Inc
) fell 45 cents to $117.90 after the tobacco products maker lost a legal challenge in Australia the company is expected to pay around $50 million in fines.
, the real estate developer plans to price between $20 and $21 per share to sell up to 11 million shares and raise up to $231 million in an initial public offering.