Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, luxury handbag maker Coach has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Coach, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
New York, N.Y. (1941)
Apparel, accessories, and luxury goods
Chairman/CEO Lew Frankfort (will step down in January 2014)
President/COO Jerry Stritzke
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$928.5 million / $22.6 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 3,120 members who have rated Coach believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Still a very powerful brand in retail, plenty of international appeal and transformation into lifestyle brand should give it a longer lifespan. Change in management is a big question mark as Lew Frankfort is a major reason for the company's success to date and [chief creative director Reed Krakoff] leaving is also concerning. However [Stuart Vevers] should bring plenty of experience and a fresh set of eyes. The stock today isn't assuming much growth at all. Plenty of room to run.
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