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July 14, 2011 08:53 ET

Analyst Research on Liz Claiborne Inc. and Lululemon Athletica Inc. - Clothing Retailers Pressured to Raise Prices

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Clothing makers are currently being pressured to raise prices amidst higher commodity costs. Specifically, higher cotton prices are increasing the cost of production and are narrowing margins for several retailers. Higher oil prices are also driving the cost of shipping up. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Textile - Apparel Clothing industry.

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High-end retailers should be the least affected if they are compelled to raise prices. Mid-range retailers like Liz Claiborne should also be able to raise prices without seeing significant declines in demand. Low-end retailers which see sales to the most cost-minded customers could be most affected by price increases. Investors looking for free research on Liz Claiborne Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/LIZ1407611.pdf for our new report.

On a positive note, retailers did benefit from same-store sales improving from May to June by 7.2%. Retail-apparel maker, Lululemon Athletica, was among companies posting strong gains during the month. Investors looking for complimentary research on Lululemon Athletica Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/LULU140711.pdf for our new report.

Overall, improved retail sales are a positive, but the effect of commodity costs will have on pricing could threaten margins in the second half of the year. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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