|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||571.30 - 583.10|
|52-week range||413.20 - 614.90|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||N/A|
|PE ratio (TTM)||37.31|
|Earnings date||12 Feb 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||524.67|
PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) - The chief executive and top shareholder of puffer jacket maker Moncler played down speculation around a takeover by Gucci-owner Kering on Thursday, saying the two firms sometimes talked but that there was no deal in the works. Shares in the Italian label, which has become a luxury industry darling in recent years after a makeover under CEO Remo Ruffini, surged earlier after Bloomberg reported that it had held exploratory discussions with Kering.
PARIS/MILAN, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The chief executive and top shareholder of puffer jacket maker Moncler played down speculation around a takeover by Gucci-owner Kering on Thursday, saying the two firms sometimes talked but that there was no deal in the works. Shares in the Italian label, which has become a luxury industry darling in recent years after a makeover under CEO Remo Ruffini, surged earlier after Bloomberg reported that it had held exploratory discussions with Kering.
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Moncler had a market valuation of about 9.8 billion euros as of Wednesday's close on the Milan Stock Exchange. Kering declined to comment, while Moncler did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - The U.S. threat of tariffs on French goods from handbags to Champagne proved just a glancing blow to giants like LVMH and Kering this week, as investors refused to give up their decade-long love affair with luxury goods. Equity analysts reckon the appeal of companies such as Hermes , whose Birkin handbags sell for $10,000-plus and often have waiting lists, will be undimmed despite attempts to hit their exports as retaliation for European taxation of U.S. digital companies. With a price tag of over 200 billion euros, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior owner LVMH is the biggest stock by market capitalization on the Paris exchange and is worth twice as much as pan-European planemaker Airbus which is also at the centre of the transatlantic trade war.
French stocks were already under pressure after the US proposed $2.4bn of tariffs on French cheese, champagne, and handbags overnight.
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Kering led a luxury goods share rally on Friday after its star fashion label Gucci posted stronger-than-expected sales, demonstrating how some brands have so far managed to counter the hit from protests in Hong Kong. Moncler shares were also rising, up 6% after the Italian puffer jacket maker's third quarter sales beat expectations. The firms joined rivals such as LVMH's Louis Vuitton and Hermes in easing fears of a major hit from months of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong that have caused them to temporarily close shops and which have kept tourists away.
Europe's retail index gained 1.2%, leading gains among major subsectors. The food and beverage sector led losses on Friday, however, after brewer AB InBev provided a cautious outlook and reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings growth, sparked by reduced demand for its beer in Brazil and South Korea. "You have a mechanical effect from that 10% decline in AB InBev, but you can't really generalize.