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Innovations, New Expansion Changing Market Dynamics - Research Report on Fifth & Pacific, Quiksilver, Under Armour, Hanes and

Innovations, New Expansion Changing Market Dynamics - Research Report on Fifth
           & Pacific, Quiksilver, Under Armour, Hanes and Carter's

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 7, 2013

NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Fifth &
Pacific Companies Inc. (NYSE: FNP), Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK), Under Armour
Inc. (NYSE: UA), Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) and Carter's, Inc. (NYSE: CRI).
Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc. Research Report

Jack Spade, Kate's little brother is more than ready to step out of his
sister's shadow as the brand becomes a major focal point and potential growth
driver for Fifth & Pacific. The brand is now poised for broader expansion, as
Fifth & Pacific's CEO William McComb said that Jack Spade 'can be a $100
million men's business with very high margins." The company has invested
heavily in the brand as it moves closer to attaining lifestyle brand status.
The investment has taken the form of store expansions as the brand grew from
three units to 10 stores. Those numbers are also expected to rise as retailers
set its sights on domestic and international markets, notably China, according
to vice president and brand director Cuan Hanly. Driving that growth is demand
for Jack Spade's classic-yet-hip clothing and colorfully accented bags, which
target the "creative class," said Hanly. To elucidate whom that includes, he
pointed to professionals ranging from artists and graphic designers to
architects and journalists. Prices range from $145 to $600, with a sweet spot
that hovers in the $250-to-$300 neighborhood. "We're going for simplicity and
function, that's our design philosophy," Hanly offered. "It's classic,
American men's wear, but we bring color and humor to it." Jack Spade is also
tweaking their website by the end of April in order to include a social feed
component. This new element will add more cohesion to the brand's Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram following. As Hanly added, "It's about engagement. It's
not just about the product." The Full Research Report on Fifth & Pacific
Companies Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/5329_FNP]

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Quiksilver, Inc. Research Report

Quiksilver has appointed Tom Hartage as Global Head of Footwear and Kasey
Mazzone as Global Head of Supply Chain. "We are centralizing key functions and
responsibilities across Quiksilver, Roxy and DC in order to strengthen our
brands, grow sales and drive operational efficiencies," said Andy Mooney,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiksilver, Inc. "Both Tom and Kasey
bring world class expertise to their respective roles, as well as extensive
experience with global brands. These appointments, along with Pierre's new
role and the addition of a Chief Marketing Officer, will make our company more
competitive and are key elements in our evolution from a regional management
structure to a global structure with experienced leaders guiding each key
functional area of the company. Pierre Agnes, President of Quiksilver Europe
assumes the additional role of Global Head of Apparel. The Full Research
Report on Quiksilver, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/d01c_ZQK]

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Under Armour Inc. Research Report

Under Armour's newest global marketing campaign showcases the latest
innovation and defines the brand's vision for the future. The I Will marketing
campaign features Under Armour's iconic I WILL trademark as it brings to life
the passion and determination that drives all athletes and Under Armour's
commitment to engineering innovative products that provide real performance
advantages. Under Armour CEO and Founder Kevin Plank and Chief Operating
Officer Kip Fulks introduced the new campaign and the brand's latest product
innovations with the help of NFL Pro Bowler Arian Foster and former MMA
Champion and Hollywood star Gina Carano. "Ten years ago Under Armour became a
household name when the brand asked athletes everywhere to 'Protect this
House.' The response in the iconic commercial, and throughout the years, has
been the same: I WILL," said Plank. "Today, Under Armour inspires the next
generation of athletes to unleash their inner resolve and our I WILL trademark
confirms our promise to continuously redefine the future of performance
through innovation that will help give athletes an edge." The Full Research
Report on Under Armour Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/4379_UA]

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Hanesbrands Inc. Research Report

Hanes' Innovate-to-Elevate strategy proves to work well as it provides the
company the opportunity to increase its annual operating margin into the range
of 12-14% over time. This strategy has successfully integrated the company's
brand superiority, industry-leading innovations and low-cost supply chain to
provide higher valued products while lowering production costs. The Tagless
apparel platform, Smart Sizes bra platform and ComfortBlend fabric platform
incorporate big-idea innovation to span brands product categories, business
segment, retail and distribution channels and geographies. "Leveraging our
consumer franchise, driving our margin-enhancing Innovate-to-Elevate strategy,
and being good stewards of our cash flow should allow us to substantially
increase earnings per share over time and drive superior shareholder returns
for many years to come," Hanes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A.
Noll said. The Full Research Report on Hanesbrands Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c3e8_HBI]

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Carter's, Inc. Research Report

Carter's, the largest branded marketer in the US for babies and young
children's apparel, has achieved a record level for its sales and earnings in
its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012. "Our results reflect the strength of
our product offerings, our focus on extending the reach of our brands, and the
effectiveness of our growth initiatives," said Michael D. Casey, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer. "We are forecasting good growth in sales and earnings
in 2013, and are planning a higher level of investments to support our growth
strategies in the United States and international markets." Carter's Q4 net
sales reached $6689 million, up 14%, Q4 EPS up 37% while fiscal 2012 net sales
are at $2.4 billion, up 13% and fiscal EPS up at 39%. The Full Research Report
on Carter's, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f42b_CRI]

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