Investors had been punishing Finish Line Inc.’s shares in pre-market today after the firm reported second-quarter earnings for 2017 that signaled its business remains under pressure. While most of the results were no surprise — the specialty athletic retailer last month pre-announced a negative second quarter — investors sent the firm’s down nearly 9 percent in premarket trading. As of 9:45 a.m. Finish Line shares began to reverse those losses, climbing 0.9 percent, to $9.80.
At a time when many signs point to waning momentum across a once-booming athletic industry — speculation that The Finish Line Inc. is on the cusp of a takeover is getting its second wind. Just weeks after the specialty-athletic retailer adopted a shareholder rights plan or “poison pill,” a note by Susquehanna Financial Group LLLP analyst Sam Poser suggests the firm is primed for a takeover by UK-based Sports Direct International Plc.
Kurt Geiger is on the rise. The multi-brand European shoe retailer today reported a full-year sales gain of 12 percent, to 330 million pounds, or $445 million at current exchange, with comp growth of 11 percent. (The reporting period is the full-year ended January 28, 2017.) Those gains are partly attributable to the Kurt Geiger women’s fashion trainer business, which saw sales advance a solid 48 percent during the year, the company said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".