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Jones Apparel Group (jny) Stock Research

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Company Description: Jones Apparel Group, Inc. is a North American designer and wholesaler of apparel, footwear, and accessories that markets its brands under the Jones New York, Nine West, Kasper, Bandolino, Easy Spirit, Mootsies Tootsies, l.e.i., Evan-Picone, Norton McNaughton, Erika, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Energie, Enzo Angiolini, Joan & David, Sam & Libby, Albert Nipon, Napier, Le Suit, Judith Jack, and Barneys New York brand names, as well as jewelry under the licensed name Givenchy, and footwear under the licensed name Dockers Women. The company also earns revenue from the licensing of its own brand names to manufacturers and distributors worldwide. Jones Apparel Group products are sold through company owned retails stores as well as department stores, specialty stores, and mass merchandisers. Update

Market Research Update

Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

Industry Sub Sector: . Jones Apparel Group is a dominant industry leader due to its personnel, experience and financial strengths. Industry leaders are difficult to compete against, which decreases business and investor risks. The market is quickly expanding. This lowers the threat of direct competition and increases Jones Apparel Group's profits.

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Strategy Analysis Update

Jones Apparel Group possesses significant barriers to entry that slows competitive threats and increases profits. A culture that experiments produces better long term value. Jones Apparel Group's experimentations yield new products and services that outpace competitive threats. Jones Apparel Group's strategy is to continuously improve. This helps to fend against competitive threats and increases shareholder returns.

Strategy: Jones Apparel Group has a narrow focus that serves a particular customer niche with either a unique product or with a low cost advantage over competitors. (read more). Competitive Advantages:

Financial Analysis Update

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