Rising Discounts, Promotions Predict Reduced Guidance
Within our universe of nearly 300 names, our email intelligence identified several brands relying on record setting promotions and discount to drive traffic both online and in stores. Compared with prior years, total promotional volume, total steep discounts, total significant discounts were all at least 100-200% higher than year ago levels.
Our systems alert investors to these situations which have often signaled dramatically reduced guidance.
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