Moody's Investors Service assigned A3 ratings to V.F. Corporation's proposed senior unsecured Euro notes. The stable outlook reflects Moody's expectation that the company will maintain its strong position in the global apparel industry and sustain longer term positive trends in revenue growth while continuing to generate healthy operating margins.
On quarterly conference calls last week, executives at both retailers and vendors said the ultimate impact of the tariff war isn’t clearly known, especially if the fourth tranche on $300 billion of imports that hit apparel and footwear items becomes effective. But most reassured analysts they’re taking or have taken steps to mitigate most of the expected damage. Comments from VF Corp, Deckers Brands, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Target, Hibbett Sports, TJX Cos. and Ross Stores.