17 Total Quotes

Alan Rifkin Quotes

People are increasingly concerned, given what Wal-Mart said, that higher gas prices are going to hurt the spending power of the consumer.
Alan Rifkin
#Hurt

clearly a positive step in the right direction, and it showed that Circuit City store renovation and relocation strategy is moving in the right direction.
Alan Rifkin
#Direction

AutoZone's retail market for auto parts is already quite mature. So it's really difficult to improve business in that segment,
Alan Rifkin
#Business

While we believe Home Depot is one of the finest names in retailing, we continue to reiterate our cautious outlook on the shares, given the company's vulnerability to a potential slowdown in the housing environment,
Alan Rifkin
#Home

While we were impressed with the long-term initiatives to drive top-line sales and control costs, we sensed a more conservative outlook from management. As such, we take a more cautious view to reflect the broad-based consumer slowdown that has impacted retailers as a whole,
Alan Rifkin
#Control

We admire Home Depot's solid execution and productivity, ... We continue to have a more positive view on the macroeconomic environment over the next six to 12 months.
Alan Rifkin
#Environment

We admire Home Depot's solid execution and productivity. We continue to have a more positive view on the macroeconomic environment over the next six to 12 months.
Alan Rifkin
#Environment

If you look at the four hurricanes last year, which had combined insured losses of $23 billion, both Home Depot and Lowe's benefited by about 100 basis points on their same-store sales,
Alan Rifkin
#Home

While we were impressed with the long-term initiatives to drive top-line sales and control costs, we sensed a more conservative outlook from management. As such, we take a more cautious view to reflect the broad-based consumer slowdown that has impacted retailers as a whole.
Alan Rifkin
#Control

While we believe Home Depot is one of the finest names in retailing, we continue to reiterate our cautious outlook on the shares, given the company's vulnerability to a potential slowdown in the housing environment.
Alan Rifkin
#Home

AutoZone's retail market for auto parts is already quite mature. So it's really difficult to improve business in that segment.
Alan Rifkin
#Business

We remain very positive on the home improvement sector and Home Depot's prospects, particularly given current valuation levels. Home Depot shares are currently trading in line with the five-year historic low forward price-to-earnings ratio, based on consensus estimates.
Alan Rifkin
#Home

I think people on the street were a little surprised that we weren't given full warning. Gift cards are increasing in importance and we think this season will represent 16 percent of sales.
Alan Rifkin
#People

Despite limited console availability, we believe that Xbox 360 boosted comp growth as traffic trends benefited from the excitement generated by the new product. Enhanced TV sales were also strong during December and January, which also aided same-store sales.
Alan Rifkin
#Excitement

We are accustomed to seeing troubled companies pruning their staff and letting people go, but Best Buy is really hitting on all cylinders.
Alan Rifkin
#People

At expense of margins, we believe Pier 1 continues to rely on heavy promotions to drive sales. March results seem to have improved, but we await greater signs of improvement.
Alan Rifkin
#Sales

Given the demographics of the targeted Pier 1 consumer, we believe higher gas prices could limit spending levels and further impact comparable sales.
Alan Rifkin
#Believe