Shares of Coach Inc, jumped the most within 4 months, with traders saying a retail business news website reported that France’s Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), a luxury products company was interested in purchasing the a handbag maker.
Coach’s turnaround efforts have attracted LVMH as Coach shifted from marketing classic world-class luxury accessories into ready-to-wear merchandise. The rumors were also brought about by Coach’s recent fashion shows as well as products, indicating that the design team of LVMH was appealed. However, both companies tight-lipped on the speculations and current rumors.
Resources cited that although LVMH has manifested an interest towards Coach, it has been uncertain whether it’s a probable acquisition or merely a competitive interest. The latter reason is suspected given the recent developments of Coach and the profiling of LVMH.
Shares of Coach jumped 3.5% at 34.78 dollars on the NYSE on Thursday afternoon, right after rising to as much as 4.6%.
Options volume of Coach was at 37,000 in the United States that was nearly 4.7 times normal by 1.30 p.m. ET based on the data from Trade Alert. Volume on calls, on the other hand, was in 30,000 that were 4 times put options. Coach stock dropped more than 40% this current year through Wednesday.