The Laura Ashley headlines may have screamed 70% profits plunge but the news wasn't truly as bad as that. And with a renewed focus on fashion, expansion in India and e-tail growth, it's upbeat, despite big challenges.
Coty Inc reported a surprise quarterly loss as the U.S. beauty products maker spent more on marketing and struggled with higher costs related to its acquisition of Procter & Gamble Co's beauty business.
Estée Lauder Cos stock hit a record high after it forecast stronger full-year profit and sales posted higher-than-expected results as the cosmetics maker sold more products from brands such as M.A.C and Tom Ford.
JD.com Inc, China's second-largest e-commerce firm, posted a wider net loss in the second quarter as marketing costs offset higher-than-forecast revenue growth, sending its shares sharply lower on Monday.
J.C. Penney Co Inc's stock hit a life-low as major store closures and a challenging retail scene drove the embattled department store chain to a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and took a toll on comparable sales.
U.S. cosmetics maker Avon Products Inc, under pressure from activist investor Barington Capital, said CEO Sheri McCoy will step down next year, sending the company's shares sliding 9 percent in premarket trading.