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Fossil stock surges 30%

August 7, 2012: 1:46 PM ET

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Fossil shares soared more than 30% Tuesday, leading gains on the S&P 500 (SPX) and Nasdaq (COMP), after the company trounced earnings expectations and impressed investors with its profit forecast for the year.

Fossil (FOSL) reported a second-quarter profit of $57.3 million, or 92 cents per share, up almost 12% from a year ago. And revenue jumped 13% during the quarter.

The biggest sales increase came from Asia, where sales soared more than 27%. The company's acquisition of Skagen watches earlier this year also helped global watch sales spike more than 17% during the quarter.

StockTwits users sound off on the lowered expectations and challenges facing the brand.

ivanhoff: The revenge of the dogs theme continues. Today starring $FOSL and $BSFT. Reduced market expectations into earnings helped a lot.

bigbuddha$FOSL when expectations are unrealistically pessimistic, kick butt happens.

That's possible. Fossil actually revised its forecast lower from its original projection, but investors are heartened by the fact that it's not as bad as Wall Street analysts were predicting.

Fossil's newest earnings-per-share target for the year stands between $5.29 and $5.34, down from $5.30 to $5.40. But analysts had been looking for $5.28 a share, so at least Fossil thinks it will do better than that.

firstadopter: $FOSLcall: overall macro environment hasn't improved. "still rather difficult" "being cautious on the back half of the year"

As a global brand, with significant business in Europe and Asia, it only makes sense for Fossil to be wary.

Competitors including Guess (GES) and Coach (COH) also expressed caution, particularly with regard to Europe.

TraceyRyniec: Don't bet against affordable watches. Fossil has great brands (DKNY, Kors, Emporio Armani) along with Fossil itself. $FOSL

Shares of Michael Kors (KORS) rose 3% Tuesday.

bespokeinvest$FOSL is up 32% today but still only at the price it opened at after its 30% gap down in May.

retail_guruFossil 2Q makes it amply clear that Q1 miss was down to internal goof-ups rather than sudden macro Europe dip as it claimed. $FOSL $RL $PVH

Back in May, Fossil's shares tumbled 37% the day it reported disappointing first-quarter earnings and sales, slashed its outlook for the year and blamed Europe for the general weakness. Despite today's rally, Fossil's stock had yet to fully recover from that slide.

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