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by Bridget Weishaar

Bulls Say

The shift to more premium products is working, and further innovations could drive revenue and profitability growth.
The overhang caused by high levels of debt has been removed, and the company will now likely explore accretive acquisition opportunities and dividend increases or share repurchases for investors.
Temporary negative macro impacts to the international business have almost cycled through, leaving it with upside in the future. Read more 

Bears Say

The company has already recognized much of the potential for margin expansion and is sitting in its target margin range. Therefore, further upside may be limited.
Retailer consolidation, private-label programs, and stringent inventory management processes may limit sales growth opportunities.
The firm's brands are positioned in the mass-market category, limiting the level of premium pricing that can be supported by the consumer base. Read more 

Management

Hanesbrands' board comprises nine members, eight of whom are independent. Richard Noll has served as chairman since 2009 and CEO since 2006. From 2002 through the spin-off in 2006, Noll was a senior vice president at Sara Lee. Other prior positions   Read more 

Profile

Hanesbrands manufactures basic undergarment and activewear apparel, operating under leading brand names including Hanes, Champion, and Maidenform. Products are marketed   Read more 

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