Coach (NYSE: COH ) came out this morning and revealed that it had a "challenging" holiday quarter. Despite undeniable weakness in today's numbers, the knee-jerk reaction from the market feels a bit excessive. Coach's headaches seem much more the product of a weak retail environment than evidence of any sort of company deficiency.
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