• Hold on to This Sportswear Maker

    By Eshna De - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Under Armour (NYSE: UA) has performed impressively in 2013, appreciating 53%. The question that keeps coming up is whether there is room for the stock to run higher or is it time to sell.

    Well, the stock is already trading above its median target price of $71 and a correction might happen in the future. But, investors should not make any hasty decisions; Under Armour is a candidate for the more »

  • Buy Nike. Just Do It.

    By Marie Palumbo - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    It doesn’t matter if you’re an athlete. Odds are that you own athletic apparel from Nike (NYSE: NKE) and probably more than just one t-shirt with the signature swoosh. The world’s second largest producer of athletic gear has one of the most recognized global brands, and is somewhat of an international icon. In fact, Forbes recently crowned Nike as the world’s most valuable sports brand at more »

  • This Stock Can Help Your Portfolio Sprint

    By Ayush Singh - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Unless you've been living under a rock, Nike (NYSE: NKE) needs no introduction. With a wide range of products and prominent brand strength, Nike is regarded as the best sports utility developer and supplier around the world. The company recently released its quarterly results, which showed solid growth in its margins as it beat consensus estimates. 

    But, is Nike a worthy investment? I’ll save my opinion for later more »

  • This Athletic Giant Is Poised for a Bright Future

    By Abir Karmakar - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) is engaged in the design, development, and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services. It is a seller of athletic footwear and athletic apparel worldwide, and operates in approximately 190 countries around the world. This Oregon-based company focuses its product offerings in seven key categories:  Running, basketball, football (soccer), men's training, women's training, Nike sportswear (its sports-inspired products), and action sports more »

  • Nike Needs to Overcome These Hurdles

    By Amal Singh - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) shares have done very well this year by providing a return of 22% to investors. The company's array of brands and presence across various markets have proven to be a big advantage and have helped the company march forward without much difficulty. So it was not surprising when Nike yet again released solid results for its fourth quarter recently, after which the share-price appreciation should continue more »

  • Buy These Athletic Footwear Companies

    By Michael Douglass - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Athletic-wear companies had a strong recovery from the Great Recession, with growing markets like running providing new revenue streams for firms to tap as they appeal to the global consumer. The two biggest athletic footwear companies in the world, Nike (NYSE: NKE) and Adidas (NASDAQOTH: ADDYY), are in a long-term struggle for dominance internationally. Under Armour (NYSE: UA) may be a dark horse contender, given its growth prospects.

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  • The Apparel industry: Looking for expansion opportunities

    By Vanina Egea - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, LULU, NKE

    Companies in the US Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods sector sell their products through multiline retailers and also over the internet. In search for higher margins, apparel brands try to invest in company-owned retail, outlets and online stores. Due to high competition, some also see the international expansion as a growth opportunity channel.

    Looking for a new leader

    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) one of the world's leading suppliers of more »

  • Is This Stock Overpriced?

    By Ayush Singh - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Athletic apparel maker Under Armour (NYSE: UA) has been under the shadows of its superior competitors for quite some time now, but if you take a look at the company’s quarterly results, you can be sure that the company is trying hard to catch up with its rivals. The results have been overwhelming as the company recorded a robust growth in its margins, beating the analysts’ estimates.

    Let’s more »

  • European Vs. American Equities: Valuation Gap

    By Federico Zaldua - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, E, NSRGY

    With economic momentum building in Europe (PMI new orders and real M1 growth are consistent with a GDP growth of 1%, well above consensus) I think its time to start looking towards Europe for opportunities. Besides, more fiscal flexibility in the common currency area and a slightly weaker Euro should also help European corporations in the 2013/2014 period.
    Of course, the US is, from a macro perspective, in much more »
  • Which of These Sportswear Retailers Will Fit Your Portfolio?

    By Tushar Agarwal - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, FL, NKE

    Shoes and clothes need replacement on a consistent basis, even more so for the sportswear segment as these are more subjected to wear and tear. And to top that, kids’ shoes and apparels need the most replacement as kids grow very fast (trust me!) and the older stuff no longer fits their body. So it is clear that the sportswear business has a recurring nature poised to grow in good more »

  • This Stock Should Help Your Portfolio Run

    By ANUP SINGH - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) is one of the best known brands in the world for designing, developing and marketing of sports utility products with operations in more than 160 countries. With a number of brands such as Converse, Hurley International, etc., Nike is certainly a powerhouse.

    What makes Nike really interesting is that it holds a number of NIKE AIR patents that cover specific features in various athletic and leisure shoes more »

  • Popular Brands Deal With a Fickle Chinese Consumer

    By Eileen Rojas - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    The slowdown in China’s economy has been an issue during all of fiscal 2013 for Nike (NYSE: NKE) and other brands. The company’s first quarter saw heavy discounting due to macro economic pressure and competitive pricing from rivals. Without the right network in place, the company was not able to move its excess inventory to its U.S. factory outlet stores, where demand was much stronger. Camilo Lyon more »

  • The Top European Ideas for Your Portfolio

    By Federico Zaldua - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, BT, RYAAY

    Europe is still going through a tough recession. While Germany stays strong thanks to its unparalleled industrial power, countries such as Spain and Italy remain under pressure. That said, investing has a lot to do with expectations. As professor Michael Mauboussin (who is the head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse) used to say in his classes, investment success equals reality minus expectations. And expectations for Europe are, indeed more »

  • This Company Could Be a Good Fit for Your Portfolio

    By Mark Yagalla - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, SKX

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) continues to show why it's the best run shoe company in the world. Its brand is one of the most valuable in the world. Besides shoes, the company also makes apparel and sporting equipment.

    Continues to impress with earnings and repurchases

    Nike's latest earnings report was another great one and was well received by the market and analysts. In the company's fourth quarter, revenue more »

  • Nike's Winning Game on Home Ground

    By Gaurav Basu - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) continues to dominate the biggest sportswear market in the world, the US. For some time now analysts have been wondering if the company would be able to continue its growth trajectory in the US. And, the world’s biggest sporting-goods company has proved it once again that it is still the champion at its home turf. Nike’s recent quarter and annual performance provide ample testimony of more »

  • Attention Investors, Next Stop Lululemon!!!

    By Rashmi Singh - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, LULU, NKE, UA

    Intense competition and stressful lives have led many people to lose their health and well being. As society realizes the ill effects of such lifestyle on overall productivity, a move towards a better and stable work-life balance and the importance of physical fitness has become a top priority in people’s lives.

    The result: A major market for fitness products.

    Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) is one the major players in more »

  • Skechers Is a Bargain.. Buy It!

    By Kaitlyn Tokay - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, SKX

    Skechers (NYSE: SKX), a brand best known for quality footwear for men, women, and children, has seen a stock turnaround since its launch into the performance footwear industry. Recently being named sports footwear brand of the year, and with a share-price increase of 442% from 2012, the company has recovered from the mistakes of years past and looks forward to the future with its performance division.

    Product clean up 

    In more »

  • Where Are The Opportunities After The Big Changes at Lululemon?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, LULU, UA

    Once-hot Canadian clothing retailer Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) has endured a very rough ride over the past couple of years. Earlier this year, things became even worse with the now-infamous botched recall of its too-revealing yoga pants. Unfortunately for Lululemon's shareholders, the bad news continues to roll in: With the unexpected announcement that the company's longstanding CEO would quit in the coming months, Lululemon's stock took another more »

  • This German Retailer Is Sure to Grow

    By Eshna De - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    As football mania engulfs the entire planet with the FIFA World Cup drawing closer, Adidas (NASDAQOTH: ADDYY), as one of the six FIFA partner,s is hogging its share of limelight. However, the German sportswear retailer is not banking on the World Cup alone. It has a solid business model that makes the company a strong contender for long-term growth.

    Nothing succeeds like success

    Adidas has impressed with 8% y-o-y more »

  • This Sportswear Company Is Spreading Its Wings

    By Eshna De - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    What more can one ask of a company that grows its revenue at double digit rates year after year, challenges the who’s who of the industry, and grows its stock price by 900% over a span of just four years?.

    I am talking about Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the company that touched our childhood days with the super hero tees. But, that small company is now a big force more »

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