• This Dirt Cheap Shoes Maker Has 50% Short Term Upside

    By Adrian Campos - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, WWW

    Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) is suffering from a terrible 52 weeks stock price performance: - 23.6%.

    This stock has also showed some extreme historical volatility. In 2007 the stock reached almost $70. But just some months later, Crocs reached its lowest price level, $0.79 per share.

    More recently, shares plummeted 20% after the latest earnings call. Income came in at $0.40 per share, far away from the lower end more »

  • Boots on the Ground=More Money For You

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SHOO

    If you read financial headlines at all you know Macy's and Wal-Mart took hits after lowering guidance, sending the market down two days in a row. On their conference call, Macy's stressed they were pushing boots aggressively and a good boot season was of utmost importance.

    This is especially important for shoe makers Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK), Steve Madden (NASDAQ: SHOO), and Crox (NASDAQ: CROX), all of whom more »

  • Is Lululemon the Next Crocs?

    By Ted Cooper - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, GPS, LULU

    Investors have a tendency to operate at extremes; instead of acknowledging the positives and negatives of each investment opportunity, they have a habit of viewing stocks as either the best investment of the decade or the stupidest one of the century. Mention the threat of Samsung to an Apple fanatic and you will recognize this bias immediately.

    Unbridled optimism about a stock goes hand-in-hand with quickly-growing companies with popular consumer more »

  • Beat the Taper: Part 1

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, MRK, PSX

    With the Federal Reserve set to start tapering asset purchases in September, it is time to start looking for stocks that offer some protection from the impending market volatility.

    Unlike many market commentators, who recommend buying large companies with strong dividends and a long history of maintaining payouts, I do not believe this is the way to go. Indeed, the last time the Fed announced that it was considering tapering more »

  • Is There Upside for This Footwear Business?

    By Anh HOANG - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, NKE

    Recently, shares of Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) dropped significantly, from $17.30 per share to only around $13.70 per share. The recent decline in its share price was due to the sluggish second quarter earnings results, which were much lower than management’s guidance. At the current trading price, Crocs seems to be quite cheap at only 5.5 times its trailing EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization more »

  • Wolverine Is Fighting to Win

    By Himanshu Poddar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, NKE, WWW

    The consumer goods market has shown good growth as Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW) released its second quarters earnings, making it a company to invest in.

    The revenue of the company shot up by 88% to $588 million over the last year. This might seem like great growth. However, it could not match up to expectations. This is mainly because the company was expected to benefit much more from its more »

  • Do Recent Declines in These Stocks Offer Opportunities for Profit?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, HTS, ISRG

    I like to look for undervalued companies by searching for stocks that have put in the worst performances over the past week or month. However, it is not always that easy, as some companies have further to fall and there's no thesis for a long-term investment. So how do some of the biggest decliners this month stand up to analysis?

    First up, then down 24% this month

    Intuitive Surgical more »

  • Crikey! Crocs Isn’t a Crock

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SKX

    Not too long ago, Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) took the world by storm. Clogs became a household name, and the stock sprinted higher. Unfortunately for Crocs, that kind of momentum is now a distant memory. For example, the stock has depreciated 11% over the past year. And clogs aren’t the hottest thing in footwear anymore. On the surface, it looks like the stock should be avoided at all costs, but more »

  • Take Advantage of This Overreaction

    By Timothy Green - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, NKE

    When shoe maker Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) reported second quarter earnings last week the stock got destroyed, falling 20% on the following day. While revenue grew substantially earnings came in well below analyst estimates, which the company blamed on a colder-than-normal spring season. The stock now trades for around $13.50 per share after approaching $18 earlier this year, and Barron's believes that there is significant upside going forward. I more »

  • Crocs' Turnaround Is Floundering: Time to Look Elsewhere

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, FL, NKE

    Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX), just like its feature product, is a love-hate company. The stock's valuation, compared to the rest of the sector, looks attractive (on a historical basis anyway). The company has tried to reinvent itself by putting new products on the market, but so far, according to the company's most recent results, this strategy is not working.

    The fashion world is fickle and highly competitive, and for more »

  • Are These Shoe Stocks Too Expensive?

    By Ryan Palmer - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, SKX, WWW

    Shoe stocks have been on a tear this year. Shares of Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW) are up 39.7% so far in 2013. Shareholders of Skechers (NYSE: SKX) have seen the value of their investment increase by an even bigger 48.1%.

    Kudos to anyone who rode these stocks to huge gains. That being said, investors in either company would be wise to start questioning whether the stock has more »

  • Will Footwear Industry Be Led By The Smaller Players?

    By Hussain Asghar - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, WWW

    The global footwear industry was worth $185.2 billion at the end of 2011, based on estimates released by Transparency Market Research.

    China, U.S. and India were the largest consumers of footwear, purchasing around 7.2 billion pairs of shoes, representing 41.5 percent of  total market consumption. This industry is highly concentrated, with around 70 percent of the total market share being controlled by the top five players more »

  • Should We Invest in These Three "Outperform" Ratings?

    By Anh HOANG - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, ELY, CROX

    Recently, Barron’s featured Imperial Capital’s three investment ideas, which receive the Outperform rating with nice potential growth. Those three investment ideas are Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX), Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB), and Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY).

    Since the beginning of the year, Cabela’s delivered the sweetest return with a whopping 59.40% gain, handily beating the S&P 500’s return of nearly $18.90%. Crocs and Callaway Golf more »

  • As Whole Foods Enters Detroit, Threat of Over-Expansion Looms

    By Sam Mattera - June 8, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, SBUX, WFM

    It happens. Companies over-expand. It’s far from a death sentence, but it can be painful -- at some point in the future, these corporations are forced to admit that they've invested too much, and must look to downsize.

    In the past, holding the stock of these overzealous companies hasn't been a pleasant experience.

    Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM) has been a tremendous growth stock in recent years. But its more »

  • Two Fad Footwear Stocks to Avoid and One to Buy

    By Leo Sun - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SKX

    Short-term traders love fad stocks. The public’s temporary infatuation with a hot product often causes investors to turn a blind eye to basic stock fundamentals, which often causes big rallies that can translate into big profits for traders. However, long-term investors should be wary of top-heavy fad stocks, which could unexpectedly fall off a cliff once the public tires of a product, or if it becomes commoditized through imitation more »

  • New Products Bring Profits for Skechers

    By Dusan Jovanic - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, NKE, SKX

    Skechers (NYSE: SKX) is recovering from a disastrous fall the company faced in 2011. The fallout in toning shoes brought earnings into negative territory with a 20% drop in revenue. The stock price followed, falling more than 70% in the process. The situation has changed since, and Skechers has done an overhaul. The company turned for the better, with new products and new initiatives. Skechers’ stock price has increased almost more »

  • Why These Footwear Companies Caught a Cold

    By Austin Higgins - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SHOO

    The cooler weather this spring has had an impact on a lot of different industries. This past March was the coldest in the United States since 1996. Many retailers saw a decline in sales as consumers did not want to brave out in to the cold to do any shopping. Footwear companies, in general, suffered as well. Can one soft month have a negative impact on these stocks?

    Steven Madden more »

  • Which of These Companies Fit Your Portfolio the Best?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, NKE, SKX, WWW

    The third quarter of Nike's (NYSE: NKE) fiscal year ended in February, with the company reporting strong numbers for that quarter earlier this month. Revenue grew 9% compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year, in line with the company’s results in the previous six months.

    Nike had been witnessing flat margins, however, and was able to widen those considerably last quarter, with the result being more »

  • Don’t Ignore This Shoemaker

    By Shas Dey - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SHOO

    Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women, and children. The Niwot-based shoemaker manufactures and designs shoes with its patented, closed cell material called “Crocslite”. The company earlier used to be a single-product company, selling mainly injection molded clog style shoes. Now, it sells a wide variety of shoes throughout the world. Its revenue grew from a mere $722 million in 2008 to a more »

  • Is Nike a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, NKE, SKX, WWW

    The third quarter of Nike (NYSE: NKE)’s fiscal year ended in February, with the company reporting strong numbers for that quarter earlier this month. Revenue grew 9% compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year, in line with the company’ results in the previous six months. Nike had been seeing flat margins, however, and was able to widen those considerably last quarter with the result being a more »

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