Foot Locker, Inc.

  • These 2 Companies Make For A Great Fit

    By Mark Yagalla - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: FL, JCP, M, FINL

    When Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) and Macy's (NYSE: M) announced last year that they were teaming up, some were skeptical as to how quickly the Finish Line stores could get rolled out into select Macy's locations. Well things are going better than expected for both companies. Currently, Macy's has about 100 Finish Line stores within a Macy's and plans to have a total of 450 by more »

  • J.C. Penney Isn't Worth the Risk

    By Sam Mattera - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, FL, JCP

    I invested in J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) back in March, reasoning that the selloff was overdone, and that shares presented an interesting risk/reward opportunity.

    I finally relented and sold my stake early last week. Rumors about a declining business, combined with an unprecedented level of management dysfunction, make the stock too difficult to hold.

    J.C. Penney’s declining business

    With Ron Johnson booted from his role as more »

  • Help Protect Your Portfolio With the Right Shoe Company

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BWS, FL, NKE

    Investing in shoes is a surefire way to help protect your portfolio in the event of a recession. The following shoe companies all appear to be in for growth in the coming years. With the upcoming back-to-school buying season still weeks away, now could be your time to get in before prices potentially rise leading up to the shopping season. 

    Foot Locker (NYSE: FL), Nike (NYSE: NKE), and Brown Shoe 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 »

  • These Specialty Retailers Have Proven Their Worth

    By Bob Ciura - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, FOSL | Editor's Choice

    The resilience of the American consumer is truly a thing to marvel. With the unemployment rate still stubbornly high, the ongoing sequester, and the payroll tax hike, you’d think the consumer in the United States would be down for the count.

    Quite the contrary: in fact, although this month’s retail sales unexpectedly declined, it’s been an overall solid year for retail sales. And, when you consider that more »

  • Should You Follow Ron Baron’s Money?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, FINL

    On July 8, 2013, Ron Baron appeared on CNBC and predicted that the Dow will reach 30,000 in 10 years and 60,000 in 20 years. This is simply based on a compounded rate of 7% annual growth. He also stated, “Companies have almost doubled their earnings in the past 13 years while stock prices have only increased 25 percent.” While this might be true, it has become frighteningly 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 »

  • Waiting for the Season to Start

    By Chad Henage - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, NKE, UA

    If investors are waiting for better results from Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), they may have a few months to go. This company’s results have been fairly impressive given the breadth of competition from companies like Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) and Amazon.com. While the growth from companies like Nike (NYSE: NKE) and Under Armour (NYSE: UA) may help Dick’s move forward, the company needs to improve more »

  • What Sporting Retailer Is a Good Buy Now?

    By Anh HOANG - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, DKS, FL

    Shareholders of Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB) must be quite happy, as its stock has lately experienced a great gain, from around $5.70 per share in March 2009 to nearly $68.20 per share at the time of writing.

    Since the beginning of the year, Cabela’s has gained 63.30%, much more than the S&P 500’s return of only 17.80%. Billionaire Ken Fisher and Vanguard Group more »

  • Sears is a Sinking Ship

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: FL, NKE, SHLD

    Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) is being targeted in a $100 million class action lawsuit on behalf of about 260 Hometown dealers throughout Canada.

    In the lawsuit, Sears is accused of breaching its "legal obligations by depriving dealers of the realistic opportunity to earn a living wage and make a reasonable profit from their store businesses."

    This casts a dark shadow on the company and can do a lot of damage more »

  • More Downside Likely Ahead for Lululemon

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: FL, LULU, NKE

    Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) is once again facing a legal battle due to the recall of its see-through black Luon yoga pants.

    The new filing from major U.S. law firm Morgan & Morgan was announced on July 5, and alleges that Lululemon didn't fully disclose several shortcomings that led to an inflated share price. The lawsuit is on behalf of people who bought shares of Lululemon between March 21 more »

  • How to Make Money From Running Shoes

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, FL, FINL

    Back in 2005, just before Gillette was acquired by Procter & Gamble, Warren Buffett said that he just loves to wake up in the morning knowing there were millions of men out there using Gillette's disposable shaving razors, each and every day. Needless to say, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) owned $600 million worth of Gillette's shares prior to the acquisition. Buffett has made a bundle for Berkshire more »

  • This Specialty Retailer Is an Underdog

    By Eshna De - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, FINL

    If there is one stock that has been conserving its energy, it is Foot Locker (NYSE: FL). The specialty retailer has around 3,321 stores in some of the best malls in the Western world. Despite posting impressive sales and earnings gains over the past many quarters, the company's stock has not performed commensurately. Throughout this year it has added around 12.94% to its stock price, well behind more »

  • A Review of the Sports Apparel Market

    By patricio kehoe - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, NKE

    The sports gear market has had no problem recovering from the crisis. Demand for athletic apparel has surged in the US but concerns have been raised about Asia’s sluggish demand and especially China’s sales drop that have affected most of the companies in this peer group. Let’s take a look at Nike (NYSE: NKE), Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) and Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS).

    Nike: solid more »

  • 3 Firms with Unjustified Sell-offs

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: AXLL, FL, LULU

    Buying shares of a company after a major sell-off can often net you a tidy profit -- assuming, of course, that the sell-off was an overreaction. Knowing if the company actually lost investors' interest for no good reason is difficult, however. In taking a close look at firms, you can often see where things went wrong and how the share prices might improve.  Let's take a look to see whether more »

  • These Small Stocks Are Both Value And Income Plays

    By Bob Ciura - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: BOBE, FL, MW

    Stocks that trade for attractive valuations are getting harder to find in today’s market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 are teetering near all-time highs. Moreover, the Federal Reserve’s easy monetary policy of low interest rates has helped push up asset prices across the board.

    Put it all together, and you’d think that finding reasonably valued stocks is hard to do. You’d more »

  • Lululemon CEO Resignation Raises Questions

    By Phillip Woolgar - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: FL, LULU, LLL, JWN

    Is yoga just a trend in North America, or does it have as much staying power as it has had in Eastern nations? That's a question Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) CEO Christine Day likely asked herself as she announced her resignation on June 10.

    Maybe Christine senses that this yoga hype is about as long-lasting as Pilates or Tae Bo; remember those?  She provided little explanation for her resignation more »

  • This Shoe Retailer Is an Interesting Opportunity

    By Anh HOANG - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, FINL

    Since the beginning of the year, Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) has gained around 8.8%, lagging the S&P 500 return of more than 15%. Recently, author Jack Hough featured this stock in Barron’s, arguing that it has a potential upside of around 25%. Is it a good buy at its current price?

    Consistent improvements

    Foot Locker, incorporated in 1989, is the shoes and apparel retail operator of more more »

  • In Athletic Footwear, the Biggest Is Still the Best Investment

    By Matthew Frankel - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: FL, NKE, UA

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) has been the undisputed leader in athletic footwear for some time now and is several times larger than its nearest competitor. Despite all of its success, the company is still managing to grow at a very impressive rate. I thought of Nike as a mature company for most of my adult lifetime, as I would suspect many others do, but a look at their revenue growth from more »

  • 2 Financially Strong Retailers To Buy Now

    By Joseph Harry - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: FL, ROST, FINL

    Is the U.S. retail industry healing? Opinions vary. Statistics provided by the International Council of Shopping Centers, or ICSC, claimed that April retail sales rose 2.7% year-over-year, while the National Retail Federation (NRF) found that sales increased 4.6% year-over-year in that same time period. NRF CEO Matt Shay opined that:

    “The slow road to recovery is turning into a sprint as retailers experienced a nice bounce more »

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