• The End Of The Lululemon Run?

    By Ryan Canady - August 26, 2013 | Tickers: LULU, NKE, UA

    How could someone say anything is wrong with a company that manages to beat earnings estimates quarter after quarter? Such stocks are usually the type that investors profit from over a long enough period of time, but there is something different about Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU).

    The stock has been on a tear for the last few years, coming up from an adjusted close of under $3 per share as more »

  • Fashion Brands Look to Capitalize on Emerging Markets

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: COLM, NKE, RL, UA

    Like so many companies in the consumer goods sector, fashion retailers are attempting to develop international platforms from which to acquire revenue in emerging markets. This has already proven fruitful for many of the early entrants, and now other firms are attempting to join the party in countries like China, India, Brazil and Russia.

    Ralph Lauren is one of the leaders in international expansion

    Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) is like more »

  • Consider These American Companies for International Diversification

    By Bob Ciura - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: XOM, NKE, DOW

    Many financial planners espouse the merits of internationally diversifying your stock holdings. Across the globe, it’s important to not have all your eggs in one geographic basket.

    There are hundreds of international stocks to choose from, but with unfamiliar far-away companies, questionable accounting methods, and hard-to-find financial reports, many investors may be frustrated at the difficulties of suitable international diversification.

    If you count yourself among them, it’s actually more »

  • 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 »

  • 2 Popular Apparel Stocks for Your Portfolio

    By Jaiyant Cavale - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, GPS, NKE

    Apparel companies that are popular across communities and cultures will tend to be more long-lasting and enduring. Any company that has mass appeal and works towards reaching out to customers will also project a positive image in the long run. 

    In this article, I will discuss two apparel companies that are popular across communities and why investing in either of these companies can be a great idea. Nike (NYSE: NKEmore »)

  • Too Much Weight Hard To Handle For Weight Watchers?

    By Ashley Sales - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: NKE, NTRI, WTW

    While investors consider companies, being torn down by the upsurge of tablets and smartphones, they generally tend to concentrate on PC manufacturing companies like, Hewlett-Packard and big box retailers like, Best Buy.

    However, a week ago, Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW), fell prey to the mobile revolution, blaming the ascent of mobile technology as a major contributor to its folding bottom line. The company, eminently noted for its weight loss more »

  • This Retailer Deserves to Trade at a Premium

    By Lee Samaha - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: COLM, NKE, VFC

    Outdoor clothing company VF (NYSE: VFC) is one of the most compelling growth stories in the retail sector. Its mix of brands gives it the diversity to deal with a slowdown in any one segment, and many of its brands are under-penetrated within key growth markets. Here's why it deserves to trade at a premium to the rest of the retail sector.

    VF raises guidance, again

    In its latest 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 »

  • How to Play the Health-Conscious Consumer

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: NKE, NTRI, WTW

    You can play the health-conscious consumer trend in many different ways. Investing in Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) might not be the best option.

    Weight Watchers is facing an uphill battle due to changing industry trends. In short, it’s difficult to compete with free. This doesn’t mean Weight Watchers is down for the count, but it’s going to need one heck of a corner man and pep talk more »

  • A Smartphone-Induced Crash Diet Crushed This Company's Bottom Line

    By Leo Sun - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, MED, NKE, NTRI, WTW | Editor's Choice

    When investors think of companies taken down by the rise of smartphones and tablets, they generally think about PC manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard and big box retailers like Best Buy.

    Yet, last week, Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW) became the latest casualty of the mobile revolution, blaming the rise of mobile tech as a major contributor to its crumbling bottom line. On Aug. 2, the company, best known for its weight 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 »

  • Why LULU is a good pick - long term

    By Fredrik Roaldset - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BEBE, GPS, LULU, NKE, UA

    I stumbled upon Lululemon as I overheard a conversation. What got me interested was how much these people were into the products. Great companies have customers that love them. It seemed to be true for this company. The second question I always ask is: "Is this a short term trend, or will people still love them next year and in 5 years from now?". That's where I started my 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 »

  • Skechers’ Turnaround Is On Track

    By Dusan Jovanic - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: DECK, NKE, SKX

    Skechers (NYSE: SKX) delivered a substantial earnings beat when it reported second-quarter earnings in late July. The company continues to recover from the toning shoes disaster in 2011, which caused a steep fall in its revenue and profitability. The strong recovery is a result of the company’s overall efforts to develop new products and diversify its product line. The changes are evident in Skechers’ top and bottom lines, which 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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