• 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Speciality Shoes Took a Decking

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: DECK, NKE, SKX

    The maker of the famous UGG boots, Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK), nosedived 9% last week despite posting better-than-expected EPS. The big news was an $0.85 per-share loss, which happened to be $0.21 less than consensus. 

    But its UGG brand saw sales down 6.9% year-over-year. Deckers relies heavily on its UGG brand, which is not a hot topic given that it's currently the middle of the summer 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 »

  • 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 

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  • Can Running Boost Nike?

    By Vladimir Zernov - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: NKE, SKX, UA

    Running is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. The equipment is relatively cheap: you put on your shoes, your pants, your shirt, and you are ready to go. You can run almost everywhere, all you need is a road of some kind. Running helps people feel good, lose weight, and build a beautiful body.

    No wonder Nike (NYSE: NKE) is serious about running. In the most recent earnings call 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • What You Must Know About Nike

    By Ron Chatterjee - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, DKS, KSWS, NES.DL, NKE, SKX

    In the last 3 months, Nike's (NYSE: NKE) stock price has surged 12.25%. If you are excited by that, you would probably jump at this one. Nike's stock price has appreciated 73.8% in the last 5 years. And that includes the period of the Great Recession (2007-2010) as well. Mark Parker's efforts to improve the company are showing through stock price appreciation.

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  • Add Some Sole to Your Portfolio

    By John Casteele - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, NKE, SKX

    I've always been hard on the shoes that I wear. I can buy cheap shoes and wear the soles out within months, or buy expensive shoes and get almost the same result. When I find a pair of shoes that hold up against everything I put them through I tend to stay pretty loyal to that brand. For the last several years, my shoes of choice have been KangaROOS more »

  • Is Skechers a Buy at its Current Price?

    By Anh HOANG - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, SKX

    Skechers (NYSE: SKX), the lifestyle footwear designer and maker, has been quite a good stock to hold in the past twelve months, as it has gained nearly 75% during that period. Since the beginning of the year, its stock price has also experienced an increase of 17%. Zacks ranks Skechers as a #1 Strong Buy. Should investors follow Zacks into this footwear maker? Let’s find out.

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  • Beat the Market With Buybacks!

    By Adrian Gomez - January 10, 2013 | Tickers: COH, CROX, DECK, SKX, WWW

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    El Toro, a Spanish term meaning The Bull, is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The ride is wild, and not appropriate for those with a heart condition. The same applied to the shares of Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK) during 2012, where, a very good example of the effects of “Over Promising and Under Delivering” was in full display.

    Starting on Jan 3 more »

  • Is This Company A Touchdown or an Interception?

    By Ryan Guenette - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, NKE, SKX, SHOO

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As the new year begins, I would like to pinpoint a global trailblazer in the athletic footwear and apparel industries, Nike (NYSE: NKE).

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    • Solid Revenue Growth: In 2007, Nike reported revenue of $16.33 billion; in more »
  • Running with the Athletic Footwear Giant

    By Alvin Gonzales - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: DECK, NKE, SKX, UA, WWW

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) is set to report its Q2 fiscal year (FY) 2013 earnings on December 20. In Q1 FY 2013, Nike reported revenue of $6.7 billion, which was up 10% year over year (yoy). Excluding changes in currency, revenue was up an impressive 15% yoy. However, Nike’s bottom line did not rise with revenue. In the quarter, net income decreased 12% and diluted EPS decreased 10% yoy more »

  • 5 Worrisome Numbers From This Company's Earnings

    By Chad Henage - November 8, 2012 | Tickers: DECK, SKX, UA, VFC

    When you can come up with five different problems in a company's earnings report, that alone should be reason enough for investors to be skeptical of future results. Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK) used to be one of my favorite investment ideas, because I relied too heavily on analyst projections for future growth. At one point, I saw the stock trading for about half of its expected growth rate and assumed that the company was a bargain. However, the company's results didn't live up to expectations, and I finally wised up and sold the shares. Since that point, Deckers has issued two disappointing earnings reports, and unfortunately for investors the future doesn't look any brighter.

  • Is This Footwear Company a Profitable Wintertime Play?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 12, 2012 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SKX, SHOO, WWW

    Many investment firms thought it would be a good idea to buy Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK), distributor of the UGG brand boots, going into the fall season. Now that we are several months closer to winter is it an even better idea to follow these funds into Deckers?

    UGG is Deckers’ mid to upper-priced comfort brand of luxury sheepskin footwear. The company’s other types of footwear include sports and more »

  • Has The Other Shoe Dropped?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - October 4, 2012 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SKX

    A fad can last longer than you think and it can crash faster than you can imagine. Object lesson, three shoe stocks. Maybe you can already guess: Crocs, Inc (NASDAQ: CROX), Skechers USA Inc (NYSE: SKX) and the most recently downgraded Deckers Outdoors Corp (NASDAQ: DECK).

    Deckers, which makes UGG Australian boots, has fallen from its October 2011 high of $118.90 to just a few percentage points above its more »

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