Steven Madden, Ltd.

  • 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 »

  • Crazy Like A Fox Retail Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: ANF, SHOO, URBN

    Moms only have to wait three more weeks until the dancing in the streets officially commences with the kids finally out of the house. The crazy back to school season is in full swing for retailers, and its importance is second only to the holidays as a make-or-break period for these companies.

    Crazy busy

    One store that was surprisingly busy at the mall last weekend was Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANFmore »)

  • Should You Take a Step Forward With This Footwear Retailer?

    By Mark Lin - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: DSW, FL, SHOO

    If you've ever had your shopping experience ruined by over-enthusiastic sales people, you will definitely enjoy shopping at DSW (NYSE: DSW), where you can shop for footwear and accessories at your own pace. DSW further differentiates itself from other retailers by maintaining consistent prices and extending its sales reach by running shoe departments for other retailers. Unfortunately, the market recognizes DSW’s competitive advantages and has already rewarded it more »

  • Are Ugg Boots Back in Style?

    By Fani Kelesidou - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: DECK, SHOO, WWW

    Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK), the company behind the Ugg brand, was sort of left up the creek last October when its shares reached rock-bottom levels. Everyone assumed that Uggs had gone out of style. But a cold winter, a turn lower in fleece prices, and a couple of analysts' upgrades were enough to jump-start the stock price. Deckers is up by almost 35% year-to-date. Not only that, but last Thursday 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Cold Weather Kept People Away

    By Austin Higgins - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SHOO

    The cool 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 in general suffered as well. Can one soft month have a negative impact on these stocks?

    Steve Madden, Ltd more »

  • Don’t Ignore This Shoemaker

    By Shas Dey - April 15, 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 was founded in 2002 and it manufactures and designs shoes with their 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. Revenue of Crocs grew from a more »

  • Crocs Should See a 50% Gain by December

    By Julian Willis - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SHOO

    If you view the stock price history of Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX), a company with a $1.3 billion market cap, you'll see the share price of the bright-colored, closed-toe clog manufacturer and the S&P 500 moving in opposite directions over the last year, according to Yahoo! Finance.

    Crocs's 52-week change: -19.89%. The S&P 500's 52-week change: +15.05%.

    Within those numbers lies a nearly more »

  • For Deckers, it's Ugg or Bust!

    By Leo Sun - March 3, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SHOO, WWW

    Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK), best known for its Ugg sheepskin boots, has had a rough year. The Goleta, Calif.-based company struggled with rising commodity costs, lower margins and declining sales over the past year, and shares lost half their value as investors fretted over the questionable future popularity of its Ugg boots.

    However, the stock finally caught a break after its fourth quarter earnings topped Wall Street expectations and more »

  • Profiting Sideways, With the Dow at 14k

    By Adem Tahiri - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, EBIX, EPAM, SHOO

    With the stock market near all-time highs, many investors are getting defensive and buying large high yielding stocks in fear of a sell-off. This strategy makes sense, but how can you be sure the market will come to its senses?

    Mr. Market certainly didn’t sell-off in the face of the “fiscal cliff” and with the Fed determined to kill bond yields, this market may just stay sideways for a more »

  • This Undervalued Footwear Company Has Lots Of Growth Ahead

    By Matthew Frankel - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, SHOO

    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NASDAQ: DECK) has been beaten up by Mr. Market over the past year, after an amazing run over the past decade.  One of the great growth stories of the 2000’s, Deckers Outdoor Corp rose from a (split-adjusted) low of just 42 cents per share in 1998 to a peak of $118.90 in late 2011, for a phenomenal rise of 28,200% at the peak.  Since more »

  • Will Winter Be the Only Reason for This Company's Rise?

    By Rhodora Dagatan - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, NKE, SHOO, WWW

    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ: DECK) is a trusted brand of quality footwear, apparel, and accessories that has been powerfully steering the market since 1975. This California-based company is more popularly known by the six famous brands it carries: UGG Australia, Sanuk, Teva, Ahnu, Tsubo, and Mozo. Unlike other shoe companies, Deckers is favored for having a well-rounded portfolio that ranges from durable boots, casual sandals, fun flip-flops, trendy sports shoes 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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    Strengths:

    • Solid Revenue Growth: In 2007, Nike reported revenue of $16.33 billion; in more »
  • Does Your Portfolio Need a New Pair of Shoes?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 13, 2012 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, NKE, SHOO, WWW

    Per a 13G filing this week, Janus Capital Management announced it was upping its stake of the shoemaker Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK). Janus now owns 3.6 million shares after increasing its position by 80%, and holds around 10% of Deckers’ common stock outstanding. Janus Capital Management is part of the publicly owned investment firm Janus Capital Group, and provides various investment strategies that utilize both equities and fixed income more »

  • Heavens To Betsey

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - November 18, 2012 | Tickers: COH, DECK, KORS, NKE, SHOO

    Steven Madden Ltd (NASDAQ: SHOO) was the big beneficiary when famously eccentric fashion designer, Betsey Johnson, declared bankruptcy. Steven Madden received her trademark and licensing rights to most of her merchandise when it paid off Betsey Johnson LLC 's outstanding debt of $50 million in 2010.

    Johnson closed 63 stores in the US in May 2012. When her Betsey Johnson stores were liquidated in NYC, saddened fashionistas braved around-the-block lines more »

  • These Billionaires Need a New Pair of Shoes

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 29, 2012 | Tickers: CROX, DECK, NKE, SHOO, WWW

    Shoe companies Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) and Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK) are down over 20% this week. Both Crocs and Deckers operate in a niche shoe market, consisting primarily of outdoor-focused consumers. Crocs produces unique resin-based shoe wear that offers superior comfort, while Deckers is the maker of the popular UGG boots and Teva sandals.

    However, top funds, including Tiger Global Management, Luxor Capital, Ken Griffin, Steven Cohen (see his entire more »

  • 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 »

  • Why are Hedge Funds Buying this Footwear Company?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 12, 2012 | Tickers: CROX, NKE, SKX, SHOO

    In the financial world, there are many strategies that individual investors can use to analyze their portfolios, though one indicator that is often overlooked is hedge fund sentiment. In almost every case, it’s important to take a look at how the world’s most successful money managers are behaving; it may even help you turn a profit. Empirical studies have shown that fund managers’ top stock picks can beat more »

  • Consider This Sporting Goods Maker for its Strong Sales

    By Daniel James - September 5, 2012 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, SHOO

    Generally I like to invest in companies whose products I use frequently. As I cannot remember the last time I bought a pair of sneakers that wasn’t made by Adidas, I decided to have a closer look at the company’s fundamentals. Adidas AG (NASDAQOTH: ADDYY), based in Germany, the second largest producer of sports goods in the world, engages in the production and marketing of sports footwear more »

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