Under Armour

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Will This Old Stock Profit from a Makeover?

    By Marie Palumbo - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: PG, SNE, UA

    Procter and Gamble is a household name. It’s been that way for decades. Along with providing everything from toothpaste to laundry detergent across the globe, Procter and Gamble delivers a healthy dividend 3% and consistent growth for investors. But Procter and Gamble is attempting a new strategy in 2013.

    Chasing trends and new media types, P&G is shifting one-third of its marketing budget into digital advertising. Let’s 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • The Market Dislikes These Stocks--Should You?

    By Nick Pugleasa - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ARCO, PRLB, UA

    Should a large amount short interest condemn an investment? I do not believe so, and actually want to caution you to avoid automatically disqualifying a stock like that--some could be great opportunities for long term investors.

    Finding the Stocks that Deserve Love

    When you are investing against the shorts, who do you want to have on your side? Well, management would be nice. When I see a heavily shorted stock 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 »

  • What's Driving Sales for This Retailer

    By Gayatri Sharma - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: COLM, UA, WWW

    Last quarter, the extended cold weather, stronger DTC sales, and the Omni Freeze Zero launch helped Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ: COLM) beat the estimates. The company has reported a 5% increase in sales, and its EPS of $0.35 significantly outpaced the consensus estimates of $0.14. Operating margin has improved and inventory is down by 11.3%. Extended duration of cold weather has helped the company clear excess inventory. The 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 »

  • Buy These Athletic Footwear Companies

    By Michael Douglass - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Athletic-wear companies had a strong recovery from the Great Recession, with growing markets like running providing new revenue streams for firms to tap as they appeal to the global consumer. The two biggest athletic footwear companies in the world, Nike (NYSE: NKE) and Adidas (NASDAQOTH: ADDYY), are in a long-term struggle for dominance internationally. Under Armour (NYSE: UA) may be a dark horse contender, given its growth prospects.

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  • Is This Stock Overpriced?

    By Ayush Singh - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Athletic apparel maker Under Armour (NYSE: UA) has been under the shadows of its superior competitors for quite some time now, but if you take a look at the company’s quarterly results, you can be sure that the company is trying hard to catch up with its rivals. The results have been overwhelming as the company recorded a robust growth in its margins, beating the analysts’ estimates.

    Let’s more »

  • After a Blowout Quarter, This Apparel Company Is Still a Buy

    By Matthew Frankel - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, NKE, UA

    Having been a fan of Under Armour (NYSE: UA) as both a company and an investment for some time now, I was beaming with joy when the company just recently reported a blowout quarter during which it beat nearly every expectation set by the analysts following the company. However, with shares up by about 12% since before the announcement, it is only natural to consider getting out of a position more »

  • You Can Run Far With This Stock

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: LULU, NKE, UA | Editor's Choice

    It’s not often that a chart will be used in an introduction, but in this case, it’s important. Below are three-year performances for Nike (NYSE: NKE), Under Armour (NYSE: UA), and Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU). When you look at this chart, you might ask yourself why you would consider investing in Nike over Under Armour and Lululemon, but it’s important to keep in mind that investing should more »

  • This Stock Should Help Your Portfolio Run

    By ANUP SINGH - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) is one of the best known brands in the world for designing, developing and marketing of sports utility products with operations in more than 160 countries. With a number of brands such as Converse, Hurley International, etc., Nike is certainly a powerhouse.

    What makes Nike really interesting is that it holds a number of NIKE AIR patents that cover specific features in various athletic and leisure shoes 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 »

  • Waiting for Nike's China Growth Story

    By Sarfaraz Khan - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: DECK, NKE, UA

    The world’s leading sports goods company Nike (NYSE: NKE) recently released quarterly results that topped analysts’ estimates. But the company is now expecting a decline in China in the next two quarters, and it has lowered its annual revenue and income estimates. Nike’s strengths come from good revenue and income growth, reasonable fundamentals and a stock that has outperformed the S&P 500 this year. But its current more »

  • Popular Brands Deal With a Fickle Chinese Consumer

    By Eileen Rojas - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: ADDYY, NKE, UA

    The slowdown in China’s economy has been an issue during all of fiscal 2013 for Nike (NYSE: NKE) and other brands. The company’s first quarter saw heavy discounting due to macro economic pressure and competitive pricing from rivals. Without the right network in place, the company was not able to move its excess inventory to its U.S. factory outlet stores, where demand was much stronger. Camilo Lyon more »

  • These 3 Companies are Staking a Claim in the Wearable Technology Market

    By Michael Gregg - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, UA

    A few days ago, Intel's new CEO Brian Krzanich talked about the company's desire to expand into wearable technology.  While doing so, he predicted that the wearable tech market will be "10 times bigger in magnitude" than the current smartphone and tablet market. That's a bold statement, but even if we take the conservative approach and predict that wearable tech will be equally as big as the more »

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