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Experts See LULU Stock Holding Its Ground
Analyzing the Prospects of Nike’s Geographic Segments
Most of Nike’s (NKE) incremental revenue was recorded in its North America market, Nike’s largest geographical segment.
Lululemon: The Outliers Affecting LULU’s Stock Price Movement
On June 11, Lululemon Athletica (LULU) filed a shelf prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC).
LULU Faces Wall Street Pessimism after Issuing Weak Guidance
Lululemon Athletica warned of a slowdown for the next quarter and the coming year. As a result, a host of brokerage companies reacted with outlook revisions and rating downgrades.
How Under Armour Stock Reacted to a Poor 4Q16
Under Armour’s (UAA) stock plunged 25% after the company reported lower-than-expected top and bottom lines and a glum guidance.
Can Skechers’ Q3 2018 Results Stop the Slide in Its Stock?
In the last few quarters, Skechers (SKX) stock has shown high volatility after its quarterly results.
Nike Has One of the Best Upsides among Sportswear Stocks
2017 hasn’t been a great year for sportswear stocks so far. Lululemon Athletica, Under Armour, and Columbia Sportswear have fallen 29%, 16.5%, and 4.7% year-to-date.
Management Shake-Up: Nike Sees a Pair of Top-Level Exits
Two of Nike’s (NKE) top-level executives parted ways with the company last week amid reports of inappropriate workplace behavior
Lululemon Shows Sports Apparel Is Outpacing Retail Sector Growth
Sports apparel as a category has been outpacing growth in 12 other retail segments for several months now. This should benefit sales for Lululemon (LULU).
Will VF Corporation’s Vans Brand Spur Higher Growth in 3Q15?
VF Corporation saw sales of $2.5 billion in 2Q15, up 4.7% year-over-year. Its performance was boosted by top brands The North Face, Timberland, and Vans.
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A Look at Lululemon Athletica’s Performance in 2Q16
Lululemon rose by 0.20% to close at $76.66 per share on September 1, 2016. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -4.9%, -0.96%, and 46.1%.
Why Nike Is Able To Sell More Products At Higher Prices
Revenue gains for Nike (NKE) in 1H15 were broad-based. Sales rose for almost all key product categories, with the notable exception of the golf category.
Overview of Nike Earnings, Leverage, and Valuation
Nike (NKE) has a positive earnings surprise history. In simple terms, the company has beat Wall Street’s earnings estimates in the past several quarters.
Who’s Taking a Bite Out of Nike’s Market Share?
Nike is the world’s largest athletic footwear and apparel company. It dominates the sportswear market in Europe, China, and North America.
Nike: 5-Year Returns Targets for Shareholders
At its 2015 Investor Day held on September 14, Nike briefed the financial community on its targets for generating value for shareholders.
Nike’s Profitability Improves But Still Trails the Competition
Despite Nike’s expanding margin and improved operating profitability, its margin and profitability still trail peers Under Armour and Lululemon Athletica.
Under Armour’s Fitness App Platform Is the World’s Largest
Late last year and in early 2015, Under Armour acquired Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. Its fitness app user platform became the largest in the world.
Nike’s Target Markets: Everything You Need to Know
Nike (NKE) faces some challenges in its target markets. In the US, economic growth rates have tapered down, and the trade war could affect its China market.
NIKE Scores Big Leveraging E-commerce, Retail Channels
The company is widening its retail footprint and growing e-commerce sales. NIKE’s store count stood at 858 stores at the end of fiscal 2014.
How Innovation Is Driving Sales at Nike
While Nike derives most of its revenues from footwear products, it also sparks innovation in apparel technologies, such as Aeroloft, Dri-FIT, and Nike Pro.
Nike’s Outlook: Category Offense All the Way
Consensus Wall Street analyst estimates project Nike’s adjusted diluted EPS to be $3.58 in fiscal 2015, an increase of 19.7% over the previous year.
Under Armour’s Performance Relative to the Sportswear Industry
Under Armour (UA), which overtook Adidas (ADDYY) last year as the number two US sportswear company, cemented its position in 1Q15.
Lululemon Athletica’s Revenue Rose, Income Fell in Fiscal 3Q15
Lululemon Athletica reported net revenue of $479.7 million for fiscal 3Q15, a rise of 14.4% when compared to net revenue of $419.4 million in fiscal 3Q14.
Key Drivers Impacting Under Armour’s Future Financial Performance
The impact of adverse forex movements on UA’s financial performance may be mitigated somewhat by the stronger retail environment in Europe.
Lululemon Raised Projections and Seres Made Deal with Nestle
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) rose by 3.8% to close at $56.82 per share as of January 12, 2016.
Can Nike Regain Footing with Its Adaptive Lacing Footwear?
In early March, Nike showcased its new self-lacing footwear. Also known as “HyperAdapt 1.0,” the shoes tighten up when the foot is placed inside them.
Has the Market Priced Under Armour Stock Fairly?
Under Armour has been fully priced for growth. It trades 43 times its trailing 12-month earnings and 46 times its next 12-month earnings as of January 18, 2017.
VF Corporation’s 1Q15 Margins Are Expected to Improve
VF Corporation (VFC) expects margins to improve in 2015, coming in at 49.3% compared to 48.8% in 2014. Margins have been expanding over the past few quarters.
Nike Posted a Beat on Its Fiscal 2Q17 Earnings—Here’s Why
In fiscal 2Q17, Nike’s adjusted earnings per diluted share stood at $0.50, $0.07 more than what analysts were expecting.
Coatue Management adds new position in Level 3 Communications
Coatue Management added a new position in Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) during the third quarter. The stock accounted for 1.46% of the fund’s 3Q14 portfolio.
Lululemon or Nike: Which Is a Better Buy?
So far this year, Lululemon and Nike have returned 31.6% and -2.8%, respectively. They have outperformed the broader equity markets.
Lululemon Plans to Acquire MIRROR, Stock Rises
On Monday, Lululemon Athletic (NASDAQ:LULU) announced that it signed an agreement to acquire an in-home fitness company, MIRROR, for $500 million.
COVID-19 Drags Nike into a Loss in Q4, Stock Falls
Nike slipped into a loss in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. COVID-19 led to temporary store closures, which impacted sales and profitability.
Will Nike’s Q4 Results Help Its Stock Rise?
Analysts expect Nike’s fourth-quarter revenue to decline 28.1% YoY to $7.32 billion. Store closures will likely impact the company’s sales in the US.
Why B. Riley FBR Downgraded Foot Locker to ‘Neutral’ Rating
Today, B. Riley FBR downgraded Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. The firm also lowered its target price from $42 to $32.
Should You Rush to Buy Lululemon Stock after Q1?
Lululemon stock fell in the pre-market session following its first-quarter results. The lower revenues and EPS shouldn’t surprise investors.
Lululemon Stock Falls More than 5% on Weak Q1 Earnings
On Thursday, Lululemon reported its first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2020. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $0.22 on revenues of $651.96 million.
Can Lululemon’s Q1 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?
For the first quarter, analysts expect Lululemon to report revenue of $683.2 million—a fall of 12.7% from $782.3 million in the first quarter of 2019.
Wells Fargo Downgraded Lululemon, Most Analysts Are Bullish
Today, Wells Fargo downgraded Lululemon Athletica from “overweight” to “equal weight.” However, Wells Fargo raised its target price from $250 to $275.
Can Lululemon Stock Sustain Its Strong Run?
So far, Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) stock has risen 29.5% in 2020. The stock has outperformed its major peers and the broader market.
Under Armour’s Q1 Results Were Worse amid COVID-19
Under Armour was already struggling due to the increased rivalry from Nike, Adidas, and Lululemon. However, COVID-19 made matters worse.
Lululemon Stock Falls despite Strong Q4 Earnings
Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) stock has fallen 4.9% as of 11:41 AM ET today. The company reported strong earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 on March 26.
Nike Stock Surges, Strong Q3 Revenue amid Coronavirus
Nike (NYSE:NKE) stock rose 9.9% in the after-market trading hours on March 24. The stock has risen 7.0% as of 9:47 AM ET today.
Nike and Lululemon Get Upgraded amid Coronavirus
Nike stock got upgraded on March 20 before its earnings results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Lululemon stock rose after an upgrade the same day.
Nike and Other Retailers Close Stores Due to Coronavirus
On March 15, Nike announced that it will close its stores in the US, Canada, Western Europe, and Australia from March 16–27 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Why Is Under Armour Stock Facing Pressure?
J.P. Morgan expects Under Armour’s fiscal 2020 revenues to mark 3.8% growth. J.P. Morgan’s growth forecast is well below analysts’ consensus estimate.
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What Fueled Nike’s Big Earnings Beat?
Nike posted stronger-than-expected second-quarter earnings after the markets closed on Thursday. The revenues and EPS beat Wall Street’s estimates.
Should Investors Go Long on Lululemon Stock?
Shares of Lululemon (LULU) were down about 3.4% as of December 16 after it posted its third-quarter earnings results on December 11.
Grab Nike Stock before Q2 Earnings
Nike will announce its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 after the markets close on Thursday. The company will likely post a strong quarter.
Why Lululemon Stock Fell despite Impressive Q3 Earnings
Lululemon (LULU) stock fell 4.5% in after-market trading on December 11 even though its fiscal 2019 third-quarter earnings beat Wall Street’s expectations.
Nike Bull Predicts Strong Earnings Growth Potential
Nike (NKE) stock rose 2.2% on December 5 as Goldman Sachs analyst Alexandra Walvis upgraded its rating to “buy” from “neutral.”
Why Lululemon Stock Could Rise Further on Q3 Earnings
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) is set to announce its fiscal 2019 third-quarter earnings after the market closes on December 11.
Under Armour Stock Rising on Raymond James Upgrade
Under Armour (UAA) stock surged 5.8% as of 3:19 PM ET today as Raymond James upgraded it to a “strong-buy” from “outperform.”
Analyzing Lululemon’s 3rd Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Lululemon’s latest results were well-received by markets. The stock jumped over 9% after the company released its results on December 11.
Why Lululemon’s Profit Margins Are Trumping The Company’s Peers’
LULU’s gross profit margin slipped from 55.7% in fiscal 2013 to 52.8% in fiscal 2014. The company’s operating profit margin slipped from 27.5% to 24.6%.
Analyzing Lululemon’s Revenues By Geographical Segment
The company grew its revenues at a compound annual growth rate of more than 35% over the past five years to come in at $1.6 billion in fiscal 2014.
Lululemon Stock: What’s behind Its Exceptional Growth?
Lululemon stock is beating the broader markets by a wide margin. Barclays has initiated coverage on LULU with an “overweight” rating.
Why Is Under Armour’s 4Q15 EPS Soaring over Low Profitability?
In 4Q15, Under Armour’s adjusted EPS came in at $0.48, beating the consensus Wall Street analyst estimate of $0.46 by 4.4%.
What are Nike’s Earnings Prospects in Fiscal 3Q16?
Nike’s EPS (earnings per share) have grown at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 13.9% over the last five fiscal years.
Why Lululemon Athletica Expects Stronger Sales in Fiscal 4Q16
Growth company Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has revised its fourth quarter (fiscal 4Q16) and full-year (fiscal 2016) revenue guidance upwards.
Five-Year Plan: Lululemon’s Long-Term Vision and Goals
Over the next five years, Lululemon Athletica (LULU) is aiming to double its revenue to $4 billion with an expected mid-single-digit growth rate in store comps.
What Drove Under Armour’s 30% Revenue Jump in 1Q16?
Under Armour (UA) grew revenue by 30% to $1.05 billion in 1Q16. This was the company’s 24th straight quarter of more than 20% growth in its top line.
What Led to Under Armour’s Massive International Growth in 1Q16?
Under Armour’s (UA) international sales grew 55.6% to almost $150 million in 1Q16. Sales growth in overseas markets came in at 64.6% in currency-neutral terms.
Under Armour Looks at Aggressive Growth outside North America
Under Armour has added 250 shop-in-shops in Europe with retail partners as well as points of distribution in north and south Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey.
How Much Has Under Armour Increased Revenue Guidance?
Under Armour raised the higher end of its 2016 operating income estimate to $503 million–$507 million, implying a growth rate of 23.1%–24.1% over 2015.
Athleisurewear Giants: Which Companies Dominate Activewear?
The athleisurewear category has had a boost from higher interest in physical well-being globally and by increased participation by women in sports and other fitness activities.
How Skechers Sells Its Products to Its Customers
In 2015, Skechers became the second-largest footwear company in the United States, trailing global market leader Nike (NKE).
How Skechers Strategizes Its Product Sell-Through
Athletic footwear brand Skechers operates around 525 company-owned retail stores around the world. Of these, around 395 are located in the United States.
Comparing Skechers’ Strengths and Weaknesses
Skechers is quickly establishing its presence in international markets. It made $3.1 billion in sales in 2015, of which 40.4% stemmed from overseas markets.
Foot Locker’s Opportunities in Growing Apparel Business
Foot Locker’s (FL) emphasis on growing (IVW) its women’s business will likely be tied to the growth of its apparel products.
The Catalysts Powering Nike’s Growth Performance in Fiscal 2016
Nike (NKE) is expected to post sales of $8.3 billion in fiscal 4Q16, an increase of 6.4% year-over-year, according to the Wall Street analysts’ consensus.
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Under Armour: Accounting Probe Overshadows Q3 Beat
Under Armour is under investigation for its accounting practices. The company might have inflated quarterly sales numbers.
Skechers Stock Falls on Mixed Third-Quarter Results
Skechers (SKX) stock was down 4.2% today in reaction to the footwear maker’s mixed third-quarter results. Find out what went wrong for the company.
Lululemon Stock Outpaces Nike, Trades at Record High
Lululemon (LULU) stock has generated stellar returns for its investors. Lululemon stock was up 68.5% year-to-date on October 17.
Nike Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategies
Nike’s manufacturing network has over 525 factories. Products move from several distribution centers across a network of thousands of retail accounts.
Nike’s Pricing Power and Brand Drive Its Economic Moat
Giving it a competitive advantage, Nike’s pricing power is supported through premium innovation and a shift toward the direct-to-consumer business.
Why Nike Stock’s Uptrend Could Persist
Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Nike stock (NKE) to “neutral” from “underperform” yesterday and raised its target price to $98 from $70.
Is Lululemon Stock a ‘Buy’ after the Pullback?
Lululemon shares have fallen about 5% since September 6. Lululemon stock rose 8% on September 6. Since then, the stock has been on a downtrend.
Why Lululemon Stock Is a ‘Buy’ after Q2 Earnings
Lululemon stock is trading at 33.9x its fiscal 2020 estimated EPS of 5.56, which seems high. The stock closed 4.3% higher on Thursday.
What to Expect from Nike’s Q4 Results
Nike (NKE) is set to announce its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 after the financial markets close on June 27. In March, Nike announced better-than-expected third-quarter earnings. The company’s overall revenue matched analysts’ forecast. However, investors were disappointed as Nike’s North American revenue lagged expectations.
Wall Street Sees More Upside in Lululemon after Strong Q1 Results
Lululemon (LULU) stock rose 2.1% on June 13 in reaction to better-than-expected first-quarter results and an upgraded outlook for fiscal 2019 overall. The company’s first-quarter adjusted EPS grew 34.5% to $0.74 on revenue growth of 20.4% to $782.32 million. Analysts had expected EPS of $0.70 and revenue of $755.31 million. Here’s why the outlook got an upgrade.
Lululemon’s Growth Streak Continues in the First Quarter
Lululemon (LULU) impressed investors with upbeat results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The athletic apparel company announced its first-quarter results after the financial markets closed on June 12, and the stock rose 5.3% in after-market hours trading.
How Analysts Are Rating Lululemon Stock
Of the 33 analysts covering Lululemon Athletica (LULU) stock, 20 (61%) recommend “buy,” 13 recommend “hold,” and none recommend ”sell.”
Could Lululemon’s Growth Streak Continue?
Lululemon is set to announce results for its fiscal 2019 first quarter (ended May 5) after markets close on June 12.
Where Does Nike’s Valuation Stand ahead of Its Q3 2019 Results?
On March 18, Nike (NKE) was trading at 12-month forward PE multiple of 28.7x.
Can Lululemon Keep Up Its Strong Revenue Growth?
Lululemon’s (LULU) revenue increased 24.9%, 24.5%, and 20.8% in the first, second, and third quarters of fiscal 2018, respectively.
Comparing Nike’s PE Ratio with Its Peers
On January 14, Nike’s 12-month forward PE ratio was 25.8x. For fiscal 2019, analysts expect Nike’s adjusted EPS to increase 10.9% YoY to $2.65.
How Nike’s Valuation Compares to Those of Its Peers
In fiscal 2019, analysts expect Nike’s sales to rise 7.6% to $39.2 billion and its EPS to surge ~11.0% to $2.65.
VF Corporation Sells Reef Brand, Streamlines Portfolio
VF Corporation (VFC) plans to sell its Reef brand to The Rockport Group. The company hasn’t revealed the terms of the deal.
Nike: Top Dow Stock in 2018
Currently, 37 analysts track Nike stock. Of these analysts, ~59% recommended a “buy,” 35% recommended a “hold,” and 5% recommended a “sell.”
Skechers Stock Fell 21% on July 20
Skechers (SKX) missed the same-store sales and bottom-line expectations when it reported its second-quarter results on July 19.
Under Armour: Inventory Management in Focus
Inventory backlog has been a critical pressing issue for Under Armour (UAA) for some time.
The Economy Is on a Roll, and It’s Bringing the Stock Market Along With It
Jobs data released this morning shows that the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders, and the stock market has responded by rallying.
Analysts Increased LULU’s Price Target after Its Fiscal 4Q17
Lululemon Athletica (LULU) stock surged 6.1% in the after-hours trading session after it reported a stellar fiscal 4Q17.
Wall Street’s View: Lululemon Stock Has a Modest Upside
Out of the 31 analysts covering LULU, 58% of analysts have recommended buying the stock, while 39% have suggested holding it.
How Nike Stock Has Performed in 2018
Nike (NKE) delivered a strong performance in the stock market during 2017 with a 23% rise during the year.
Skechers, the Top-Performing Sportswear Stock of 2017
The California-based Skechers (SKX) was among the best-performing sportswear stocks in 2017. The footwear company gained 54% during the year.