Get Ready to Lace Up: Nike Joins the Metaverse With 'Nikeland'
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.
Where NIKE And Under Armour Win In The Market Share Stakes
Under Armour’s share of the apparel market rose from 14% to 16%, year-over-year, in the first nine months of 2014.
Nike Is Having a Great Year — But Is It Too Late to Buy at These Prices?
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).
How Nike’s 3Q18 Margins and Profitability Trended
Nike (NKE) reported its first quarterly loss in over 20 years in fiscal 3Q18.
Why market reactions to the China-Vietnam tensions are mixed
Though the recent tensions in the South China Sea seem to have gathered much attention, the markets don’t seem to have factored in the conflict.
Another Management Shake-Up at Nike
The current string of departures appears to be linked to Nike’s ongoing efforts to overhaul workplace culture.
3Q17 Earnings Preview: What’s in Store for Skechers?
The California-based Skechers (SKX) is slated to release its third-quarter 2017 results on Thursday, October 19.
Eyes Are on Instagram as Facebook Reports 4Q16 Earnings
As Facebook (FB) reports its 4Q16 results, all eyes are on the company’s mobile revenue. FB has begun taking steps to monetize its other mobile properties such as Instagram.
The Redbook shows strength in retail sales due to a late Easter
The Redbook showed some strength in same-store sales during the April 19 week by recording a year-on-year rate of +3.7%.
Which Consumer Stocks Were the Outliers on September 29?
On September 29, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P Consumer Staples.
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.
How Markets Are Pricing Under Armour Stock
Markets expect the strong growth trend to continue, and value Under Armour stock higher than the overall market and comparable firms.
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.
John Christian Walbrecht Appointed as President of Columbia Brand
Columbia Sportswear (COLM) has a market cap of $4.1 billion. COLM fell by 0.31% to close at $58.34 per share as of February 22, 2016.
Under Armour: Slowing North American Sales Weigh on Q1 Top Line
Under Armour’s (UAA) top line slowed to 6.6% YoY (year-over-year) growth in 1Q17, compared to 20%+ average growth over the last eight quarters.
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
Why Skechers Is Thriving in a Competitive Footwear Market
Skechers grabbed the number two spot in the US footwear market last year. The company’s brands were also ranked number one in walking and work footwear.
Susquehanna Rated Nike as ‘Positive’
In fiscal 1Q17, Nike (NKE) repurchased 19 million shares for ~$1.1 billion.
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).
Under Armour’s Upbeat Outlook and Stock Price Performance
Under Armour’s (UA) stock price hit several record highs this year. The stock has provided total returns of 54.9% over the past year.
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%.
Nike Market Share Gets the High Score in Activewear
UA’s market share came in at 6%, and ADDYY’s came in at 3%. Hanes (HBI) took 3% of the market in 1Q15 .Nike (NKE) was the market leader for activewear overall.
Why HP Is Banking on 3D Printing
In 2016, HP stated that it aims to reinvent the printing experience and has now unveiled the world’s smallest all-in-one inkjet printer.
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.
The 6 Positive Things about April’s Retail Sales Report
The advance retail sales report for April 2015 was on the whole, mixed. The mixed readings in the retail sales report brought about indifferent reactions from markets.
Under Armour’s Athletic Endorsements Paid Handsome Dividends
In terms of endorsements, the last weekend in January was eventful for Under Armour. Tom Brady won his fourth Super Bowl. He wore Under Armour cleats.
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.
How Boeing Stock Fared in September
So far in September, Boeing has managed to increase investor wealth by 4.2%.
How Nike Made a Strong Recovery in China
Nike is bullish on prospects in China, backed by a 20% growth in futures orders, the highest among all its geographies.
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.
Analysis: Nike’s 5-Year Roadmap to Grow Sales
Nike holds the top position in athletic footwear and athletic apparel. It’s apparel and footwear sales were $8.6 billion and $18.3 billion, respectively, in fiscal 2015.
Nike’s Fastest-Growing Demographic Segments
The women and young athletes demographic segments saw the greatest sales traction in fiscal 2015 for Nike.
GS and MS Agree with Bridgewater about Peak Margins
Bridgewater isn’t alone in believing that most US companies (QQQ) are experiencing peak margins.
Why Did Nike Rise on August 11?
Nike has a market cap of $96.5 billion. It rose by 0.62% and closed at $57.21 per share on August 18. Nike reported fiscal 4Q16 revenues of $8.2 billion.
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.
Key Events for Consumer Stocks: January 22–26
On January 16, 2018, Goldman Sachs upgraded Procter & Gamble (PG) to a “neutral” from a “sell” and increased the target price for the stock to $88 from $83.
Why Nike Is Able to Turn a Profit in E-Commerce
The Nike+ Training Club clocked ~17 million downloads by 1Q15. The app is now available in 18 languages, creating the framework for a global community.
Nike Still Dominates Athletic Footwear in 1Q15
US dollar sales of athletic footwear rose 8% in the first quarter of 2015. Nike was the most dominant brand by far with a market share of 62%.
Here’s Why Walmart Stock Is Trading at Record Levels
Walmart (WMT) is trading at record highs thanks to its healthy sales growth and its ability to maintain market share despite heightened competition in the grocery space.
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.
Wall Street Expects 16.5% Earnings Growth from UA in 4Q15
Under Armour (UA) has an enviable earnings record. It’s beaten the market consensus on quarterly earnings and sales for over five years in a row.
How Did Nike Perform in 1Q17?
Nike (NKE) has a market cap of $92.9 billion. It rose 1.7% to close at $55.34 per share on September 27, 2016.
Under Armour Expects Increased Revenue in 2015
Under Armour expects to earn revenue of ~$3.76 billion in 2015. This is an increase of 22% over 2014. Growth is expected in its North America and International segments.
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.
Nike Announces the Launch of New Products
Nike (NKE) fell 1.7% to close at $50.46 per share during the fifth week of November 2016.
Under Armour: The ARMOURY and Its Wholesale Strategic Importance
The ARMOURY stores will cater to the premium segment of the market. They’ll also feature UA product exclusives and occasional visits from star athletes.
Why Nike’s Top and Bottom Lines Rose in Fiscal 2016
Nike (NKE) has a market cap of $89.4 billion. It rose 2.3% to close at $53.09 per share on June 28.
The Growth Factors Spiking NIKE Revenues And Earnings
In this series, we’ll analyze the results of the past quarter and the reasons why NIKE continues to outperform.
Understanding Nike’s Performance in Fiscal 2Q17
Nike rose 1.9% to close at $51.79 per share on December 20, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -0.98%, 1.7%, and -16.2%.
Under Armour’s Bonds Downgraded to Junk Status by S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings lowered the credit rating of Under Armour (UAA) stock to junk status after the company reported weak 4Q16 results and a gloomy sales outlook. The rating on UAA’s bonds dropped from BBB- to BB+.
The Buzz around Under Armour (UA) Stock
Under Armour has become the number two player in the US activewear market in 2014, overtaking Adidas. It also benefited from the announcement of its connected fitness purchases earlier this year.
Nike’s Performance Is Compelling, Beating Wall Street Estimates
Nike’s performance over the past few years has been compelling. The company has beaten consensus Wall Street revenue estimates and earnings estimates.
Under Armour’s Footwear Business versus Skechers and New Balance
Primarily an apparel player, Under Armour (UA) has stepped up its pace in entering new footwear categories.
Understanding NIKE’s Pricing Power And Premium Products Tilt
Innovation and strong consumer demand enable NIKE to add more premium products to its portfolio. But its price-hiking strategies may not work everywhere.
VF Corporation Stock Tanks, Q2 Earnings Miss Estimates
Today, VF Corporation (VFC) reported earnings results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020, disappointing the markets and decimating the stock.
Why Did Nike Stock Fall on September 26?
Nike (NKE) has a market cap of $91.3 billion. It fell 1.4% to close at $54.40 per share on September 26.
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.
Market Share Gain Spurs NIKE’s North American Footwear Revenues
In the US, in 2014 year-to-date, NIKE, Converse, and the Jordan brands combined accounted for over 60% of market share in athletic footwear.
JCPenney Partners with Nike
Nike (NKE) reported fiscal 2Q17 revenues of $8.2 billion, which represents a YoY rise of 6.4%, compared to revenues of $7.7 billion in fiscal 2Q16.
Lone Pine Capital Sold Its Stake in The Gap
In February 2015, The Gap declared its 4Q14 results and reported net sales of $4.71 billion, compared with $4.58 billion for 4Q13, an increase of 3%.
Is Nike an Ethical Company?
Nike Posts Strong Q1 Revenue, Stock Surges amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Will Nike’s Q1 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?
Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on September 28?
On September 28, the S&P 500 outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P Consumer Staples, which saw returns of 0.53%, 0.30%, and 0.11%.
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.
Nike Gets a Rating Upgrade from Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer upgraded Nike (NKE) to “outperform” from “perform” on October 18.
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.
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.
NIKE Defies Macro Headwinds In Europe
NIKE is in the midst of transforming the Western Europe market. It’s looking to improve profitability by increasing the premium on its brand.
China’s Efforts to Boost Its Slowing Economy in 3Q15
In an attempt to prop up its slowing economy, on October 23, the PBoC cut its one-year benchmark bank lending rate by 25 basis points to 4.35%.
Analyzing Nike’s Distribution Channels and Retail Strategy
Nike’s DTC approach includes brick-and-mortar stores and its digital platform. Online sales through Nike Direct is its fastest-growing distribution channel.
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.
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.
Can Nike Stock Sustain Its Growth Momentum?
Nike stock declined 2.94% on Tuesday and closed the trading day at $88.26. A drop in Nike’s share price contributed to the decline in the Dow Jones.
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.
Skechers’ Q1 Sales Beat Estimates, COVID-19 Drags Earnings
Skechers beat analysts’ sales expectations despite the impact of COVID-19. The company had strong momentum in the first two months of 2020.
What to Expect from Skechers’ Q1 Earnings
Skechers will likely release its first-quarter results after the financial markets close on Thursday. The company withdrew its Q1 guidance on March 18.
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.
These Consumer Stocks Rose More than 65% in 2019
Consumer stocks had a truly phenomenal 2019. Let’s take a look at five consumer stocks that delivered more than 65% growth in the year.
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.
Skechers Stock Rises as Deutsche Bank Gets Bullish
Skechers (SKX) stock rose 4.0% at 3:27 PM ET today. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage with a “buy” rating and assigned a price target of $49.
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.