As I watch this stock during the trading day, I can't help but notice the huge gap between bid and ask. Is this a bullish sign, or just a normal pattern of trading for a thinly held stock? Can anyone with more experience shed some light on this? Thanks in advance.
I agree that both TNFI and Patagonia have excellent products, but i think that a pertinent issue is the size of the customer base. These two companies appeal more to the serious outdoorsman. They are mostly sold in outdoor specialty shops. On the other hand, COLM appeals to a broader group including aunts, uncles, grandmas, AND serious outdoorsmen. COLM is sold in larger stores and has a larger marketing/advertising campaign. I feel that this lends a lot to Columbia's strength in the industry.
In the same light, i am quite interested in Teva. Does anyone know how this company is held? I think that it is privately owned....but i am not certain.
I prefer COLM. TNFI stuff is just to expensive! I also agree that I see COLM stuff in many more places than I see TNFI's. IMHO. Does anyone know who owns Patagonia. I can't find anything on them. Thanks in advance. GO COLM!!!