|Bid||33.07 x 800|
|Ask||33.09 x 800|
|Day's Range||32.78 - 33.77|
|52 Week Range||17.52 - 33.77|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.08|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Oct 30, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||32.29|
Healthy demand and solid e-commerce business may have contributed to Crocs' (CROX) third-quarter 2019 results. However, decline in purchasing power and high costs may have hurt margins.
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Crocs (CROX) is at a 52-week high, but can investors hope for more gains in the future? We take a look at the company's fundamentals for clues.
Ralph Lauren (RL) is grappling with headwinds related to the North America segment's digital business and currency. However, its strategies like the 'Next Great Chapter' plan are likely to offset headwinds.
Snap-on (SNA) posts mixed results in third-quarter 2019. It remains optimistic to leverage capabilities in the automotive repair arena and critical industries.
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Crocs, Inc. today announced that on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. ET, it will host a conference call to discuss the results of its third quarter ended September 30, 2019.
Step aside, millennials. It's time for Generation Z to shine.Generation Z -- or individuals born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s -- are increasingly becoming the most important demographic in the U.S. economy. These individuals are growing up, graduating, earning incomes and turning into full-blown consumers driving the all-important U.S. services sector (which accounts for about 80% of GDP).Their direct spending power today? About $140 billion. They also influence another $600 billion in annual spend. Importantly, both of those numbers are only going up, and one day, they will far outweigh millennial spend.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe investment implication? Buy stocks of companies which Generation Z consumers like.How did we judge that? Luckily for us, Piper Jaffray does a survey twice a year wherein they ask young consumers their tastes and preferences across a variety of industries. This semi-annual survey, dubbed Taking Stock With Teens, gives us a semi-regular pulse of Generation Z's spending habits. * 10 Hot Stocks Staging Huge Reversals Don't have time to go through all those surveys? Don't worry. I've done the leg work here -- and I've found a few compelling investment takeaways from the numbers. As such, without further ado, let's take a look at seven hot Generation Z stocks to buy, based on Piper Jaffray's surveys. Hot Generation Z Stocks to Buy: Amazon (AMZN)Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com When it comes to Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), the Generation-Z-focused bull thesis is that Amazon has increasingly become the de facto shopping platform for young consumers.In the Spring 2015 Taking Stock With Teens Survey, 36% of young consumers said that Amazon was their favorite shopping platform. By Spring 2016, that figure climbed to 41%. In Spring 2017, it hit 43%. In Spring 2018, it hit 44%. And, in the most recent Fall 2019 survey, Amazon's mind-share expanded to 52%.In other words, over the past four years, Amazon has expanded its mind-share as the favorite shopping platform among young consumers by 16 points -- and they've done so consistently.The takeaway? Young consumers love Amazon, meaning that as they earn more income over the next several years, they will spend more of that money on Amazon.com, which further means that Amazon's retail revenues will continue to grow at a rapid rate. That sustained big growth in Amazon's retail business will provide strong support for AMZN stock. Lululemon (LULU)Source: Richard Frazier / Shutterstock.com Generation Z consumers love athleisure brands -- two of their top three clothing brands are athletic apparel brands, according to Piper Jaffray -- and in the athleisure market, Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) is increasing young consumer mind-share at the most rapid rate.In the Fall 2019 survey, Lululemon gained notable mind-share from both the Spring 2019 and Fall 2018 surveys, and hit a new survey peak as the No. 7 preferred clothing brand. This uptrend is nothing new. Over the past several years and surveys, Piper Jaffray has highlighted Lululemon as an out-sized mind-share gainer.When breaking it down by demographics, it becomes clear that Lululemon has been very popular among high-income females for a long time, and that the brand is importantly gaining share in other demographics, like average-income and high-income males. This is no accident. Lululemon used to cater exclusively to the high-income female crowd, but they've pivoted their product portfolio over the past few years to be very relevant to many more demographics, including men. * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks to Consider for Those Who Can Handle Risk The takeaway? Lululemon is going from a niche, female-focused athletic apparel brand, to broad, multi-gender athletic apparel brand with mainstream appeal. This pivot is going well, and so long as it does go well, Lululemon's growth trajectory will remain robust. A robust growth trajectory will keep LULU stock on a healthy uptrend for the foreseeable future. V.F. Corporation (VFC)Source: Andy Via FlickrAthleisure brands dominate Generation Z's list of preferred clothing brands. But, one non-athleisure brand that has shown impressive strength over the past several years is Vans, which is owned by V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC).Specifically, Vans has been the second-most preferred footwear brand in Piper Jaffray's surveys for several years running. Perhaps more impressively, mind share for Vans as a preferred footwear brand has climbed from 9% in Fall 2015, to 20% in Fall 2019 -- a strong 11 points of mind-share expansion in just four years.Of notable footwear brands in Piper Jaffray's survey, that marks the biggest mind-share gain over the past four years.The takeaway? Vans is dominating the non-athleisure footwear scene among Generation Z consumers, and because athleisure doesn't appeal to everyone, this positioning is extremely valuable. Not surprisingly, as Vans has been hot over the past several years, so has VFC stock. Thus, if Vans stays hot for the next several years, too, VFC stock will naturally stay on an uptrend. Netflix (NFLX)Source: Alex Ruhl / Shutterstock.com There has been a lot of talk recently about how Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is losing its lead in the streaming TV world. But, according to Piper Jaffray's surveys, this is not happening among young consumers.For the past several years, Netflix has maintained 35-40% mind-share in Piper Jaffray's surveys in the "preferred channel for daily video consumption" category, with it and YouTube dominating Gen Z's video consumption. Of note, since the Fall 2015 survey, cable TV's mind-share in this category has dropped 17 points to 12%.Broadly, then, what we are seeing unfold in Generation Z is a secular pivot from cable to streaming TV, which is creating a rising tide that is lifting all boats in the streaming TV world -- namely, Netflix and YouTube. So long as this pivot keeps playing out (and it should, given that most consumers today still pay for cable TV), then Netflix won't be at risk to competitive threats. * 7 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now The implication? Netflix will keep adding subs at a healthy pace over the next several years, and recent weakness in NFLX stock will turn into longer-term strength. Crocs (CROX)Source: Wannee_photographer / Shutterstock.com The ugly shoe trend is in, and that has been a huge win for casual footwear brand Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX).In the Fall 2019 Taking Stock With Teens Survey, Crocs was highlighted as a notable mind-share gainer - the first time it has been highlighted as such in any Piper Jaffray Taking Stock With Teens Survey. Thus, for the first time in several years, Crocs is gaining significant mind share among young consumers.Why? Two things. First, the ugly shoe trend. Ugly shoes that prioritize comfort over style are in, because they are somewhat of an ironic fashion statement that say: "I'm so cool, I don't need cool shoes to be cool, so I wear purposely ugly but super comfy shoes". Second, Crocs has done everything right to capitalize on this trend. That is, management has cut SKUs and hyper-focused resources and efforts on the signature foam clog. In so doing, management has turned the signature foam clog into an icon of the ugly shoe trend.The results? Crocs is firing off its best growth rates in several years, and CROX stock has sprinted to decade highs. Piper Jaffray's recent survey results indicate that this tend remains alive and well, meaning that CROX stock should stay on an uptrend for the foreseeable future. Ulta (ULTA)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Generation Z is obsessed with make-up spend, and their favorite place to buy make-up products is Ulta (NASDAQ:ULTA) -- by a wide margin.In the Fall 2019 survey, Ulta registered as the most preferred cosmetics shopping destination among young consumers, with 38% mind-share. That's up an impressive 10 points from the Spring 2018 survey. At the same time, the No. 1 preferred cosmetics shopping destination back in Spring 2018 -- Sephora -- has shed 18 points of mind-share since then.The implication? Ulta is doing something right, and they are consequently dominating the cosmetics retail scene.That "something right" is becoming the go-to physical distribution platform for exclusive, direct-only cosmetics brands. That is, Ulta is becoming an exclusive physical distributor for some of the hottest brands in make-up, many of which are only available on their own websites and at Ulta stores. In winning exclusive distribution partnerships with these high-demand brands, Ulta has strengthened its leadership position in cosmetics retail. * 7 Beverage Stocks to Buy Now In other words, Ulta has found a winning strategy in the cosmetics retail market. They will continue to turn this winning strategy into big growth numbers over the next several years, and as they do, ULTA stock will march higher. Apple (AAPL)Source: Mykola Churpita / Shutterstock.com Last, but not least, on this list of hot Generation Z stocks to buy is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) -- a company that registered all-time-high mind-share in the most recent survey.Specifically, in the Fall 2019 Taking Stock With Teens Survey, 86% of teens said that they expect an iPhone to be their next phone. That's an all-time survey high. Perhaps more impressively, this metric has been making new highs in Piper Jaffray's surveys essentially every year since 2015.In other words, Generation Z consumers love iPhones, and that love is only growing. There is no switching happening here. Apple has been, still is, and projects to remain king in the smartphone market among young U.S. consumers.The implication? Apple's hardware business isn't dead. Sure, there aren't that many new smartphone buyers out there. But, not many people are switching, either, and everyone still needs to upgrade every few years. Thus, Apple's hardware business projects as a stable growth business, powered by upgrade buyers and higher selling prices.On top of a burgeoning software business, that should help support long-term strength in AAPL stock.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long AMZN, LULU, NFLX, CROX and ULTA. 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Lululemon (LULU) is at a 52-week high, but can investors hope for more gains in the future? We take a look at the company's fundamentals for clues.
There's no doubt stocks have been pretty volatile recently. And that's no surprise since this tends to be the most volatile time of year for the market.We've reached the end of the third quarter, so as earnings roll out, we'll hear guidance from companies for what they see not just in this quarter, but for 2020 as well. If you remember last year, this was when the bottom fell out. It didn't happen immediately, but guidance was trimmed as more earnings were reported -- and then it snowballed.Another contributor to market volatility is the approaching holiday season, which is always a good indicator of consumer spending. At this point, the consumer is keeping the market rolling. But if they cut back on holiday shopping or walk away, there could be trouble.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAlternatively, consumers could spend more and the markets could take off. If you follow me at Growth Investor, you know that I've learned to have faith in the U.S. consumer, and also in the psychological power of warm holiday feelings to fuel a "Santa Claus Rally." * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns If those other two factors weren't enough to keep the markets bumpy, a Chinese delegation is in town for two days of trade talks. They have made it clear they only want a small trade deal, not the comprehensive one that President Donald Trump has demanded.These seven "A"-rated stocks for the rest of 2019 should do well regardless of the trade talks. They are well positioned in sectors with long growth paths that can handle a bump or two without the wheels falling off. Stocks to Buy: Crocs (CROX)Source: Wannee_photographer / Shutterstock.com Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) is usually not the stock you think of when you're looking for an "A"-rated stock that can ride out market storms.The company's shoes hit the scene in the early 2000s, and these spongy, nearly indestructible plastic shoes were a novelty hit. They were interesting looking, relatively cheap, comfortable and tough. Plus they were very light.They were the kind of thing you feel guilty about having because they're so odd, yet they feel great.After the initial fad wore off, it was hard to see how the company was going to keep customers -- the shoe business is very competitive and things roll in and out of fashion constantly. And shoes with such a low price point don't usually find a dedicated audience.But Crocs did. Kids that got them when they were little now wear them as adults. And the adults that wore them initially, well, they have kept on wearing them. The brand has stuck -- and it's gone global.With new styles and accessories, CROX stock has found a way to stay relevant and Crocs are hip again, around the world. The stock is up 57% in the past year and has plenty of room to grow. Casella Waste Systems (CWST)Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) started in Vermont in 1975 with two brothers and a single truck. Now, it's a publicly traded company with a $2.1 billion market cap and it has operations across New England and upstate New York.Recently, China and other parts of Asia have stopped taking U.S. recycling because they're generating so much of their own that they can't process it all. This has led to many waste companies in the U.S. having to revamp recycling management. Many small companies have gone out of business because they can't process the waste.CWST is a vertically integrated firm, so it has its own facilities to manage some of it.And well-run waste companies are always targets for national waste companies as merger possibilities, which is even more the case today as weaker firms have already lost market share or gone out of business. * 10 Best Cloud Growth Stocks Right Now CWST stock is up 49% in the past year because of the challenges in the waste management sector. And the problem is only going to get bigger. That's a lot of opportunity for this regional player. I like to find niche opportunities like this wherever I can. A truly unbeatable business model will, sooner or later, show up in my list of Bulletproof Stocks. Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL)Source: Shutterstock Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ:KNSL) is a niche insurer that specializes in excess and surplus lines of insurance. These are properties that can't be insured through regular lines because they fall outside normal rating guidelines.For example, mobile homes or mobile home parks. Or a refinery or oil tanker. It may be niche, but the possibilities are broad.KNSL has been doing this for about 10 years now. And over those 10 years, the stock is up 470%, in a reasonably up-trended line. That's an average gain of 47% annually.The fact that it's located in Richmond, Virginia -- the headquarters for Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), one of the largest utilities on the East Coast -- is likely no coincidence. Solar and wind farms, pipelines and power stations would all be E&S properties. That's a good client to have. CareTrust REIT (CTRE)Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) is in an ideal spot on two counts.First, it's a real estate investment trust. This market is perfect for good REITs. Low interest rates mean it can refinance properties and get lower rates. It can also expand its portfolio at lower costs.Second, it's in the healthcare sector. This is a huge long-term trend as the U.S. population begins to age. It specializes in assisted living, memory care and assisted and skilled nursing care facilities.What's more, since it's a REIT, its tax structure mandates that it pay out net profits to shareholders, which it does in the form of a dividend. * 10 Great Biotech Stocks to Buy in Q4 CTRE stock is up 35% in the past year and it still delivers a nearly 3.8% dividend. This is a great total return play for investors that want a long-term growth stock that will pay them regularly as it grows. If you'd like to hear more about how I identify the best investments in this particularly attractive group of stocks, click here for my full briefing. Enphase Energy (ENPH)Source: IgorGolovniov / Shutterstock.com Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) has had quite the tumultuous time. It's in the solar power market and it makes microinverters.The power that is generated off a solar panel is direct current, or DC power. A house or business is wired for alternating current (AC), which is delivered by the local utility.That means the solar power needs to be converted -- or inverted -- into AC from DC. And that is the device that ENPH makes. It takes the energy generated off a home solar network and converts it for use. And the excess, if the utility cooperates, can then be uploaded onto the grid, further lowering the homeowners' electricity costs and allowing the utility to sell power generated outside its power stations.Consistent renewable energy policy in the U.S. has been a rare thing over the past couple decades, and that means ENPH has suffered from inconsistency. But the technology has improved and solar is now cheaper and more efficient than it used to be. That has allowed the company to gain increasing popularity as utility infrastructure ages and becomes less consistent.ENPH stock is now in a boom cycle, up more than 440% in the past year. It may not do this every year, but it has a long growth path ahead. American State Water Company (AWR)Source: Shutterstock American State Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has been around since the Great Depression. And as a California-based water utility, it has seen its share of ups and downs over the years.When you manage water for a state that's the fifth-largest economy in the world (ahead of the United Kingdom) and much of that wealth comes from water-dependent agriculture, you have to be pretty good at what you do.Water is blue gold. At Growth Investor, we always have a healthy weighting in water and other high-quality utilities. AWR has more than 260,000 customers across the state and also operates a small electric utility operation in and around San Bernardino County. * 7 Important IPO Stocks to Watch for the Long Run But one of the best aspects of its business is it has 50-year contracts with the U.S. military to manage water supplies on military bases around the U.S. That means AWR has a great customer that is locked in for decades.AWR stock is up 48% in the past 12 months and delivers a 1.3% dividend. That growth may slow a bit, but this is a rock-solid company with proven staying power. MFA Financial (MFA)Source: Shutterstock MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) is in a unique subset of the REIT sector. It doesn't own any properties -- it buys and trades mortgage-backed securities, home loans and non-mortgage backed securities.And this is the ideal market to be in this business.When rates are this low -- and are likely headed lower -- and with no inflation in sight, it's a great time for businesses and individuals to refinance their higher interest rate debts. And MFA is part of that action.What's more, since it's structured as a REIT, it means investors get a dividend from its operations. In this case, the dividend is a whopping 10.6%.Granted, the stock price isn't setting any records, up about 4% for the past year. But if you're looking for some solid income, MFA is certainly worth considering. Plus, if the real estate market turns, MFA isn't sitting on any properties. It can pivot because it's nimble. A Common Thread Among These Top-Rated StocksYou'll notice that many of these stocks paid great dividends. There's a reason for that.These days, the global bond market is just going haywire: We've got falling and even negative yields overseas. But as investors retreat to U.S. Treasurys it's causing bizarre effects here, too. Just look at what happened this summer, when the two-year Treasury actually began to yield MORE than the 10-year Treasury.And even the 30-year Treasury can't be relied upon for good yield anymore. In August, its yield dropped below 2% for the first time ever.So -- whether you're managing big institutional cash, or your own portfolio -- you'll also want to look at the group I sometimes call the Money Magnets.Not only did these stocks earn an "A" in my Portfolio Grader tool, thanks to strong buying pressure and great fundamentals …The stocks also earn an "A" in my Dividend Grader tool. These stocks are able to pay great yields -- and have the strong business model to back it up.All in all, I've got 27 strong dividend growth stocks for you now, and one more coming, in Growth Investor … almost all of which yield more than the S&P 500. These stocks are poised to do well as we continue to see international capital flow to the U.S. markets. Click here to see how I found these stocks, and how you can get great performance out of YOUR portfolio -- come what may.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. 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Hanesbrands (HBI) gains from strong International business and focus on Project Booster. However, weakness in the Innerwear unit and rising input costs are worries.
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