|Bid||172.25 x 1000|
|Ask||172.28 x 800|
|Day's Range||170.76 - 173.24|
|52 Week Range||103.80 - 179.50|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.24|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||47.73|
|Earnings Date||May 29, 2019 - Jun 3, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||188.11|
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As stocks go, Nike (NYSE:NKE) continues to be one of the most consistent performers in the S&P 500. Since May 23, 2014, Nike stock has more than doubled from $37.92 to $83.64 as of the May 23 close. Additionally, the five-year total return for NKE stock is 18.6%, 764 basis points better than the index.Source: rodrigofranca via FlickrThe athletic-apparel maker is a paragon of consistency, both financially and in the markets. Therefore, I don't think it's a stretch to wonder if the Nike stock price can double over the next five years like it did the five just passed.StockTwits founder Howard Lindzon has held Nike stock in his "8 to 80" portfolio for several years. These are stocks that people want to own because they also use their products and services regularly. I call that "Everyday Investing." It's a concept that I modeled after Peter Lynch's theory that you should invest in what you know.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAdmittedly, this concept isn't 100% foolproof, as the case of General Electric (NYSE:GE) demonstrated. But Nike is a much different company with fewer moving parts than the down-on-its-luck industrial conglomerate. * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors In my opinion, NKE stock has a great shot at doubling to $185 by May 23, 2024. But to do so, Nike must capture the women's market if it wants to get there. Here's why: Lululemon vs. NikeIf anyone can take down Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), the leader in women's athletic apparel, it would have to be Nike.InvestorPlace contributor Luke Lango recently highlighted the women's market as an important goal for the company on its way to $100 and beyond."At the current moment, Nike's revenues are dominated by the men's segment. The women's business accounts for less than a quarter of its total revenues," Lango wrote May 8. "But the global women's athletic apparel and footwear market is 50% larger than the men's athletic apparel and footwear market."Luke recommended an April CNBC article by Lauren Thomas. I'd second that recommendation. It's well written and provides the reader with a good understanding of Nike's overall business.Nike had $36.4 billion in revenue in 2018. Of that, $24.0 billion was wholesale to external customers, $10.4 billion was from Nike's brick-and-mortar and online stores, while the remainder was primarily from Converse.Of the $30.3 billion in wholesale (it includes $6.3 billion to Nike Direct), $6.9 billion was women's, 22.8% of the company's overall 2018 revenue.In April, Lululemon stated that it wants to double its men's revenue by 2023. In 2018, the men's business accounted for 20% of LULU's overall revenue of $3.3 billion. That means that Lululemon's women's business generated $2.6 billion in 2018 with men delivering $660 million.Here's what is most surprising about Lululemon: it skyrocketed from zero penetration in the men's market to 20% in just six years. Considering it's about one-fifth the size of Nike, it's a very impressive stat.If I owned Nike stock, I'd be concerned that Lululemon will soon generate more revenue from the men's market as a percentage of its overall sales than NKE does from the women's market. How Does Nike Stock Get to $185?Nike has never been very good at acquisitions.It couldn't do much with Bauer in hockey. It hasn't done much with Converse in streetwear, and it failed to do much with Cole Haan in the shoe market.However, there's a first time for everything. If management wants NKE stock to hit $185 by May 2024, they have a quick solution: acquire Lululemon.Once upon a time when Under Armour (NYSE:UA, NYSE:UAA) was in a much stronger position, I suggested that LULU and Under Armour merge to fight Nike.Today, LULU could buy Under Armour, but why would it? It's got growing women's and men's markets, strong digital sales, and increasing business in consumer-friendly Asia.Nike likely wouldn't pull the trigger, given its poor history. But it should set past disappointments aside because Lululemon continues to demonstrate why it's a leader in athletic wear.At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors * 4 Tech Stocks Looking Vulnerable * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Hot IPO Stocks? Compare Brokers The post Can Nike Stock Hit $185 In the Next Five Years? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Athleisure has been the biggest trend in retail over the past several years, helping put athletic apparel stocks on a fast track to big-time gains. The rise of internet, social media and photo-sharing apps created an unprecedented surge in consumer self-awareness regarding image, health and fitness. As consumers become more attuned to self-care, they simultaneously lead more active, healthy lifestyles … or at least give off the appearance that they are doing so through Instagram posts. This has likewise led to a surge in athleisure clothing sales, since that is the apparel that best fits this lifestyle.This isn't a short-term trend -- it's secular. Consumers are only becoming more connected, and they are consequently becoming more self-aware. Thus, the underlying consumer desire to become healthier and more active will continue to grow. Consumer demand for athleisure clothing will likewise continue to grow over the next several years.Because of this secular demand tailwind, athletic apparel stocks should broadly continue to run higher for the foreseeable future. If you buy athletic apparel stocks here, you could be sitting on massive gains for the long-term.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors Which apparel stocks should be on your shopping list? Let's take a look at seven athletic apparel stocks to buy, all of which could run much higher over the next few years. Athletic Apparel Stocks to Buy: Nike (NKE)Source: rodrigofranca via FlickrAt the top of this list is none other than global athletic apparel giant Nike (NYSE:NKE).Nike has been, is, and projects to remain the undisputed and unrivaled king in the athletic apparel industry. The company dominates in every relevant sports market, from basketball to soccer to baseball. They also dominate on the running front, and have aggressively pivoted into the lifestyle world to be the number one player in athleisure, too.Broadly speaking, there's no reason to believe that Nike won't stop being the top dog any time soon. The company is doing everything right at the current moment. They continue to sign the world's top athletes. They are investing in technology, pivoting to direct channels, and expanding the women's business.All in all, Nike will remain king in the athletic apparel industry for the foreseeable future. So long as that remains true, NKE stock will move higher with the rising athleisure trend. Foot Locker (FL)Source: Shutterstock As goes Nike, so goes Foot Locker (NYSE:FL).For all intents and purposes, Foot Locker stores are basically just Nike stores. Sure, Foot Locker sells product from all the major athletic apparel players, but about 70% of Foot Locker's merchandise comes from Nike. Thus, when Nike is on fire, that simultaneously means Foot Locker is on fire.Right now, Nike is on fire. Given the company's secular demand tailwinds and strong innovation pipeline, Nike projects to remain on fire for the foreseeable future. That means Foot Locker likewise projects to remain on fire for the foreseeable future, too. * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy Meanwhile, there seems to be some stabilization in the marketplace between direct and wholesale retail channels, and that stabilization should provide a lift to Foot Locker's numbers. Broadly, then, all the trends are moving in FL's favor, and that should lead to a FL stock rally. Adidas (ADDYY)Source: Shutterstock Before Nike pivoted into the lifestyle market, Adidas (OTCMKTS:ADDYY) did it, and they did it very well.Adidas leveraged lifestyle celebrity endorsements from celebrities such as Kanye West to grow brand awareness and boost brand equity outside of the core athletic apparel demographic. They also aggressively innovated and launched a plethora of stylish athleisure footwear products tailored to the casual consumer.These moves worked. Revenue growth at Adidas accelerated higher, and Adidas gained market share. This trend is far from over. Adidas continues to pivot into and grow share on the lifestyle side of this market. As they do, sales and profit growth remain impressively positive, and this growth track continues to lead to big gains in ADDYY stock. Lululemon (LULU)Source: Shutterstock Arguably the most exciting athletic apparel stock is Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU).Lululemon started out as a niche women's yoga apparel brand. They dominated that niche by selling higher-quality product and developing high brand equity. Then, the company leveraged that high brand equity to successfully branch into and grow share in other areas of the women's athletic apparel market. Now, the company is leveraging its high brand equity to tap into the men's and international markets.Overall, then, Lululemon has developed a reputation for a being a high-quality provider of athletic apparel of all sorts. While this company has largely saturated its opportunity in the women's yoga market, they have just scratched the surface of their potential elsewhere in the athletic apparel space. * 7 Assisted-Living Stocks to Buy Now As they expand more deeply into those other areas, sales and profit growth will remain robust, and LULU stock will head higher. Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS)Source: Shutterstock One of the more controversial stocks on this list is Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS).Dick's has been on the opposite end of a secular shift in the athletic apparel space away from wholesale retail and toward direct retail. Broadly, brands like Nike are putting more product into their own direct channels, and less product into wholesale channels like Dick's. That has led to lower sales volume and margins at Dick's, which has ultimately weighed on profits and pushed the stock lower.Yet, the wholesale retail channel remains very important because of its scale. Quite simply, if Nike stopped shipping product entirely to Dick's and pivoted it all to direct, they would take a big sales hit, since Dick's has broad reach and exposure to the U.S. consumer which Nike's direct channels simply don't have.Consequently, Dick's long term growth outlook is actually stable. It seems this stability is already starting to manifest itself, as Dick's numbers have meaningfully improved over the past few quarters. So long as this improvement persists, DKS stock should run higher from here. Skechers (SKX)Source: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet via FlickrOne of the most undervalued athletic apparel stocks in the market is Skechers (NYSE:SKX).Wall Street does not like SKX stock. The stock trades at 14-times forward earnings. Both Nike and Lululemon trade at 30-plus forward earnings multiples. To be sure, some of this valuation discrepancy has to do with growth. Nike and Lululemon are growing faster than Skechers. But, not that much faster to warrant such a big valuation discrepancy.Instead, investors are concerned that as competition ramps up in the athletic apparel category, Skechers simply won't be able to keep up. That thesis seems flawed. Skechers isn't as cool as a Nike or an Adidas. But, the company offers quality athletic sneakers at reasonable prices, and in so doing, they dominate the mid-price athletic sneaker market. * 7 Battery Stocks for High-Powered Gains This market isn't going away anytime soon, because consumers will always be attracted to reasonable prices. Meanwhile, Nike and Adidas can't really pivot aggressively into this market because cutting prices would dilute brand equity and hurt their premium products. Thus, Skechers is in a sweet spot, and the relative undervaluation in SKX stock simply makes no sense. Yeti (YETI)Source: Shutterstock The last stock on this list is more an outdoor apparel company than it is an athletic apparel company, but it nonetheless benefits from the same secular demand tailwinds.Yeti (NYSE:YETI) is an outdoors consumer products brand that is rapidly expanding share in the $600 billion-plus outdoors sports market in the U.S. That market is growing anywhere between 5% and 10% per year, supported by a consumer shift from valuing products to valuing experiences (which broadly means more outdoor activities for consumers, and more outdoor products sales). This is a secular shift, so this market will continue to grow at a healthy rate for the foreseeable future.Within that industry, YETI is a small (less than $1 billion in revenues projected for 2019), but important (people need coolers and drinkware) and stable player (YETI is top dog in the cooler niche). Further, YETI is launching new products to extend beyond its niche, pushing hard on the international front, and rapidly expanding its DTC business. All those initiatives imply healthy market share expansion over the next several years.Because of such, Yeti projects as a healthy revenue and profit grower over the next few years. That growth will push YETI stock higher.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long NKE, FL, LULU, SKX and YETI. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors * 4 Tech Stocks Looking Vulnerable * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Hot IPO Stocks? Compare Brokers The post 7 Athletic Apparel Stocks With Marathon Pace appeared first on InvestorPlace.
V.F. Corp (VFC) fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 results gain from strong top-line growth and strength in core brands as well as international and DTC businesses.
DICK'S Sporting (DKS) is grappling with soft margins, which may continue in first-quarter fiscal 2019. Nevertheless, its efforts to boost omni-channel capabilities are encouraging.
Lululemon Athletica Inc NASDAQ/NGS:LULUView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for LULU with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting LULU. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold LULU had net inflows of $3.26 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
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Shares of Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) traded significantly higher in mid-May on a bullish note from JP Morgan, who upgraded Under Armour stock to Overweight with a $29 price target, implying ~30% upside over the next twelve months.Source: Shutterstock The bull thesis from JP Morgan is pretty simple. Under Armour has struggled significantly over the past several years with its product assortment and that has led to building inventories amid stagnant sales.In order to clear that inventory, Under Armour has had to run deep discounts on its merchandise, sell into lower-priced channels, and slow new product roll-out. Those moves stabilized sales, but they also diluted brand equity and dragged on margins. Net result? Profits were wiped out.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential Inventory levels are dropping fast and now sit at their lowest level in several years. Management thinks this "down-sizing" era is over. Inventory levels are now appropriately low. Discounting will stop. Lower-priced sell-through will stop, too. The company can now put out new premium product, which should lift brand equity and margins. Net result? Profits should come soaring back.Consequently, while Under Armour is still in the early stages of this pivot, JP Morgan thinks now is the time to buy into Under Armour stock.But, this argument misses two critical risks: competition and valuation. Ultimately, those two risks will cap near to medium term upside in Under Armour stock. Competition Risks Are SizableBroadly speaking, the big growth niche in the athletic apparel space is in the convergence of athletic and leisure styles, and Under Armour has failed to keep pace with peers on the athleisure front.The rise of the internet and specifically visual-first social media has made consumers more aware of their image, health, and fitness than ever before. Consequently, consumers are increasingly trying to lead more healthy and fit lifestyles, and a big part of the image associated with that lifestyle is wearing athletic-style clothes that are simultaneously comfortable and can be worn anywhere, all the time. The fix? Athleisure styles.Under Armour completely missed the boat on this athleisure trend and continues to miss it today. While brands like Nike (NYSE:NKE), Adidas (OTCMKTS:ADDYY), and Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) really focused on becoming lifestyle brands with a product assortment that applies to all consumers, Under Armour has consistently doubled down on performance. That was the wrong move.Consequently, while the other three players have consistently grown at a double-digit rate over the past few quarters, Under Armour's growth has fallen flat.Falling inventories won't solve that problem. Sure, now Under Armour can roll out new premium product and stop discounting stuff, which will help margins. But the company also needs to fix its image by becoming more of a lifestyle brand. As of today, it doesn't seem like there is anything in the growth pipeline which will do that.Further, even if Under Armour does pivot into lifestyle, they have a lot of catching up to do. Nike, Lululemon, and Adidas are firing on all cylinders right now, and all three are only gaining momentum. Under Armour will have a tough time gaining share against that backdrop. Valuation Risks Cap UpsideConsidering the competitive backdrop and Under Armour's recent inability to gain share in that competitive landscape, today's valuation on Under Armour stock seems stretched.Under Armour stock trades at nearly 60-times forward earnings. Everyone else in this industry trades roughly between 20- and 35-times forward earnings and everyone else is growing much more quickly. As such, relative to current growth rates, Under Armour's 60 forward multiple seems absurd.Sure, the bulls keep touting the long term profit growth potential. Yes, this company does sit at low single digit operating margins, versus mid-teens operating margins over at Nike. Thus, if the company does fix its inventory and discount problems, margins have lots of runway to move higher, and that will provide fuel for robust profit growth.But, if you model all that out, the valuation still seems stretched. Realistically, the global athletic apparel market will grow at a 4-6% annualized pace over the next several years. Best case scenario, Under Armour maintains share in that market.Thus, revenue growth runs around 5% per year. Operating margins move significantly higher to above 10% with inventories cleared and discounting in the rear-view mirror.Under all those aggressive assumptions, Under Armour can realistically do about $1.50 in earnings per share by fiscal 2025. Based on a Nike-average 25x forward multiple, that implies a reasonable fiscal 2024 price target for UAA of $37.50. Using a 10% discount rate, that equates to a fiscal 2019 price target of just over $23. Bottom Line on Under Armour StockUnder Armour's inventories are falling. That's good. It means the company does have runway to stabilize growth over the next several years, and push margins significantly higher. But, all that news is already priced into the stock, and the growth narrative is still riddled with competition risks. Thus, near term upside in UAA stock seems capped at $25 by competition and valuation risks.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long NKE and LULU. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential * 5 Large-Cap Stocks Holding Steady Amid Trade War Concerns * 7 ETFs for Healthy Healthcare REITs Compare Brokers The post Even a JP Morgan Endorsement Won't Help Under Armour Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains breaks down Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND) and its recent IPO that has seen it destroy Uber (UBER) and Lyft (LYFT).
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