|Bid||0.00 x 1800|
|Ask||85.50 x 4000|
|Day's Range||85.10 - 85.78|
|52 Week Range||63.21 - 86.04|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.85|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||64.78|
|Earnings Date||Mar 20, 2019 - Mar 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.88 (1.04%)|
|1y Target Est||87.33|
Todd Gordon, TradingAnalysis.com, on key levels for the market. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Karen Finerman, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami.
It was exactly a month ago that Nike took the wraps off of Adapt BB, itslatest pair of shoes with power laces, and now the company is finally ready tobring them to the masses
Shares of Nike (NYSE:NKE) have been sprinting higher, giving investors a good old case of the FOMOs (fear of missing out). Hindsight is 20/20 of course, but investors had a terrific opportunity to gobble up Nike stock in late-December, right as the overall market was capitulating."Well duh, we had a great chance to buy almost every stock in late-December, Bret."Obviously most stocks were under pressure as the markets tumbled into the Christmas holiday, but NKE stock was a unique situation. That's because the company just turned in a strong fiscal-second quarter earnings report on Thursday, Dec. 20. The market bottomed on Monday, Dec. 24, was closed the next day and started its surge on Dec. 26.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher Of course the market completely ignored this common-sense rationale and slammed Nike stock lower with the rest of the Dow. But longer term investors with an ounce patience recognized the situation for what it was: A buying opportunity. Lacing Up with Nike StockLast quarter, earnings of 52 cents per share came in seven cents a share ahead of expectations. Revenue of $9.37 billion topped estimates by $200 million and grew 9.6% year-over-year (YoY).Aside from a top- and bottom- line beat, gross margins topped consensus estimates while inventories decreased YoY. Growth and margin expansion were led by Nike's direct-to-consumer business.Overall, it was a strong quarter for the company and that's when investors should have been jumping all over NKE. Worth noting, the company is almost done with its four-year $12 billion share buyback plan. That means Nike will soon embark on its four-year $15 billion buyback plan.Over the last few days, shares have been getting an extra boost. That's as a potential trade deal between China and the U.S. is growing increasingly likely. That's a plus for Nike, which does considerable business in China. But shares have also been on the move following an earnings and revenue beat and solid outlook from Under Armour (NYSE:UAA, NYSE:UA).That gives Nike stock investors confidence that it's business as usual for the king of sports apparel.As it stands, analysts expect Nike to earn $2.65 per share this year, 11% growth from fiscal 2018. In fiscal 2020 (next year, but begins in two quarters), expectations call for 18.5% earnings growth. Further, forecasts call for 7.8% revenue growth in both years.That's a solid growth profile if Nike can achieve it. Even more so, if the company can accelerate its earnings growth in the significant manner that analysts currently expect, it will represent growing profitability and give investors one more reason to justify buying the stock. Trading NKE Stock Click to EnlargeThere's a difference between a broken stock and a broken company. The former, like Nike in December, is a company with strong fundamentals but a stock is disarray. The latter adds fundamental turmoil to the situation.So the question is, can Nike stock get to $100 a share? According to Oppenheimer analysts' new price target, the answer is yes. "We have turned even more impressed with the underlying operating prowess of the company and its brand," the analysts said, noting that margins should continue to improve.NKE stock is coming in hot to its prior highs. As such, shares sport an RSI reading of 76 (green circle), suggesting an overbought condition. This isn't a reason to sell the stock, but it is a consideration on waiting for a pullback and/or some consolidation.Is it possible that Nike powers through resistance to new highs and becomes even more overbought in the short term? Of course! My thought is that we'll eventually get a trade deal with China, but I would be surprised if don't get some negative headlines first. Something like, "Trade Deal in Jeopardy," or "U.S.-China Trade Talks Stall."That could send Nike and a host of others into a pullback and that could be our buying opportunity. As it stands, I'm waiting on Nike stock. But a trade deal coupled with a breakout over $86 could send NKE stock to $100 this year.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 10 Best ETFs You Can Buy * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? Compare Brokers The post Nike Stock Is Set to Surge to $100 Sooner Than You Think appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NIKE, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the company’s outstanding Class A and Class B Common Stock payable on April 1, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business March 4, 2019.
Shares of Canada Goose (GOOS) plummeted over 13% through mid-afternoon trading Thursday, despite posting better-than-projected quarterly financial results. Therefore, the downturn might have been caused by broader retail worries.
Fashion trends come and go, but one trend that has bucked the cycle and remained atop the global fashion category for several years now is the athletic apparel trend, boosting athletic stocks.Broadly speaking, consumers have gravitated increasingly towards athletic apparel as the athletic and casual fashion categories have converged on one another to create the now immensely popular athleisure space. According to Piper Jaffray's Taking Stock with Teens Survey, the athletic apparel category has benefited from consistently rising mind-share ever since 2008.It's now 2019, and that mind-share is still growing.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIn other words, the rise of the athletic apparel category is starting to look more like a secular consumer lifestyle trend, than a cyclical fashion trend. As such, the athletic apparel stocks which have run higher over the past several years thanks to this trend, should continue to run higher over the next several years, too, as the trend persists. * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again With that in mind, let's take a look at seven athletic stocks that are ready to run higher.Source: Shutterstock Nike (NKE)At the top of the athletic apparel category is Nike (NYSE:NKE).Nike is the unchallenged leader in this market, and that has been the case for several decades now. To be sure, competitive threats arise in the space every few years to challenge Nike's dominance. But all these really do is embolden Nike. NKE stock allocates a bunch of resources to growth-related initiatives, squashes the competition and expands its dominance.This will remain true for the foreseeable future. Every trend is moving in Nike's favor right now, including robust growth in China, margin improvements, an impressive pace of product innovation, market expansion into men's yoga apparel and big contract wins to supply the MLB with on-field jerseys and equipment. So long as these trends remain favorable, Nike stock will remain on a winning trajectory. Source: Shutterstock Foot Locker (FL)If there is one way to play the Nike trend without buying Nike stock, then it is buying shares of Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) instead.For all intents and purposes, Foot Locker is Nike's retailer. About 70% of the product sold at Foot Locker stores and online is Nike product. This is why as Nike has regained dominance in the athletic apparel industry over the past few quarters, Foot Locker's numbers have materially improved, and FL stock has gone from $40 to $60. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century This correlated uptrend in FL and NKE stock will persist. To be sure, Nike is pushing direct sales and narrowing its wholesale channel portfolio. But, that narrowing does not include any cuts to Foot Locker, since Nike sees Foot Locker as an extremely valuable channel to reach customers. Thus, the Nike and Foot Locker relationship will remain healthy for a lot longer, and that will power both of these stocks higher.Source: Shutterstock Lululemon (LULU)The hottest name in the athletic apparel space right now is Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU).Lululemon has made a name for itself over the past decade as the top provide of high-quality women's yoga apparel. LULU killed it in that industry and developed second-to-none brand equity and customer loyalty among their core demographic (female yogis). Now, Lululemon is leveraging that supercharged brand equity and customer loyalty to significantly expand their product assortment and demographic reach. This includes jumping into the men's business and expanding well beyond the yoga space.Overall, Lululemon is currently in the process of shifting from a niche yoga apparel brand to a broad athletic apparel brand. Because the company has established a strong reputation for itself for developing high-quality clothing, this shift is playing out smoothly for the company.Net result? Dramatically higher revenues and profits. This trend will persist, since Lululemon is still so small relative to other athletic apparel giants. As such, LULU stock should remain in a solid uptrend for the foreseeable future.Source: Shutterstock Skechers (SKX)One of the most underrated athletic apparel brands in the world is Skechers (NYSE:SKX).Most athletic apparel brands, like Nike or Lululemon, fight to be the coolest and trendiest brand in the space. Skechers doesn't really care about that. Instead, this company has consistently emphasized price and comfort over coolness and style. This emphasis has made the brand unpopular among trend-oriented consumers, but has also made the brand super popular among consumers who -- much like the brand -- want comfort over style.As it turns out, this market is pretty big, and Skechers is dominating it on a global scale. That is why this company has been a solid high-single-digit and up revenue grower for the past several years. But, SKX stock has failed to rally alongside revenues because margins have been an issue, and profit growth has been diluted. That margin headwind appears to be turning a corner. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months Last quarter, for the first time in a long time, Skechers grew revenues and profits side-by-side. If the company can maintain this new trend, then SKX stock will continue to rally in a big way given its still depressed valuation (just 17x forward earnings).Source: Jose Carlos Cortizo Perez via Flickr Athletic Stocks to Buy: Puma (PUMAF)One of the largest athletic apparel brands in the world is Puma (OTCMKTS:PMMAF), yet the company is hardly talked about in mainstream media. That's about to change.For the first time in over twenty years, Puma is making moves in the ultra-valuable basketball market. These moves aren't small, either. Puma has named rapper/celebrity Jay-Z -- someone who has a lot of clout in basketball circles -- as creative director of Puma Basketball. They've also signed DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley -- the top two picks in last year's NBA draft and potential future all stars -- to multi-year contracts. NBA players DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay are also new Puma athletes.Overall, Puma is starting to make some noise in the too-big-to-ignore basketball market. With Jay-Z on board, it shouldn't be too hard to lure a few big names over to the brand. As such, this basketball revolution at Puma is just getting started, and as it plays out over the next several quarters and years, Puma's revenues, profits and stock price should all rise.Source: Shutterstock Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS)Sporting goods stores were supposed to be a dying breed. However, one company that has managed to hold its own is Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS).As consumers have shifted online and athletic apparel brands have shifted to focus on direct-sales channels, sporting goods stores have been increasingly cut out of the athletic apparel retail landscape, and many have been forced to shutter their doors. But, not Dick's Sporting Goods. Instead, DKS went through a rough patch, has come out the other side and is now reporting numbers that don't at all indicate bankruptcy any time soon.Over the next few years, Dick's Sporting Goods will undergo a Best Buy (NYSE:BBY)-type renaissance. Electronics stores were also a dying breed earlier this decade. But, Best Buy survived the electronics store apocalypse, came out the other side stronger than ever, and gobbled up all the excess market share, which led to robust profit growth and huge gains for BBY stock. * 7 Reasons You Want Boeing Stock in Your Portfolio The same thing will happen with Dick's Sporting Goods in the sporting goods industry over the next few years. As such, now looks like a good time to buy into a relatively depressed stock before it moves to new highs.Source: McArthurGlen Designer Outlets via Flickr (modified) Columbia (COLM)Often left out of the discussion about athletic apparel brands is Columbia (NASDAQ:COLM). But Columbia's torrid growth as of late makes the company hard to ignore.Columbia is coming off a quarter and full year that saw record sales, gross margins, operating profits, net profits and earnings per share. Last quarter, revenues rose 17% and operating profits rose 34%. Last year, revenues rose 11% and operating profits rose 30%. Next year, revenues are expected to rise in the mid-to-high-single-digit range, while gross margins are expected to expand and profits are guided to head higher, too.Overall, Columbia is simply on fire right now. The stock isn't terribly expensive, around 26x forward earnings, a level which has been historically normal for COLM stock. Investor sentiment is bullish. So is analyst sentiment. The technicals are healthy. Putting it all together, it looks like COLM stock can and will continue to head higher from here.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long NKE, FL, LULU, SKX, and BBY. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 5 Tips to Become a Better Stock Trader Compare Brokers The post 7 Athletic Stocks That Could Run Higher appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Nike took a risk in hiring Kaepernick and it paid off – the same cannot be said for a store that took a risk and boycotted the brand
Shares of Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) rose sharply on Tuesday after the athletic apparel company reported healthy fourth-quarter numbers which topped revenue and profit expectations. UAA stock price rose 10% on the day and is already giving back some of those gains this morning.Source: Shutterstock UAA stock is now up more than 80% since bottoming out around $12 in late 2017. Some bulls are pounding on the table and saying recent numbers underscore that this big Under Armour turnaround is only halfway done. The numbers actually say otherwise. At its core, Under Armour is an athletic apparel company with staying power in the secular growth athletic apparel industry. But the company is also losing relevance and popularity within that industry. The competition is only getting bigger and better, and Under Armour isn't adapting quickly enough. As such, this will remain a slow revenue growth company with depressed margins for the foreseeable future. * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! At $22, Under Armour stock is fully priced considering that bleak reality. Potential upside into the end of the year looks limited, and this rally (much like previous rallies towards $25) will likely end with a big drop toward $20.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat's a drop worth buying. Until then, the best thing to do with UAA stock is stay away as it closes in on $25. Under Armour's Numbers Weren't That GoodBulls want to rally around the headline Q4 double beat. But, underneath that headline, there were some serious problems with Under Armour's numbers in the quarter. Those problems include: * Revenue growth was just 3% in the quarter, 4% for the year, and expected to be 3.5% next year. Those aren't very strong growth rates, especially for a company with broad exposure to the rapidly growing athletic apparel space. They also don't scream "big turnaround is coming". Instead, with revenue growth set to cool next year, they actually imply that this turnaround is on its last legs. * North America revenues dropped 6% in the quarter. That ends a multi-quarter streak of North America business stabilization, and implies that this business will continue to struggle for the foreseeable future. * While gross margins are expected to rise by 70 basis points next year, the operating profit guide implies less than 70 basis points of expansion on the operating margin line. That's a big hit on the long-term margin expansion narrative, since without falling opex rates, it will be tough for gross margin expansion alone to drive operating margins materially higher in the long run.Overall, while Under Armour's Q4 numbers and fiscal 2019 guide weren't bad, they weren't good either. If anything, they indicate that this company is stabilizing, but that the big turnaround has already happened. Fundamentals Limit UpsideThe model for Under Armour isn't terribly hard.The athletic apparel market globally is growing at a steady 7% annualized rate. Under Armour, a sub-5% revenue growth company, is losing share in that market, and will continue to lose share given the company's inability to transform into a lifestyle brand and penetrate the athleisure market at scale. As such, Under Armour will remain a sub-5% revenue growth company for the foreseeable future.Gross margins will continue to trend higher as the company pushes DTC sales and gets product back into full price distribution channels. But, the lack of opex leverage expected in 2019 is problematic. Opex rates will fall over time. But, not by that much since revenue growth won't be that big. Thus, we are talking slight gross margin expansion and slight opex leverage for the foreseeable future.Overall, Under Armour can probably continue to grow revenues by 4-5%, and improve operating margins to 10% by fiscal 2024.Under those assumptions, $1.30 in EPS seems achievable by fiscal 2024. Based on a Nike (NYSE:NKE) average 25 forward multiple, that equates to a 2023 price target of $32.50. Discounted back by 10% per year, that equates to a fiscal 2019 price target for UAA stock of about $22.Thus, as UAA stock closes in on $25, upside into the end of the year looks limited. Bottom Line on UAA StockUnder Armour is a fine company in a great industry. But, the stock price currently reflects optimism that things will get better. They won't. At best, Under Armour defends its position, and operations stabilize. At worst, competition continues to eat away at Under Armour, and things get worse. * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again Consequently, this current rally towards $25 will -- much like prior rallies to $25 -- ultimately end in disappointment for bulls.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long NKE. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 7 Forever Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains * 5 Self-Driving Car Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post Why Under Armour Stock Won't Hit $25 appeared first on InvestorPlace.