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|Bid||84.20 x 800|
|Ask||84.79 x 1400|
|Day's Range||84.36 - 86.85|
|52 Week Range||66.53 - 90.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.07|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||32.92|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.88 (1.03%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
The 2019 Travelers Championship is set to take place from June 20th to June 23rd. Tony Finau joins Yahoo Finance to share what we can expect from the event, his outlook on the business of golf and his hopes to inspire the next generation.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, bolstered by the Fed’s return to its easy-money mind-set, is on pace for its best June since 1938. And, the S&P 500, as of Friday’s intraday high, was up 7.7%, putting the broad-market gauge on track to be the sixth best June ever. What could possibly go wrong?
got a reluctant nod from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch on Monday after analyst Robert Ohmes raised his price target on the stock ahead of the company's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings but reiterated his underperform rating. In a note to clients, Ohmes raised his 12-month price target on Nike shares to $70 from $60, though reiterated his underperform rating amid what he sees as "headwinds" related to both demand for its shoes and clothing and also the impact of tariffs on the company's pricing. Shares of Nike were down 0.41% at $85.40 in trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
This week is all about anticipation, as everything arguably comes down to the meeting between Presidents Xi and Trump at G20 starting Friday. Treasury yields are under pressure again this morning and the Cboe Volatility Index (CBOE) remains above 15 even though stocks are near all-time highs. A host of major companies—some of which could deliver important tidings on consumer health and the trade situation with China—share results this week.
The Dow Jones industrials led modest stock market gains early Monday. Facebook stock is approaching a potential buy point.
People all over the world wear athletic clothing every day, but Lululemon's international revenue is disproportionally small compared to rivals.
Nike Inc. is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday after the bell and analysts say business is running so smoothly even tariffs can’t knock the athletic giant off course.
Retail has suffered recently, and many investors are worried about the impact of a trade war on a whole host of companies, Nike included.
Look for Nike, Constellation Brands, and McCormick stocks to make big moves over the next few trading days in advance of earnings reports late in the week.
Editor's note: InvestorPlace's Earnings Reports to Watch is updated weekly. Please check back next week for our latest earnings picks.The earnings calendar is surprisingly full next week. Typically, late June is a quiet time for the market. But several major companies in several key sectors will deliver earnings reports next week.Most notably, investors should be able to get a read on the consumer packaged goods sector. Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG), McCormick (NYSE:MKC), Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ,NYSE:STZ.B), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) all release earnings reports next week. The market will get some good data on the struggling supplier side of that industry after decent, but unspectacular results from retailer Kroger (NYSE:KR) this week.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsElsewhere, FedEx (NYSE:FDX) delivers its fiscal fourth-quarter results on Tuesday afternoon. FedEx isn't quite the economic bellwether it once was, but its take on the macro economy still will be worth noting. And investors in United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) no doubt will be watching closely as the two incumbents try and manage rising pressure from Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). * The 7 Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 Reports from KB Home (NYSE:KBH) and BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) also look important. Overall, there's a decent amount of news coming ahead of a holiday week. But even those reports aren't the most important to watch next week -- which shows just how much is going on. Before going on vacation, investors need to pay attention to these three key earnings reports next week: Micron (MU)Source: Shutterstock Earnings Report Date: Tuesday, June 25, after market closeFew companies outside of Micron (NASDAQ:MU) seem more in need of a good earnings report. And excluding retail, few sectors need a dose of optimism more than semiconductors. Hopes for a second-half recovery seem to have dimmed. Commentary after Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) earnings this week are the latest signal that a chip rebound isn't coming until 2020 at the earliest.For Micron, memory prices still are headed in the wrong direction, but the question remains how long that will last. As such, commentary from management on Tuesday afternoon may be more important than the actual numbers.It will also be interesting to see how aggressive the company was in buying back MU stock given a $10 billion repurchase authorization announced last year. Did the company put its money where its proverbial mouth has been?MU stock does look attractive at the lows, in part because it looks so cheap. But that valuation exists because market participants believe earnings declines will continue for some time to come. If Micron can convince those investors otherwise, MU stock will rise. And it will likely bring other chip stocks -- and their suppliers -- along for the ride. Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrEarnings Report Date: Thursday, June 27, before market openThen again, it could be worse for chip stocks; they could be pharmacies. Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) heads into Thursday's earnings report just off a five-year low. It's not alone. CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) touched a six-year low last month. Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) is in a similar spot.Here, too, both the stock and the industry desperately need some good news from earnings. But there's not a lot of reason to expect that good news is on the way. Front-end sales trends have been negative across the industry of late, with no sign of a bottom. Pressures on the pharmacy side -- fewer generics and higher drug costs -- aren't going anywhere. And as I wrote in April, Walgreens' execution has left quite a bit to be desired as well. * 5 Boring Stocks to Buy This Summer WBA stock is cheap, and investors might see this as the point of maximum pessimism. But that case could have made for the last few quarters; none of those earnings reports have changed the broader trend here. If Walgreens can deliver, pharmacy stocks can rally. At the moment, however, that seems like a big ask. Nike (NKE)Source: Shutterstock Earnings Report Date: Thursday, June 27, after market closeEarnings reports from Nike (NYSE:NKE) are always interesting. The sneaker giant is a barometer for consumer confidence, given its high-dollar and somewhat discretionary offerings. NKE stock itself generally doesn't move all that much after earnings, but its numbers and commentary can have an impact across the apparel and footwear industries.Thursday afternoon's report seems a bit more interesting than usual. As Luke Lango noted, Nike is one of the stocks with the largest exposure to trade war concerns. That's true on the cost front, given how many Nike products are manufactured in that country. But as Lango noted, Nike also gets 15% of its sales from Greater China.And so Nike represents a test case for the impact of U.S.-China relations at the moment. Are Chinese consumers shunning U.S. brands --even Nike, one of their perennial favorites? Can tariff impacts on the cost side be offset? If not, how big is the impact?At the moment, it looks like the trade war is a long way from ending. Investors trying to prepare for the 'new normal' should take a close look at Nike earnings to understand what that new environment might look like.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned.Compare Brokers The post 3 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Stocks have been on fire in 2019. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 is up more than 16%. Over the past decade, the S&P 500 has rallied more than 16% in a full year only three times. It has done so only five times in the past two decades. We are already at that mark today, and it isn't even July.In other words, stocks have had a record-setting performance in the first half of 2019. As the old saying goes, "a rising tide lifts all boats." Thus, as the broader market has rallied big in early 2019, most stocks have rallied alongside it.But, as any good investor knows, no party lasts forever. There's reason to believe this party in stocks will moderate into the end of the year. Depressed valuations supported the big rally in stocks in early 2019. Coming into the year, the S&P 500 was trading around 14-times forward earnings, well below the historical norm.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsToday, this depressed valuation support no longer exists. The S&P 500 now trades at over 16.5-times forward earnings, which is above the historical norm for the index. Sustained profit growth can keep stocks in rally mode despite this above-average valuation. But, with valuations now higher than they were before, the big 2019 stock market rally will likely slow into the end of the year.As it does slow, gains across the market will become less broad and more narrow, meaning that we will see a handful of stocks struggle in the back half of the year. * 6 Stocks Ready to Bounce on a Trade Deal Which stocks fall into this category? Let's take a look at six stocks to sell before the stock market party slows down. Stocks to Sell for the Rest of 2019: Under Armour (UAA)Source: Shutterstock At the top of this list of stocks to sell, we have athletic apparel company Under Armour (NYSE:UAA).The bull thesis on UAA stock is pretty simple. You have a beaten up athletic apparel company that has struggled to grow revenues over the past several years, and which operates at depressed margins. But the company has finally cleared its inventory, and management is sounding a bullish tone about growth prospects over the next several years. Thus, there's reason to believe that revenue growth can and will re-accelerate over the next several years, and as it does, profit growth will be doubly robust since margins will ramp from a depressed 2018 base.This bull thesis is legit. That is exactly what will happen. But, it misunderstands one very important thing: valuation.UAA stock trades at 53-times forward earnings. The growth darlings in this industry, Nike (NYSE:NKE) and Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), both trade sub-40 forward multiples. They are also both growing revenues faster than Under Armour. Sure, UAA has more profit growth potential because of its depressed 2018 margin base. Even if you model everything out, though, it's tough to justify a $29 price tag on UAA stock today.As such, I think growth will disappoint in the back-half of the year, and that this disappointing growth will ultimately short-circuit the recent rally in UAA stock. Snap (SNAP)Source: Shutterstock Second on this list of stocks to sell in the back half of 2019 is hyper-growth social media company Snap (NYSE:SNAP).Much like Under Armour, the bull thesis on Snap is pretty simple. After several quarters of user base compression, the user base has finally stabilized, and will likely resume growth in the coming quarters as the Android app revamp grows the platform's international reach. With the user base back in growth mode, the company can return its focus to improving the ad business, which should result in advertisers flocking back to the platform. This will result in healthy revenue growth, which should also drive strong margin expansion, and one day produce big profits at scale.Much like the bull thesis on UAA stock, the bull thesis on SNAP stock misunderstands valuation and competition.SNAP stock trades at a whopping 12-times forward sales. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) both trade around 8-times forward sales. Again, some of the valuation premium is warranted because Snap is ramping growth from a smaller base. But competition concerns are very real here, and could ultimately short-circuit Snap's renewed user growth trajectory and ad growth ramp, especially if Instagram plunges more into commerce and grows young consumers mind-share. If that happens, SNAP stock will fall in a big way from today's elevated valuation levels. * 7 Value Stocks to Buy for the Second Half Net net, SNAP stock has simply come too far and too fast in 2019, and looks subject to a big draw-down in the back half of year in the not-so-unlikely event that the growth trajectory flattens out. Proctor & Gamble (PG)Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)Third on this list of stocks to sell in the second half of 2019 is consumer staples giant Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG).At first glance, PG stock looks like a great place to hang out right now. This is a consumer staples giant which sells the sort of stuff that will have stable consumer demand forever regardless of the economic backdrop. Thus, with macroeconomic risks on the rise in a late stage bull market, P&G's relatively stable profit growth outlook is attractive. Further, the stock has a juicy 2.7% yield, which looks especially attractive against the backdrop of a depressed 10-year Treasury Yield.The problem, though, is that everyone is looking at PG stock this way, and long Procter & Gamble has become a crowded trade.PG stock now trades at 24-times forward earnings. That's a bigger forward earnings multiple than both Facebook and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL). Both Facebook and Alphabet grew revenues by over 20% last quarter, have reported 20%-plus revenue growth for the past several years, and project to do the same over the next several years. P&G reported organic revenue growth of 5% last quarter and un-adjusted sales growth of 1%. Over the next several years, this projects as a low-single-digit revenue grower.In other words, the long PG trade has become way overcrowded. Towards the back half of the year, as growth continues to come in at the low-single-digit range, this crowded trade will unwind, and PG stock will fall. Starbucks (SBUX)Source: Shutterstock Another stock to sell in the back half of 2019 is retail coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX).Much like Procter & Gamble, SBUX stock looks really good upon first glance. You have the world's leading retail coffee company which is using menu innovations and digital integrations to drive re-accelerated positive comparable sales growth in the U.S. At the same time, the company is rapidly expanding in China and has robust growth potential over there, supported by a long unit growth runway. Margins are stable. Profits should head higher. So should the stock.But, there are competition risks here which could hamper the growth narrative in the second half of 2019.On the U.S. front, traffic growth has gone from consistently positive to consistently negative, meaning that positive comps in the U.S. are being driven entirely by price hikes. But, with McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) expanding its presence in the low-price breakfast category and indie coffee shops expanding their presence in the high-price breakfast category, Starbucks doesn't have much wiggle room to hike prices further without risking big traffic declines. This all could come to a head in the back half of 2019, and comparable sales growth could fall back to the flat line. * 5 Stocks to Buy for $20 or Less At the same time, the China growth narrative is threatened by the rapid expansion of freshly public Luckin Coffee (NYSE:LK). In the big picture, the Starbucks growth narrative is sliding on thin ice right now. That ice could break in the back half of 2019. When it does, SBUX stock is liable to fall in a big way. Ulta (ULTA)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrWhen it comes to stocks to sell in the back half of 2019, one name that comes to mind is cosmetics retailer Ulta (NASDAQ:ULTA).Structurally, there is nothing wrong with the Ulta stock growth narrative. Ulta is the biggest cosmetics-focused retailer in the United States, and has naturally benefited from powerful secular growth tailwinds in the cosmetics industry over the past several years (the rise of selfie-focused and image-sharing apps has led to a rise in consumers wanting to look good, which has led to a rise in beauty sales). This tailwind will persist.Ulta is also benefiting from a healthy unit growth narrative which has consistently powered 10%-plus unit growth over the past several years. This tailwind will largely persist, too. The company also has a strong direct business and healthy margins.But, all of those tailwinds are slowing down and they will continue to slow. ULTA stock simply isn't priced for this slowing to persist.In 2017, comparable sales growth was nearly 16%. In 2018, it fell to 11%. Last quarter, it was 7%. For the full year, it's expected at 6.5%. Digital sales growth and unit growth have followed a similar deceleration trajectory. Meanwhile, operating margins are flattening out.The Ulta growth narrative is slowing. But, ULTA stock trades at a 52-week high valuation of nearly 28-times forward earnings. A 52-week-high valuation coupled with a slowing growth narrative? That's not a recipe for success. As such, as those two divergent dynamics converge in the back half of 2019, ULTA stock could drop. Zoom (ZM)Source: ZoomLast, but not least, on this list of stocks to sell for the rest of 2019 is IPO darling Zoom Video (NASDAQ:ZM).Zoom is a great company. Video conferencing is the next big leg of growth in the enterprise communication world. Zoom is at the heart of this video conferencing growth narrative and has emerged as the hottest player in that market. Revenues rose more than 100% last quarter. Importantly, gross margins are in sky-high 80%-plus territory, the operating expense rate is rapidly falling, and the company is already profitable.This rare combination of early profitability and big revenue growth has investors drooling over ZM stock. Consequently, the stock has nearly tripled from its IPO price.But, this rally seems overdone. The video conferencing market is big. But not that big. Plus, there's a ton of competition in this market, and Zoom is actually one of the smaller players. Sizable competition and a limited addressable market are two going concerns here. If you math out the company's long term potential, it would take some awfully bullish assumptions to justify a $100-plus price tag for ZM stock today. * 6 Stocks Ready to Bounce on a Trade Deal Broadly, then, ZM stock just seems to have come too far, too fast, during its IPO honeymoon phase. Eventually, this honeymoon phase will end, reality will sink in, and Zoom stock will drop.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long NKE, LULU, FB, TWTR, GOOG, MCD, and LK. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for a Noisy Market * 5 Strong Buy Biotech Stocks for the Second Half * 6 Stocks Ready to Bounce on a Trade Deal Compare Brokers The post 6 Stocks to Sell in the Back Half of 2019 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NIKE's (NKE) fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings are poised to gain from robust momentum in North America and China markets. However, currency headwinds may play spoilsport.
Dow Jones stock Nike is testing a new buy point. But shares have lagged the broader market in recent months while earnings growth has cooled. Is the athletic apparel giant a good buy now?
Nike (NKE) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
The major stock indexes targeted new highs in today's stock market rally. FANG stock Amazon and Facebook eyed new buy points.
Shares of Nike (NKE) have fallen nearly 4% over the last three months after the sportswear powerhouse warned Wall Street of slowing growth last quarter. Here's what to expect from Nike's top and bottom lines, as well as its key regions: China and North America.
One key metric to watch, says Citigroup, is the company’s sales in China. Nike shares performed relatively well during the tumult of late 2018, and the stock is up 11.4% in the trailing 12-month period. The shares suffered a small selloff following Nike’s third-quarter earnings report in late March, and the company has made some other missteps.
NIKE (NKE) boasts an impressive earnings record, driven by solid execution of Consumer Direct Offense. But currency headwinds might play spoilsport in fourth-quarter fiscal 2019.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti, an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, is scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 12 in federal court in Manhattan on charges of extorting Nike Inc. Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to the charges. "I look forward to a New York jury hearing all of the relevant evidence relating to Nike," the California lawyer wrote in an email.