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Learn about Under Armour and how it differentiates itself in the competitive athletic apparel industry in light of Porter's Five Forces model.
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Hedge funds are known to underperform the bull markets but that's not because they are terrible at stock picking. Hedge funds underperform because their net exposure in only 40-70% and they charge exorbitant fees. No one knows what the future holds and how market participants will react to the bountiful news that floods in each […]
Under Armour Inc.'s North American president, Jason LaRose, will step down from his role effective April 30, 2019, the athletic company announced in a filing. Patrik Frisk, Under Armour's chief operating officer, will head up the North American business on an interim basis. Under Armour is scheduled to announce first-quarter earnings on May 2 before the opening bell. Under Armour shares have gained 8.2% over the last three months roughly in line with the S&P 500 index , which is up 8.8% for the period.
The trademark application is the latest indication of the company's expected heavy push into self-lacing shoes and digital products.
Skechers' (SKX) shares are down following first-quarter 2019 results, possibly due to the third successive quarter of sales miss and soft second-quarter earnings view.
Jason LaRose has worked at the Baltimore-based Under Armour since 2013 and led the sportswear maker's North America business since October 2016.
Philip Morris' (PM) Q1 results benefit from pricing and improved results from the RRPs category. However, the combustible unit continues to be weak.
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Dow Jones stock Nike hit a new all-time high Wednesday. But is the athletic apparel giant a buy right now?
Soccer is consistently classified as the most popular sport across the globe. Forbes has published its annual list of the 100 highest-paid athletes, and soccer players were prevalent athletes on this list. Lionel Andres Messi is an Argentinian soccer player. The FC Barcelona forward is the highest-paid soccer player, earning $111 million and taking home $84 million in salary and winnings, and another $27 million in endorsements.
In a trading world where investors seek the latest technology or the newest trend, personal products stocks tend to receive less attention. As an older industry which mostly produces commoditized products, investment interest in this sector tends to revolve around preserving existing wealth or generating dividend income. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth Despite the perception, these firms may receive more attention as they innovate on product development or marketing. Also, a growing presence in emerging markets has also bolstered these consumer staples stocks. Although many personal products stocks could bring opportunity, these three appear especially well-positioned to profit investors:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Herbalife (HLF)Source: Aybek Erkinov via FlickrOne can argue that Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) has become better-known for hedge fund interest than what the firm produces. However, with Carl Icahn finally winning on his long bet against short-seller Bill Ackman, traders can evaluate HLF stock on sales and profit growth.The Cayman Islands-based nutrition company makes products for nutrition, energy, sports and fitness. However, its weight management segment drives more than 50% of its revenue. Though weight management encompasses multiple products, the division centers on its original product, protein shake. This Formula 1 shake is a soy-based product marketed as a "meal replacement." The company sells its product directly to the public via multi-level marketing.Unlike most personal products stocks, HLF acts as more of a growth equity. While it does not pay a dividend, it has begun to post improving growth numbers. After stagnating in the middle of the decade, revenues again started to increase in 2018. Revenue growth seems to have returned as Wall Street predicts a 6.1% increase for this year and 6.6% growth in 2020.As a result, profit increases have returned to double-digit levels, with earnings rising by 10.1% this year. This takes the forward P/E ratio to just under 14.4.HLF stock can rise, the question is how much? Herbalife currently trades at almost $53 per share. The one point of concern is it appears to have become stuck in a range. Since last August, it has twice pulled back from the low $60s per share level. I think the improving profit outlook can at least take it back to that level. However, it will need to break out of this range to sustain a longer-term upward trend. Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS)Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) is a multilevel marketing company who produces and sells both dietary supplements and personal care products. They market under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brand names.The Provo, Utah-based firm operates in about 50 markets worldwide. According to the company's 10-K, they derive about 88% of their revenue from outside the U.S. Its largest market, mainland China, accounts for around 33% of that revenue.Like most personal products stocks, NUS stock pays a dividend. The current annual payout of $1.48 per share has increased every year since 2001. For new shareholders, it also yields around 2.9%, well above S&P 500 averages.A falling stock price may explain the relatively high yield. Over the last six months, the equity has lost over 40% of its value. This decline stems from its significant presence in China and investigations. Chinese authorities allege firms such as Nu Skin engaged in the unlawful promotion of health and wellness products. In early January, China instituted a 100-day ban on business meetings.The uncertainty surrounding this probe has hammered NUS stock. Consequently, investors may have a buying opportunity. NUS stock now trades at a forward P/E ratio of 11.6. Equities forecasted to increase profits by an average of 11.35% per year over the next five years rarely trade at such a low multiple. * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm The tenuous situation in China adds to the risk of NUS stock. For this reason, it might make sense to wait or to buy only for the dividend. However, I think once the current crackdown ends, investors will hold a low-priced, high-growth stock with a generous payout. Unilever (UL, UN)Investors often confuse the stocks of London-based Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) and Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) based in the Netherlands. Despite the legal separation, both are Unilever. It maintains this dual headquarters arrangement and two tickers for a variety of reasons. Still, while UN faces higher dividend taxes, UL and UN remain almost identical for purposes of U.S. traders.Unilever owns a wide variety of consumer brands including Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Lipton Tea, Dove soap, and Axe skin products. In 2018, it derived about 60% of its revenue from personal products. The remainder came from packaged food-type products. It has undergone cost-cutting initiatives over the last few years and has aggressively moved into emerging markets.Over the long-term, UL and UN stock have generally risen, though it has stagnated over the last year. As of this writing, UN trades at about $57.50 per share, near its 52-week high. Still, both tickers support a forward P/E of about 20. Also, analysts expect an average 9.3% per year increase in profits over the next five years.For this reason, most of the benefit of owning UL and UN stock comes from the dividend. Since the company pays in pounds and euro, payouts may fluctuate. However, the stocks currently yield about 3.05%. Dividends also rise annually, at least when measured in the currency of their respective countries.Unilever may trade at a somewhat higher multiple compared to other personal products stocks. However, with its growing presence in emerging markets, both UN and UL stock can become a profitable growth and income play.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth * This Is How You Beat Back a Bear Market * 7 Dental Stocks to Buy That Will Make You Smile Compare Brokers The post 3 Personal Products Stocks to Revitalize Your Portfolio appeared first on InvestorPlace.
With Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s investor day scheduled for April 24, Instinet analysts question the company's remaining capacity for growth. "Lululemon's clearly one of the strongest retail growth stories," wrote analysts led by Simeon Siegel. "However, it seems either sales or margins are approaching a peak." Analysts think Lululemon is "more a high-margin retailer than athletic brand," forecasting that the brand will guide for sales of $6.5 billion as part of its five-year plan. "[W]e worry Lululemon is now at the point where sales growth will likely come at the expense of margins," analysts said. Instinet rates Lululemon shares neutral with a $157. Lululemon stock has rallied more than 39% for 2019 so far, outpacing the S&P 500 index , which is up nearly 16% for the period.
Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) have what it takes? Let's find out.
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Will Skechers's Q1 Results Help the Stock Keep Up Its Strong Run?(Continued from Prior Part)Valuation compared to peers As of April 15, Skechers (SKX) was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 16.2x. Skechers is currently trading at a lower
The big sports news over the weekend came out of the golf world, where Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters for the first time in 14 years to complete what many are calling one of the greatest comeback stories in sports history. Financial market observers were quick to point out that a win for Tiger, equals a win for Nike (NYSE:NKE). The logic is simple. Tiger Woods is a Nike athlete, and his return to the mountain top should lead to a surge in golf-related Nike sales, which should lead to boost in Nike stock.Source: rodrigofranca via FlickrIndeed, some Nike golf apparel had already sold out by Sunday evening on Nike's website. But, even as a long term NKE bull, I think those headlines are misleading.In the big picture, golf is a very, very small piece of the pie for Nike, and that small piece is only shrinking. Thus, while a Tiger Woods victory should lead to a healthy bump in golf-related sales for Nike, that bump will hardly be seen in the overall numbers, and it won't move the needle for Nike stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? Because of this, I think the Street is looking at the wrong catalyst here. Nike stock will head higher over the next twelve months, but not because Tiger Woods won the Masters. Rather, because Nike is launching a new signature basketball shoe for NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo within the next few weeks.Unlike golf, basketball is a huge piece of the Nike pie, and its share is only growing. Because of this, prior signature basketball shoe launches over the past five years have catalyzed big growth in both the numbers and the stock. This one should do the same. Basketball Moves the NeedleI mean no disrespect to the sport of golf; it's a great sport with a ton of fans and wide reach. But, when it comes to Nike's revenues, it is largely meaningless next to basketball.In 2017, the last year that Nike separately broke out golf revenues, golf's wholesale equivalent revenues measured under $600 million. The basketball business, which includes Jordan brand, measured nearly $4.4 billion. As a percent of total Nike brand wholesale equivalent revenues, golf represented just 2% of the pie (down from 4% in 2012), while basketball represented 15% of the pie (up from 11% in 2012). Click to EnlargeThus, over the past five-plus years, golf has consistently been an exceptionally small business for Nike, and its presence has only been getting smaller and smaller as golf's popularity has dwindled. Golf viewership has been in a secular decline for several years, and the sport is failing to appeal to younger audiences.Meanwhile, basketball has been an exceptionally big business for Nike, and its presence has only grown as basketball's popularity has soared (NBA viewership has been on the rise for several years, and the sport attracts a young demographic).Because of this, when looking for the next big catalyst in NKE, it is smart to look in the basketball market, not the golf market. When you do that, you'll see that there's reason to be excited about the potential upside in Nike over the next several months. Signature Shoe Launches Are Big CatalystsThe next big catalyst for Nike is the company's first signature basketball shoe launch since 2017, and that's a big deal, since signature basketball shoe launches tend to spark big rallies in NKE stock.Nike has had two big signature basketball shoe launches over the past five years: Kyrie Irving's signature shoe launch in December 2014, and Paul George's signature shoe launch in February 2017. Both were big catalysts for the numbers and the stock.Following the Kyrie 1 launch, basketball revenues rose 21% in fiscal 2015, and Nike rallied from $48 in December 2014, to $66 by December 2015. Meanwhile, following the PG 1 launch, basketball revenues rose 16% in fiscal 2018, and Nike rallied from $50 in February 2017, to $70 by February 2018.In other words, prior signature basketball shoe launches from Nike resulted in a huge boost in basketball sales, and because basketball comprises such a big chunk of the Nike revenue pie, those big boosts ultimately led to huge rallies in Nike stock over the subsequent twelve months.The same thing should happen this time around. Giannis Antetokounmpo is arguably the NBA's best player today, with a unique story (he hails from Greece and plays for a small market team) and ton of likability (his jersey is one of the top selling jerseys in the NBA). In other words, he has all the makings of someone who will sell a ton of shoes over the next twelve months.Thus, once his signature shoe The Freak 1 launches within the next few weeks, that should kick-start what will ultimately turn into a big twelve month rally for NKE stock. Bottom Line on Nike StockEveryone is talking about how a win for Tiger Woods equals a win for Nike. That's not really true. It equals to a win for Nike's golf business, but because that golf business is so small, it's honestly much ado about nothing for Nike stock.Instead, the big catalyst here is the launch of a new signature basketball shoe from Giannis Antetokounmpo within the next few weeks. Basketball is a big business for Nike, signature shoe launches historically lead to a big boost in that big business, and that big boost historically sparks a big rally in Nike stock.The same pattern should play out this time, implying healthy upside for Nike stock over the next several months thanks to a new signature basketball shoe.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long NKE. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth * This Is How You Beat Back a Bear Market * 7 Dental Stocks to Buy That Will Make You Smile Compare Brokers The post Nike Stock Won't See a Golf Bump, but a Basketball Bump Is on the Way appeared first on InvestorPlace.