Retail Investments

Why Footwear Adidas Will Outperform Nike

Why Footwear Adidas Will Outperform Nike

Athletic footwear has come a long way from the humble “tennis shoes” of decades ago. Now, this footwear has become the norm, with the enduring popularity of athleisure. That’s why the Kantar BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands 2021 ranking showed that apparel brands saw some of their fastest brand value growth in 2021, as shoppers […]

Is The Bottom In For The Retail Sector?

Is The Bottom In For The Retail Sector?

It was the most challenging week in recent memory for blue chip retailers, with inflation and supply chain constraints hurting earnings and scaring away investors. Options action was mixed in Consumer Staples Select SPDR ETF (XLP), the leading retail sector ETF.  One massive put spread that traded in XLP options during the week appears to […]

Trade of the Week: TGT

Trade of the Week: TGT

Several key retail stocks sold off sharply last week as inflation and supply chain issues took a toll on earnings. Target (TGT) was hit the hardest and dropped 25% in a day. Costco (COST) and Walmart (WMT) also saw their share prices decline. Options action was mixed on TGT, with some options traders potentially looking for a […]

Vizio Shares Near 52-Week Low Ahead of Earnings

Vizio Shares Near 52-Week Low Ahead of Earnings

VIZIO Holdings (VZIO) shares are trading near their recent 52-week low—south of $12—following the company’s initial public offering (IPO) of $21 in March of last year. At the time, the company priced just over 12 million shares at $21-$23 in its debut; after the deal, the size was reduced from 15 million shares. In its […]

Analysts Just Raised This Retailer’s Price Target By 40%

Analysts Just Raised This Retailer’s Price Target By 40%

Pay close attention to Nordstrom (JWN). After diving from a November high of $34.65 to a low of $19.39, the retailer is once again skyrocketing—so much so, it could refill its bearish gap around $32.50 a share, near-term. This is all thanks to blowout earnings and a strong outlook. For its fourth quarter, Nordstrom posted […]

Here’s Why Best Buy is Ready for Dip Buyers

Here’s Why Best Buy is Ready for Dip Buyers

Best Buy (BBY) shares have been clobbered, all thanks to disappointing gross margins in the company’s latest earnings report. However, after dropping from $140 to about $102.50, the pullback has become overkill. At current prices, not only has the BBY stock found strong support dating back to early 2021, but it’s also become aggressively oversold […]

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Good Management Matters – Here’s How to Find It

Dear Reader, Recent earnings coming out of the retail sector show how important management decisions have become in this era of supply chain challenges and high inflation. Stocks have stopped moving in tandem with their peers. Those who can pick the best companies, with the best management teams, as their investments will significantly outperform the […]