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nike trainers mens uk So where do you go from here? Let me start by saying that I am the antithesis of your normal sports enthusiast. However, that is not a hindrance to recognizing successful companies in the athletic arena. Nike (NKE) with its famous swoosh trademark, would be my first suggestion in the competitive world of sports apparel ... and the shares are on sale. Notice I did not say anything about investing in companies that some parasitic investment letter, TV performer or commission based stock broker says you must buy right now. Believe me if they really knew what stocks to buy and when, they would be buying and not living off subscriptions, advertisers and commissions. There is nothing wrong with reading about or listening to investment ideas. It is when you act on those ideas without doing your own due diligence that losses occur. Act imprudently and the market will take its toll. When I wrote about the company a year ago, my earnings estimate for fiscal 2017 (fiscal year ended May 31) was $2.40 per share with a 12-month projected share price nike trainers womens uk of $61, for a 10 percent capital gain. There was also an indicated dividend yield of 1.15 percent. So how did the company do? Earnings for the year came in at $2.51 and the shares recently closed at $57.57, slightly below my forecast. Nike produced strong fiscal fourth-quarter earnings. For the quarter, revenues were higher, profits were up 5 percent, and the company’s gross margin increased. Inventory levels also came down 6 percent over the past 12 months.
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