Nike paid GBP 1M for selling GBP 100M of ManU replica kits, The Independent says Nike (NKE) paid only GBP 1M in taxes for the past five years on its GBP 100M in Manchester United (MANU) replicak kits saies, reports The Independent. According to accounts filed with Companies House, the company funneled cloes to GBP 40M during the time to its Dutch business despite making most of its money in the U.K. Reference Link
Nike downgraded to Hold from Overweight at HSBC HSBC downgraded Nike to Hold and lowered its price target to $104 from $107. The firm said Nike's valuation remains impressive but believes estimates are unlikely to move significantly higher given FX impact and downgraded shares due to valuation.
On The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Tower (AMT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Ameriprise (AMP) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Builders FirstSource (BLDR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... China Telecom (CHA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... China Unicom (CHU) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Bernstein... Discover (DFS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... EV Energy (EVEP) upgraded on asset sale at RBC Capital... GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Intel (INTC) upgraded on valuation at RBC Capital... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein... Rice Energy (RICE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Staples (SPLS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Team (TISI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Ulta Salon (ULTA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.