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December 19, 2013
10:27 EDTNKEEarnings Preview: Analyst sees Nike reporting 'solid' Q2 results
Nike (NKE) is expected to report second quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, December 19, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Nike sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories worldwide. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 58c on revenue of $6.44B. The consensus range is 53c-63c for EPS and $6.24B-$6.61B for revenue, according to First Call. During its Q1 earnings conference call, Nike said it expects Q2 and FY14 revenue growing at a high single-digit rate. LAST QUARTER: The company reported Q1 EPS of 86c, beating the consensus expectation of 78c. Nike's revenue of $7B also topped the $6.96B consensus projection. Nike reported a Q1 gross margin of 44.9%, which was up 120 basis points. The company also reported worldwide futures orders were up 8%. NEWS: Nike recently announced a 14% increase to its quarterly dividend. The 24c quarterly dividend is payable on January 6, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 16. At an October investor meeting, Nike forecast $30B in revenue by the end of FY15 and revenue of $36B by the end of FY17. Other FY17 growth targets highlighted at the meeting included: apparel to grow to $10B from $7.5B, women’s business to grow to $7B from $4B, and direct to consumer e-commerce business to grow to $2B from nearly $550M. STREET RESEARCH: Morgan Stanley expects Nike to report "solid" Q2 EPS of 59c and sales growth of 8.5%. The firm expects the report and futures growth to be a catalyst for shares. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Nike shares were down about 0.6% to $77.99. Over the last three months, Nike has risen over 12%.
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April 22, 2014
06:49 EDTNKEYue Yuen falls in Hong Kong as worker strike hinders output, Bloomberg says
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06:10 EDTNKENike executives divided over boosting manufactuing in Bangladesh, WSJ reports
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April 21, 2014
06:40 EDTNKENike to pull out of wearable-hardware market, Cnet says
Nike is preparing to end production of wearable-hardware devices, and last week laid off most of its workers responsible for developing its FuelBand fitness tracker, Cnet reported Friday night. "As our Digital Sport priorities evolve, we expect to make changes within the team, and there will be a small number of layoffs," a Nike spokesman said, the website stated. Reference Link
April 17, 2014
16:17 EDTNKENike appoints Gilt CEO Michelle Peluso to board
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April 16, 2014
16:22 EDTNKEUSA Track & Field, Nike sign long-term partnership
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07:05 EDTNKENike, Adidas output disrupted by China shoe factory strike, Bloomberg says
Employees at Nike (NKE) and Adidas (ADDYY) shoe supplier Yue Yuen Industrial in Dongguan, China have been on strike for three days in hopes to gain a 30% wage increase and better benefits, according to Bloomberg, citing a Yue Yuen spokesman. Reference Link
April 10, 2014
10:00 EDTNKEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:10 EDTNKENike upgraded at Macquarie
As previously reported, Macquarie upgraded Nike to Outperform from Neutral. The firm is positive on Nike based on expectations for overseas revenue acceleration, strong futures orders, valuation, lower cost of production in Vietnam and sportswear category growth. Price target raised to $84 from $80.
05:57 EDTNKENike upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie

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