Nike way out in front

September 2005
Dow Theory Forecasts;9/26/2005, Vol. 61 Issue 39, p1
This article reports on the performance of Nike Inc. in the stock market. Nike reported August 2005-quarter earnings per share jumped 33% to $1.61, beating consensus estimates by $0.19. Sales rose by 8% to $3.86 billion. Worldwide orders scheduled for delivery from September through January increased 11% to $4.9 billion. The most recent period marks the 20th consecutive quarter of growth in per-share earnings, and Nike has notched double-digit gains in each of the last 10 quarters. Management expects the U.S. sales will continue to drive growth for the rest of this fiscal year, with footwear leading the way.


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