NIKE
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Nike has been around for quite some time and is recognized as one of the leaders in the sporting goods and athletic fashion category. This company has been able to stay ahead of the trend and continue to push boundaries in regards to trends. With their shoes and other products, they’ve been able to maintain dominance. Of course being in this industry has risk, but we’ll go over that a little later in the article. For now, let us take a look at their most recent numbers to get a feel for how the company is doing.

 fundamentals retail   nike consumer cyclical footwear & accessories apparel
Starbucks
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Recently, Starbucks has begun to utilize online ordering for their stores, but this has not come without growing pains. The largest complaint many individuals have is the line situation and how it is unaccommodating for people who have ordered online. Someone had to be the fist and Starbucks was that person. Now, many other companies are beginning to unveil a similar product which can help people on the go hop in and out without waiting in line. Be sure to keep an eye on how Starbucks deals with this and if they continue to innovate.

 fundamentals food   starbucks consumer restaurants consumer cyclical
Gordmans Stores
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Gordmans just recently announced they will be filing bankruptcy and eliminating all of their stores nationwide. Now of course there is not a whole lot to talk about since the company will no longer be around, but what this does is bring to light the current situation of the retail sector. In the last few months, we’ve seen Bass Pro purchase Cabelas, Gander Mountain close several stores, and MC Sports close their doors. This should be a strong indication that the retail space is extremely competitive and could be in the process of consolidating. 

 fundamentals retail   gordmans stores
Twitter
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Twitter as always been behind Facebook and now could be behind Instagram. With the addition of Snapchat to the market, Twitter is now facing stock pressure. A come such as this is always facing competition, but the other issue is profitability. This company may have a hard time reaching that level and it should be concerning to current and potential investors. Just because a company goes public with a product that millions of people use doesn’t automatically make it a great candidate for investments. Be sure to look into the details and the fundamental health.

 fundamentals technology   twitter media, publishing advertising - marketing - media - e-commerce internet content & information
V F Corporation
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

V. F. Corporation is a company that sells clothing and other items in the retails space. Some of the most well known brands are Vans shoes and Lee jeans, as these can be found at many stores. Retail is a large part of our economy and should be watched closely because it affects many different avenues within out economy. When investing in retail companies, be sure to complete the proper amount of research because they may do well in the short term, but there is a lot of long term risk.

 fundamentals retail   v f consumer clothing and shoe manufacturers consumer cyclical apparel manufacturing
Berkshire Hathaway
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Berkshire Hathaway is a name forever linked to the famous investor, Warren Buffet. When you here a company is a Berkshire Hathaway company, it is under the umbrella of companies Warren Buffet owns. His strong point is insurance, but he certainly has many different types of business in the portfolio. Also, there are many different kinds of stock you can invest in, but this article is just going to give a minor oversight of the company to give you something to think about while looking at new investment opportunities. 

 fundamentals other   berkshire hathaway financial services insurance - diversified
Intel
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Intel’s recent news consists of them purchasing the company Mobileye, which provides technology in driverless vehicles. Certainly this is a hot topic in the tech industry as companies race to be the first one to perfect a driverless car. Intel has a lot to offer as they manufacture several components for computers for individuals, as well as corporations and businesses. Having a tech company in your portfolio can certainly help with diversification, but only you can determine if it will ultimately be a good fit. Now, let us take a look at the most recent numbers.

 fundamentals technology   intel semiconductors electronic equipment
Newell Brands
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Newell Brands is the company that produces Rubbermaid branded containers many use for storage for food and other items. Storage is a market place that many different avenues of life utilize as well as businesses. Certainly this company has to be looked at in the retail space, but the items this company provides are needed. One thing to watch is the competition because there are many different brands and products that complete the same task. However, let us take a look at the most recent numbers and get a direction on the company.

 fundamentals retail   newell brands consumer defensive household & personal products rubber and plastic products
Fossil Group
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Fossil is a company that provides products in the fashion industry. Some of their products include wallets, bags, accessories and watches. This industry has many famous brands such as Coach and Michael Kors, which means competition is something to watch. Their products fit in the market of middle class earners, but you still have to watch because when the market decides to turn, people will stop buying these types of products. Now, let us take a look at their most recent numbers because that will give us a peek at how the company is doing.

 fundamentals retail   fossil consumer cyclical footwear & accessories consumer goods
Dollar Tree
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

As the economy grows and continues to boost returns, people are more likely to spend their money. The Dollar Tree has the luxury of selling goods at a price point that everyone can relate too. If the economy slows, they certainly will be affected at some point, but they have a better chance at surviving a recession than a company that sells high-end luxury goods. If you follow their recent news, the company has been doing well. Now, let us take a look at their recent numbers and see if they can keep up these growth trends.

 fundamentals retail   dollar tree consumer defensive discount stores

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