Foot Locker(FL) was the best performing stock in the S&P 500 on Friday, following itsfourth quarter results.
Foot Locker rose $6.43, or 9.4%, to $75.01, while theS&P 500 rose3.53 points, or 0.15%,to 2367.34.
The retailer reported better-than-expected earnings and sales Friday morning.
Susquehanna’s Sam Poserdoubled down on his bullish take on the stock earlier today, boosting his price target from$83.00 to $86.00 this afternoon:
Foot Locker’s solid 4Q16 print underscores our belief that FL is essentially peerless when it comes to engaging customers in athletic specialty footwear. FL came away unscathed from the 4Q mall malaise, posting SSS of 5.0% (incl. +LSD traffic), beating Street EPS estimates, growing gross margin, and ending the quarter extremely clean from an inventory perspective. FL speaks to its customers better than peers and has positioned the brand at the center of sneaker culture, making its stores the go-to place for cool sneakers. In our view, it has become virtually irrelevant which sneaker brands, styles, or categories are hot since FL owns “cool” in sneakers, wherever that may be.
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- [By Damon Churchwell]
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- [By Jim Robertson]
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- [By Maxx Chatsko]
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- [By Monica Gerson]
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Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)
- [By Michael Flannelly]
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This quarterly dividend payout will be paid on October 15 to shareholders of record on September 30, with an ex-dividend date of September 26.
Host Hotels shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 15.25% year-to-date.
- [By Dividends4Life]
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- [By Chris Lange]
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- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
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