Jefferies Suggests Buying Nike (NKE) Shares Aggressively When...

June 18, 2012 8:08 AM EDT
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Price: $53.20 +0.51%

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    27 Buy, 11 Hold, 2 Sell

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    Up: 30 | Down: 30 | New: 23
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Jefferies maintains a 'Buy' on Nike (NYSE: NKE) price target of $130.00.

Analyst, Taposh Bari, said, "We see NKE as one of the most attractive long-term stories in our universe but with increased choppiness this summer as investors digest decelerating sales and macro/FX headwinds against an improving GM% backdrop. A normalizing sales trend is anticipated but could be interpreted as an athletic cycle correction in this type of environment. We recommend being tactical near-term and buying more aggressively once expectations realign."

Bari also sees shares of FootLocker (NYSE: FL), Finish Line (Nasdaq: FINL), Under Armour (NYSE: UA) and Lululemom (Nasdaq: LULU) being driven by Nike, so, if there is any decelerating in sales trajectory, shares of these stocks will probably decline in sympathy. Overall, despite an unsettling market, Jefferies doesn't see a sales issue at Nike.

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Shares of Nike closed at $101.75 yesterday.

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