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Morning Stock Stories: NIKE, Inc., (NKE)

Friday February 24th 2017: NIKE, Inc., NKE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Textile – Apparel Footwear & Accessories in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, NIKE, Inc., NKEĀ  has a market cap of 87.52 B. Since its IPO date on the 12/02/1980, NIKE, Inc., NKE performance year to date is 0.53%. Today NIKE, Inc., NKE has gained -3.40%, with a current price of 51.1.

Ownership of the company is 1.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 27.00%. Return of assets are at 18.50%, with return on investment at 25.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, NIKE, Inc., NKE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.27. While Total debt/equity is 0.28. With a profit margin of 12.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.00%, and operating margin of 13.60%. NIKE, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.1, while the quick ratio is 2.1.

For the last year NIKE, Inc., NKE has seen a EPS growth of 16.60%. A performance for the year of -4.43%. The 52-week high is -15.30%, and the 52-week low is 4.26%. The average volume for NIKE, Inc., NKE is 25725452.

With a target price of 62.24, can NIKE, Inc., NKE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of NIKE, Inc., NKE. NIKE, Inc. has a P/E of 21.34 and a forward P/E of 20.3. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.9. NIKE, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.58 and 6.64 respectively. For P/cash, NIKE, Inc. has a value of 13.92, while it is 30 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 51.1, NIKE, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.41%. We see a return on equity of 33.00%.

Looking more long-term NIKE, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.23%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.61% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 16.60% for this year and for the last five years a 14.10% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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