3 major catalysts in store for Nike

The company's second-quarter earnings beat expectations, and there's even more opportunity in store.

By Motley Fool Investor Beat Dec 20, 2013 3:52PM
Sporting-goods retailer Nike (NKE) reported second-quarter earnings results Thursday after market close, and while the results were largely positive, shares are trading down slightly Friday.

The global apparel giant saw an increase in profits, thanks in part to strong demand in the United States as well as several international markets. Nike announced revenue of $6.43 billion, with earnings per share of $0.59. Analysts had been expected revenue to come in at $6.44 billion, with $0.58 in earnings per share.
Motley Fool analyst Charly Travers thinks this was a strong quarter for Nike. The company is investing in innovation and new products to grow the business. The Winter Olympics, the Super Bowl, and the World Cup are also poised to be positive catalysts for Nike. Credit: ©HANDOUT/Newscom/RTR/Reuters
Caption: Handout photo of the LeBron X shoe

Nike shares are up over 50% year to date, and just recently tapped an all-time high. Charly thinks this stock is worth the price, and might even be a good choice for income investors.

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