Why Nike Will Run in 2013


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, sneaker giant Nike has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Nike and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Nike facts

Headquarters (founded)

Beaverton, Ore. (1964)

Market Cap

$47.7 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$25.1 billion


Co-Founder/Chairman Philip Knight
CEO Mark Parker

Return on Equity
(average, past 3 years)



$3.5 billion / $328.0 million

Dividend Yield



Adidas AG
Deckers Outdoor Under Armour

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 2,422 members who have rated Nike believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star alexanderantonio, succinctly summed up the Nike bull case for our community:

In college, at gym and everybody is wearing their shoes. Supreme brand, supreme players sponsored, swoosh is cool and natural. Nike is just another one of those companies that goes in the category of elites like Apple , McDonald's ... and even Facebook .

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Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Facebook, McDonald's, Nike, and Under Armour. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Facebook, McDonald's, Nike, and Under Armour. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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