Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Economy | By Shawn Conner

Skechers stock zooms 26% premarket after earnings blow past estimates

Skechers stock zooms 26% premarket after earnings blow past estimates

The company offers casual boots, shoes, and sandals for men; oxfords and slip-ons, lug outsole and fashion boots, and casual sandals for women; dress casuals, seasonal sandals and boots, classic and wide fit, and relaxed fit casuals for men and women; and casual fusion line for young men and women under the Skechers USA brand.

07/21/2017 - Skechers U.S.A., Inc. had its "positive" rating reiterated by analysts at Susquehanna. Clinton Gru holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) for 13,911 shares.

Based on these key indicators, Skechers said that the company will achieve net sales in the fourth quarter in the range of 860 million dollars to 885 million dollars, and diluted earnings per share of 0.09 dollar to 0.14 dollar. Citigroup maintained Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) on Friday, July 21 with "Buy" rating. X Mgmt Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) for 922 shares. Minnesota-based Walleye Trading Ltd Company has invested 0% in Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX). Prescott Group Inc Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Co holds 0.2% or 32,100 shares.

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04/21/2017 - Skechers U.S.A., Inc. was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at B. Riley. (NYSE:SKX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. The stock rose 36.29% or $8.72 reaching $32.75 per share. (NYSE:JBL) are on a recovery track as they have regained 37.06% since bottoming out at $20.32 on November 21, 2016. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of SKX.

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $589,386 activity. Credit Suisse Ag owns 668,478 shares. The stock of Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) earned "Neutral" rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Friday, July 22. When we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 2.65% whereas Month Volatility is at 2.63%. At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $11.43. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:VOYA) price has been as high as $42.96 and as low as $28.96. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. About 126,771 shares traded. Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) has risen 18.97% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 37.05% the S&P500.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. Therefore 76% are positive. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -2.24 percent. Finally, Exane Derivatives acquired a new position in Skechers U.S.A. during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $118,000. The stock of Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 3 by Standpoint Research.

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Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Rather than make assumptions, investors should carefully read the definitions of all ratings used in each research report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 20 with "Buy". Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes footwear for men, women, and children; and performance footwear for men and women under the Skechers GO brand worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.22 billion.

David Weinberg, chief operating officer and chief financial officer stated: "The growth came across our three distribution channels-with double-digit increases in our Company-owned Skechers retail business worldwide and our global subsidiary and joint venture businesses, as well as a single-digit increase in our global distributor and domestic wholesale businesses". It has a 22.79 P/E ratio. Its lifestyle brands include Skechers USA, Skechers Sport, Skechers Active and Skechers Sport Active, Skechers Originals, BOBS from Skechers and Mark Nason.

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