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Sporting Goods Stocks Are In Season Again 

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We began to develop a theory during the Q4 earnings cycle that is beginning to play out. In our view, the sporting goods stocks that have been rising the wave of social distancing are set up for the second wave of game-changing growth this year.


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Another Great Season Is In Store For Sporting Goods 

We began to develop a theory during the Q4 earnings cycle that is beginning to play out. In our view, the sporting goods stocks that have been rising the wave of social distancing are set up for the second wave of game-changing growth this year. Socially distanced and non-organized, outdoor activities are still going to be a high priority this year and there is the reopening of organized sports to consider as well. Think of all those local leagues that haven’t been in session and all the gear that hasn’t been sold because of it. Those leagues are getting ready to reopen and that is going to drive a wave of demand that has been pent up for over a year. And we are not the only ones who think so. 

Bank of America issued a mid-cycle update on the sporting goods industry and its data suggests not only strength but upward momentum in sales. According to them, revenue is on track to grow roughly 40% from last year, 14.5% versus the two-year comp, which is against a relatively easy comp. The fiscal Q1 period saw huge declines across the industry that were later recouped and more. eCommerce continues to be a major driver of revenue with double-digit gains expected at most retailers. 

“Our channel checks indicate momentum is being led by team sports equipment including baseball, and football/soccer (due to deferred fall seasons) as well as continued Solitary Leisure momentum with spending across Golf, Campgrounds, and Bikes all still elevated according to BAC card data,” the bank says.

DICK’s Sporting Goods An Obvious Winner 

Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and its competitor Hibbet Sports (NASDAQ: HIBB) are the obvious winners. Both companies have tremendous brand recognition within their operating areas and health eCommerce presence as well. While both offer a great value relative to the broad market the biggest difference between the two is the dividend. Trading at only 16X this year’s earnings the 1.75% yield is attractive and growing. Dick’s Sporting Goods has been increasing the distribution for 7 years and on track for an 8th consecutive increase later in the fiscal year. 

The caveat with Dick’s Sporting Goods and Hibbett Sports both is the short interest. The short interest in both stocks is high and running in the 18% range. This has the stock set up for a big fall if the earnings results fail to impress the market but there is a silver lining. There is a possibility heavy short-selling will drive prices lower and open up a buying opportunity either before the report is released or shortly afterward. In either case, we would become buyers of this stock. If not, then the current holders may be in for a vigorous short-squeeze and liquidity event. 

Johnson Outdoors Is A Less-Obvious Choice 

A less-obvious choice is a company like Johnson Outdoors (NASDAQ: JOUT), a company that makes so much of the camping, fishing, and boating equipment being sold by the sporting goods retailers. Not to mention the demand from the RV industry. Johnson Outdoors also pays a dividend albeit a smaller one, the stock also offers a value at 19X earnings, and it has a very low 1.0% short interest. The company is scheduled to report Q1 earnings later this week and will very likely exceed the analyst’s expectations. Not only are consumer trends still strong, but retailers like Dick’s and Hibbett are struggling to rebuild inventory. 

Shares of Johnson Outdoors are pulling back ahead of the earnings report and may move lower in its wake. The move, however, has yet to truly break trend or support so bears are urged to be cautious. For the bulls, if the price action confirms support and/or the trend line, we see this stock moving back up to retest the recently set all-time high and then proceed into the new all-time-high territory. Simply based on the earnings multiple, this stock could be trading another $22 or 15% higher by the time summer rolls around. 

Sporting Goods Stocks Are In Season Again 

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Gifts for mom: 4 ideas that you can buy from WhatsApp for this May 10

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Why not give him a different gift and at the same time support Mexican entrepreneurs who make local products?


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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.


This Monday, May 10, we celebrate Mother’s Day in various Latin American countries and, as every year, it is time to think of a gift that can make the celebration different for Mom and remind her how much you love her.

Why not give him a different gift and at the same time support Mexican entrepreneurs who make local products? WhatsApp gave us some recommendations for you to consent to the queen of your house.

1. Choose something for your personal care

Image: MyCoffee Box via Instagram

We have all turned to flowers for Mother’s Day, but this year we will live again on May 10 amid restrictions due to the health emergency due to COVID-19. That is why you can choose to give mom a different gift so that she can pamper herself at home. For example, the Panalli brand offers products made from honey. On their website you can find everything from skin care kits to scented candles. On the other hand, the Mexican brand MyCoffee Box , offers organic coffee scrubs with a touch of honey and grapefruit to renew the skin.

Get to know the catalog of both businesses through WhatsApp Business:

2. Something that is useful and stylish

Image: Tashi Cerámica via Instagram

Crafts Think about the style that Mom uses both to dress and to decorate her house. Cheél is a brand of reusable fabric bags, while Tashi Cerámica offers handicrafts in a wide variety of colors, designs and shapes.

Check their WhatsApp offers here:

3. Surprise her without spending

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We know that financial circumstances this year are still complex, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tell Mom how much you love her. You can congratulate him with the WhatsApp tools with photos and videos.

To do it you must:

  1. Select the chat
  2. Click on the camera icon
  3. Select a photo from your gallery or take one right now
  4. Once you are comfortable with the image, use the icons at the top of the screen to add emojis or stickers, text, and use the stylus to make free strokes.

Use your imagination and support local businesses to remind the woman who saw you grow up how much you love her and thank her for her effort.


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Tesla vs. Geely: Which Electric Vehicle Manufacturer is a Better Buy?

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The electric vehicle industry is growing at a rapid pace and as such is attracting the entrance of established manufacturers, such as the China-based Geely (GELYY). But are these new entrants in general, and Geely specifically, be able to threaten Tesla’s (TSLA) leadership position?.

One of the hottest industries in which to invest currently is electric vehicles (EVs). As the globe inches towards clean energy production and consumption, companies within the EV space are  poised to grow at an accelerating pace. 

While 2020 was a breakthrough year for EV stocks, several EV companies have underperformed the market this year, allowing investors to buy growth stocks at more attractive valuations.

Here we compare two popular EV stocks. One is a market leader, Tesla (TSLA), and the other is Geely (GELYY), a company that is domiciled in the country with the world’s largest  EV market—China.

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Let’s see which stock is a better EV buy right now:

Tesla continues to surprise Wall Street

In the first quarter, Tesla sales were up 74% year over year, driven primarily by a  109% increase  in vehicle deliveries. Its net income also surged to record highs on the back of regulatory credits.

In Q1, Tesla increased deliveries of its low-cost Model 3 and Y by an impressive 140% year over year to 182,338 units. However, deliveries of its  higher-priced Model S and X vehicles were down 83%, at 2,030 units,  in Q1 because Tesla put the production of these vehicles on hold and aims to launch newer versions of the models in coming months.

Tesla reported $438 million in  net income, or $0.93 per share, in the first quarter. This  included a $101 million gain associated with its  sale of Bitcoin. It also reported $518 million in sales of regulatory credits. Tesla bought $1.5 billion worth of digital assets in the quarter. Absent the  above-referenced sales, Tesla would have reported a $181 million loss in  Q1.

Tesla has pumped in $1.35 billion in capital expenditures and began construction in two new factories in Berlin and Texas. Once these projects are complete the company should benefit from positive free cash flows over time.

Even though  Tesla continues to use   unconventional methods to boost  its bottom-line, it remains one of the best stocks in the EV sector. It is on track to increase its vehicle deliveries by more than  50% year over year in 2021. The company’s management also confirmed it has sufficient liquidity to fund its expansion plans without having to raise additional capital.

Geely stock is down 42% from 52-week highs

An investment holding company, Geely operates as an automobile manufacturer in China. It develops , produces, markets, and sells automobiles and  automobile parts and related components. Geely manufacturers sedans, wagons, and sport utility cars.

Geely is an established  automobile manufacturer that  is now eyeing the  lucrative EV space. Earlier this year, China’s tech giant Baidu disclosed that it will partner with Geely Automobiles to manufacture smart EVs. Baidu will provide intelligent driving capabilities while Geely will leverage its design and manufacturing expertise.

But while Tesla is growing its top line at an enviable pace, Geely has seen its sales decline to RMB 92 billion in 2020 from RMB 106.59 billion in 2018. Its EBITDA has also fallen, to RMB 11.83 billion in this period from RMB 17.24 billion.  And Geely’s EBITDA margin has fallen to 12.8% in 2020  from 16.2% in 2018.Geely has attributed the sales decline to China’s weak passenger vehicle market. While its sales volume was down 10% year over year in 2019, it fell by another 6% in 2020. This is in-part why its stock is trading 42% below its 52-week high.

The final takeaway

While Tesla is the largest EV manufacturer in the world, Geely is still trying to gain a foothold in this nascent industry. In terms of valuation, Tesla is trading at a far higher multiple than  Geely. For example, Tesla’s trailing price to sales multiple stands at 20.5x, while Geely is valued at less than two times trailing sales.

But Tesla’s robust revenue forecast and expanding profit margins can support this lofty valuation, making it a better investment bet right now.


TSLA shares . Year-to-date, TSLA has declined -5.97%, versus a 12.45% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.


About the Author: Aditya Raghunath

Aditya Raghunath is a financial journalist who writes about business, public equities, and personal finance. His work has been published on several digital platforms in the U.S. and Canada, including The Motley Fool, Finscreener, and Market Realist.

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Former Olympic Boxer Felix Verdejo-Sanchez Arrested for Kidnapping and Killing Pregnant Woman

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“I commend our partners in the FBI, the Puerto Rico Police Bureau, and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice for their dedicated and tireless efforts that led to the charges and arrest of the defendant,” said United States Attorney Muldrow in a written statement. “We will continue working towards the ending of gender-based violence, and we offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim.”

Verdejo-Sanchez was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with: (1) kidnapping resulting in death, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1201; (2) carjacking resulting in death, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2119(3); and (3) intentionally killing an unborn child, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1841, also known as the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004” or “Laci and Conner’s Law.” The penalties for the kidnapping and carjacking statutes include life in prison or the death penalty, and life in prison for the intentional killing of an unborn child.

“Puerto Rico mourns Keishla Rodríguez’s death. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends. The Puerto Rico Police Bureau and the federal agencies have worked long hours collaborating as a team to solve this cold murder expeditiously. Our police officers’ dedication, passion, and experience were essential in solving this murder in 48 hours. It demonstrates how the collaboration of efforts is essential for our public safety. We’ll keep on working together and we will seek justice for Keishla,” said Alexis Torres, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety.

“I congratulate the policemen, prosecutors, and forensic sciences personnel, who, as a single team, tirelessly and with the greatest of commitments, put their hearts to solve Keishla’s case in an agile and precise way. Our commitment to her family, from day one, was to do justice to Keishla and we have already begun to do so,” said Antonio López, Puerto Rico Police Bureau Commissioner.


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