Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Under Armour

Under Armour reported its first quarter results this morning. This is a brand I research so I don't want to get into too much analysis, but basically Wall Street is going to put a hurtin' on the stock today cuz Under Armour announced that the earnings investors can expect to make off of each share will be considerably less than Wall Street predicted. My bigger point is that I'm about to listen to the quarterly sales call, which all public companies do anywhere from a couple weeks to a month or so after each quarter ends (and EVERYONE can listen to the Web casts), and I' thinking, how FUN would it be if the execs got on the phone and just got real about the company's results. Like: "Let's be real. If you look at the numbers, shit aint looking great going forward, but here's the deal, it's not as bad as it looks, etc. etc." Instead we get, "We're very proud of our second quarter results, blah, blah, blah...." Got insomnia problems? Listen to the average sales call announcement and you will go past sleep and straight into a coma!

p.s. I post about Wall Street results because it's a topic that interests me, BUT I also do it in the hopes of showing people who are unfamiliar with the investment world that it's not that complicated or hard to understand. As much as we all love fashion, I'm hoping that we're all also regularly socking away some money--at the very least in a savings account that provides a competetive interest rate. But dear reader, if you're one of those people who can see a trend a mile off, you might also think about investing in the stock market.

p.s. Okay so my plan to post every day for 30 days didn't exactly go far. I lasted what, lol, 7 days? What am I gonna do with me??

1 comment:

Al Rogers said...

That’s interesting. I’ve noticed a recent increase in UA advertising, in print and TV. They’ve even using Steve Spurrier.

Don’t hold back.

I don’t why, sometimes I get that feeling, though I can’t point to anything.

Putting up a “model portfolio” or an advice column with buy and sell calls would be popular.

You could even make it a Paypal feature. I definitely would buy a subscription. We all appreciate your intuition & acumen.

And I’m not joking or trying to pull some hustle. It something you should sleep on.

You could go beyond retail plays and also bring in fellow analysts.

In lieu of that, starting an investment club has always been popular. Investment clubs appeal to A LOT of do-it-yourself types, who don’t appreciate faceless mutual funds. To build on what you said, you only need a few hundred dollars to buy 4 or 5 companies.

You could always do it under a unique site: SneakersSlams; SexyStocks (no not that kind) Lois’Locks; BareMarket; Picks w/ Kicks, etc., etc.

I mean, why not? It can’t hurt to try. Even something small. What’s to lose? Get ya hustle on, Girrl!