NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- More than 37% of shoppers and 42% of women shoppers intend to do part of their holiday shopping by Halloween, falling on Oct. 31, 2011, reports a National Retail Federation (NRF) consumer survey. Retailers are elated as they are close to the forecasted $450 billion of holiday spending.ShopperTrak, a Chicago-based consulting firm, reports retail sales are likely to increase by 3% during Nov.- Dec. 2011. Retail sales in the U.S. sprinted 7.2% in August compared to the same month in 2010, as per the Commerce Department.
8. Under Armour (UA - Get Report) engages in the development, marketing and distribution of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and youth. Of the 27 analysts covering the stock, 33% recommend buying and 63% suggest a hold. The stock's average 12-month price target is $76.00, which is 17.7% higher than the current price, as per a Bloomberg consensus. For the second quarter of 2011, the company reported net revenue of $291.3 million, an increase of 42% from the same quarter prior year. Diluted earnings per share rose to 12 cents from 7 cents recorded in the second quarter of 2010. Net income increased to $6.2 million in the second quarter of 2011 compared with $3.5 million in the second quarter of 2010. The company has raised its full year revenue guidance to a range of $1.42 to $1.44 billion from the previous view of $1.37 to $1.39 billion, indicating 33% to 35% growth over 2010 levels. Meanwhile, operating income guidance range is raised to $155 to $160 million from the earlier range of $149 to $153 million, up 38% to 42% from 2010 levels.