This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

9 Rich-Kid Stocks Bucking the Terrible Economy

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Lululemon (LULU)

Company profile: Lululemon is a specialty retailer of upscale women's athletic apparel. Its original focus was on yoga clothing but it has expanded its offerings to include a wide range of sports as well as comfort wear. The company has a $6 billion market value. Most sales are through its 140 company-operated retail stores. Customers are willing to pay up to $150 for a jogging skirt and $68 for a yoga mat.

Stock performance: up 7.7% in the past month; 36% in 2011; three-year average annual return of 133%.

Investor takeaway: Goldman Sachs added Lululemon to its "conviction buy" list Jan. 4, with a $64, six-month price target (then a 37% upside). The bank said: "We believe LULU still offers one of the most compelling growth stories in retail, with continuing brand, sector-leading annual sales, growth of over 30%, and substantial runway still ahead."

But there's no doubt that its success will attract competitors, and the formidable Nike (NKE) is making a move on the sector.

From a totally different angle on its appeal, Morningstar says Lululemon "could attract interest from strategic buyers or private equity firms at the right price, given that the retailer has no debt, attractive growth prospects, and a strong free cash flow position."






Coach (COH - Get Report)

Company profile: Coach makes high-quality, brand-name goods, including handbags, leather accessories, business cases, footwear, jewelry, sunwear, travel bags, watches and fragrance products. It's seeing huge sales growth in China and Japan. Handbags sell for up to $420.

Share performance: up 16.6% in the past three months; 12% in 2011; three-year average annual return of 43%.

Investor takeaway: Morningstar analyst Paul Swinand wrote that, "even during the challenges of the recession, Coach's fundamentals were excellent, with three-year historical operating margins above 30% and returns on capital around 40%."

Free cash flow generation also has been high, historically greater than 20% of revenue. S&P Capital IQ has it rated "strong buy" with five stars, its highest rating. It gives its shares a $77 price target, a 23% premium.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

2 of 5

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
TRLG $0.00 0.00%
BC $51.92 1.41%
COH $41.59 0.68%
TIF $88.59 2.44%
WYN $90.88 -0.59%

Markets

DOW 17,976.31 +263.65 1.49%
S&P 500 2,086.24 +25.22 1.22%
NASDAQ 4,947.4410 +56.2220 1.15%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs