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Nike Is Guggenheim's Top Apparel Pick for 2021

Nike and other apparel makers and department stores will benefit from pent-up demand, according to a bullish Guggenheim note.
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Nike  (NKE) - Get NIKE, Inc. Class B Report is Guggenheim's best idea for apparel in 2021, according to a new research from analyst Robert Drbul, who reiterated his buy rating and $165 price target on the stock. 

According to Drbul, "there is pent-up demand for apparel" in 2021 thanks to the "optimism surrounding a vaccine and the return to some element of normalization."

Nike should also benefit from favorable tailwinds with room for its market share lead to grow materially thanks to its digital offering expansion. 

Nike shares rose initially in Wednesday morning trading but were lately falling 0.55% to $140.79. 

Overall, Guggenheim has an improved outlook for the retail segment with department stores and apparel companies benefiting from numerous tailwinds in the new year. 

This improved outlook is driven by "optimism surrounding a vaccine and the return to some element of normalization," Drbul said. 

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