Why Lululemon Athletica (LULU) Stock Is Surging In Pre-Market Trading Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) are higher by 14.27% to $43.87 in pre-market trading on Thursday, after the company reported net income for the 2014 second quarter that beat analysts' expectations, showed an increase revenue, and as the company raised its full year outlook.

For the most recent quarter, the yoga and other athletic apparel retailer posted a decline in net income to $48.7 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, from $56.4 million, or 39 cents per diluted share for the 2013 second quarter.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected Lululemon to post earnings of 29 cents per share for the period.STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Watch the video below for a preview of Lululemon and other earnings set to come out before the bell Thursday:

Net revenue for the 2014 second quarter grew by 13% to $390.7 million, from $344.5 million for the year ago quarter.

Analysts expected revenue of $376.8 million for the latest quarter.

Lululemon raised its full year 2014 outlook and forecast earnings per share between $1.51 and $1.56 on revenue in the range of $1.78 billion to $1.8 billion.

Previously the company guided for full year earnings between $1.50 and $1.55 on revenue in a range of $1.77 billion and $1.80 billion.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC (LULU) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: LULU Ratings Report

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