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Columbia Sports Slick Metrics: Fool by Numbers

On Jan. 26, Motley Fool Hidden Gems selection Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq: COLM  ) released fourth-quarter earnings for the period ended Dec. 31.

  • Columbia's board approved a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share.
  • The company affirmed its first-quarter guidance of an 11% rise in sales and diluted EPS in the range of $0.57 to $0.59.
  • Columbia Sportswear is currently a four-star stock in the Motley Fool CAPS database. To add your opinion to the community, join CAPS for free today!

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  • Under Armour (NYSE: UA  )
  • bebe Stores (Nasdaq: BEBE  )
  • Nike (NYSE: NKE  )

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