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More top-performing CAPS members are feeling bullish about Callaway Golf
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Despite reporting falling revenue during its recent quarter, Callaway was able to gain market share in almost all of its categories and continues to focus on long-term growth. It's made investments for international expansion as it sees opportunities overseas and is seeing strong demand from the uPlay acquisition it made at the end of 2008. The acquisition puts Callaway in the crowded golf handheld GPS device market alongside Garmin
Callaway's market share gains have several analysts bullish on the stock also, as they see upside potential on margin improvement in its high-margin categories. CAPS members also like the absence of long-term debt on its balance sheet and shares that are selling for far less than book value.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock's golf game could use an upgrade, and a GPS course navigator just might do the trick. He owns shares of Garmin. Under Armour is a Moltey Fool Hidden Gems and Rule Breakers recommendation. Costco is a Stock Advisor and Inside Value pick. Garmin is a Global Gains pick. The Fool owns shares of Costco and Under Armour. The Fool's disclosure policy stuns opponents with a surprisingly quick left jab.