Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to invest in killer stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. And though high-end accessories maker Coach
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, 92% of the 2,112 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why Coach will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
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1. Improving retail environment
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2. Room to run
Coach management saw a strong pickup in business in its second fiscal quarter and maintains that its performance continues to improve. While JPMorgan Chase recently became less bullish on other retail stocks like The Buckle
3. Expanding reach
Coach is looking to build on the popularity of its products in the U.S. by expanding its reach abroad, particularly in China, where it experienced a big increase in same-store sales in its second fiscal quarter. While China has attracted everything from discount retailer Wal-Mart Stores
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Fool contributor Dave Mock needs only one reason to avoid shopping malls. He doesn't own shares of companies mentioned here. Coach is a Stock Advisor recommendation. Wal-Mart is an Inside Value pick. The Fool's disclosure policy is guilty of buying and hoarding a huge collection of Coach handbags.