This article is part of our Rising Stars Portfolio series.
A powerful and unstoppable trend is sweeping across America. That trend is yoga.
That's right, yoga. Everywhere you look, Americans of all ages are dashing off to the yoga studio. This movement may represent a potentially huge opportunity for investors, so Rising Star Rex Moore decided to jump on the train this week. Is his investment a winner or a one-star "lemon?"
You'll find a summary of his buy recommendation below, along with three other buys from our Rising Stars.
Rising Star Buy: lululemon athletica
This week, Rex Moore bought shares of lululemon athletica
The numbers appear to support his case. Revenue growth has averaged 42% over the past three years, while net income has averaged 77% over the same period. And lululemon "stands up very well ... in almost every respect" to competitors like Nike
Rising Star Buy: Schlumberger
With oil firmly above $80 a barrel, Rising Star Bryan White purchased shares of Schlumberger
It's the company's size that "helps produce the most attractive profit margins when business booms." That's why Bryan prefers it to competitors like Halliburton
Rising Star Buy: Textron
This week, Rising Star Jim Mueller discovered an ideal investment idea for his Messed-Up Expectations portfolio. He believes that Textron
Jim has dug into the numbers and feels that Textron is being valued as if it will never grow free cash flow again. This seems strange to him, especially since the company has managed to "grow FCF by an average of 12% a year for the past five years, even through the recession." To learn more about Jim's compelling analysis, read his article.
Rising Star Buy: SunPower
This week, Rising Star Alyce Lomax purchased shares of SunPower
The bet here is that solar energy is here to stay and "still has plenty of growth prospects," despite the fact that investors fled from this segment last year. If you'd like to invest in "a company that seeks to harness the power of a clean, green resource that won't run out," then check out Alyce's article.
Old and new
One theme of this week's picks is "old versus new." On one side, we have grizzled stocks like Schlumberger and Textron -- you can almost smell the cigar smoke in their boardrooms. On the other side, we have yoga and clean energy -- I actually feel better about myself for having just typed that sentence.
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John Reeves does not own any of the stocks mentioned in the article. And he is defiantly the last person in Washington, DC not to do yoga. Lululemon Athletica and Under Armour are Motley Fool Rule Breakers choices. Nike is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation. Under Armour is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems pick. The Fool owns shares of all four Rising Star picks mentioned in this article, as well as Under Armour. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.