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What: Shares of boot baron Timberland
So what: Fourth-quarter earnings per share clocked in at $0.82, a cool 105% above the fourth quarter of 2009. The reported earnings blew Wall Street away, as expectations were for just $0.51 in per-share profit. Revenue grew 27% to $491 million, well above the $411 million that analysts were looking for.
Now what: This was a really impressive quarter for Timberland, but the company's success didn't surprise my fellow Fool Alyce Lomax all that much. She purchased the stock for her Rising Stars portfolio back in November. As she pointed out today, with a price-to-earnings ratio approaching 22, the stock isn't looking terribly cheap, though it's trading in a similar range as fellow shoe stocks Nike
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