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What: Shares of sports apparel maker Under Armour
So what: Look out, Nike
Now what: The first six months of the year really aren't where it's at for Under Armour -- seasonally, business is slow and earnings per share are counted in pennies. So while the direction of the top line and the bullish increase in the full-year outlook are good signs, it'll be key that the good times roll through in the final two quarters of the year.
Similarly, it'd be premature to worry too much about the bottom line yet. Compared with the top line, profit growth was a relatively slow 7% as margins fell. But as we enter Under Armour's key quarters, investors will want to keep an eye on how sales are translating to profits.
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