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A bird's-eye view of Nike's global headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Image source: Nike. 

There are a number of specific details that investors in Nike (NYSE:NKE) should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the apparel giant from a shareholder's perspective.

The slideshow shows, among other things, that Nike rewards investors in multiple ways:

  • It pays out more than a quarter of its net income in quarterly dividends.
  • It has bought back $2.4 billion worth of its own stock over the past 12 months, translating into a 1.2% decrease in Nike's outstanding share count.
  • And its shares have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past decade by a factor of five.

To learn more about Nike, scroll through the slideshow below, which is designed to serve as an owner's manual for the company's shareholders.

All data in the slideshow was sourced from YCharts.com on Nov. 30, 2015. Image sources: Nike, iStock/Thinkstock.

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