Cold feet, bold feats, and old cheats colored in the week that was.
And then the shoe went shoo
Too brash, you think? Has Nike become too proud? There's nothing wrong with Kmart, is there? No, not really. However, Nike has paid tens of millions to the likes of Michael Jordan and LeBron James because it realizes the importance of brand excellence. If it wants to be associated with teens parting with large sums of disposable income, it doesn't want to have its swooshes hanging from the shoe racks of a chain that's the antithesis of luxury. It may be Nike's loss. Martha Stewart
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It was a bumpy, twisty road paved with shards of glass, but Morningstar
The stock came to market at $18.50 on Tuesday and never traded below $18.51. It has only gone up since then. It closed at $20.05 on its first day of public trading and finished Wednesday at $21.60 and Thursday at $22.64. That kind of steady price support is notable. While Google
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Ouch! Yes, we're going through a lull, as new handheld systems are just starting to roll out and gamers are saving up for the next generation of video game consoles instead of building out their existing game libraries. Still, EA has seen its stock shed a quarter of its value in little more than a month. The company is still a quality player -- it truly is the class act of video gaming -- and any continued weakness may make for a compelling buying opportunity.
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Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz thinks that Kmart should consider Jordan and LeBron as spokespersons to really give Nike a leathery heart attack. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Foo l has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.