CAUTION: Investments in the stock market can and do lose money; they can also provide significant dividend income and rewarding increases in share value. The companies I list here manufacture athletic shoes, a product whose sales are relatively unpredictable and subject to the whims of consumer demand. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. This data is historical... using historical information is akin to running backwards (it can be a good exercise but be very careful about running into the unexpected). Potential investors should examine all available data about a given stock, including but not limited to Securities and Exchange Commission filings, before investing.
For those who have asked, I Just Did It: bought about $1000 of adidas Group (made enough to buy almost any pair of sneakers they sell) and about $1000 of Nike (made enough to buy five pairs of Chucks). On the other hand, but if you want to buy stock to make money: also consider Airbus Group, Boeing, or Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
There are a number of athletic shoe companies, a subset of the companies in Standard Industrial Code (SIC) 3021 [Rubber & Plastics, Footwear] and 3140 [Footwear (No Rubber)], that are represented in the various stock markets in the United States (NASDAQ, NYSE, or the "over the counter" market).
Deckers Outdoor Corporation (makers of Simple shoes, Teva sport sandals and Ugg sheepskin boots) resumed doing what they were doing 2003 and 2004: they were up 217% for the year! Dividends: NONE... I (Charlie) must have dividends!
Skechers USA, a stock market darling during much of 2000, repeated... it was up 217% during calendar 2006. DIVIDENDS: NONE.
Nike stock finished in the green, with the help of the Converse division... their stock price went up 14.1% over the year. DIVIDENDS: 37¢ per quarter (1.5% yield as of the end of 2006).
Stride Rite, the maker of Keds, PRO-Keds, Saucony, and other famous brands, was up 11.2 % over the year. DIVIDENDS: 6¢ per quarter (1.6% yield as of the close of 2006).
K-Swiss, Inc. dropped by 5.2%. DIVIDENDS: 5¢ per quarter (0.6% yield as of the close of 2006).
Former Reebok shareholders were bought out by the adidas Group at $59 a share in cash. This merger was consummated on 31 January 2006... no more Reebok stock.
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Last Updated: 24 February 2017
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