Winning in the Sneaker Stock Market - 2018


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 or Boeing.

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 (NASDAQNYSE, or the "over the counter" market).


The winners in 2018:

Teva "Terra-Fi" sport sandalDeckers Outdoor Corporation (makers of Simple shoes, Teva sport sandals and Ugg sheepskin boots) was up 59% for the year!

Multicolored Under Armour Cam Highlight cross-training shoeOne company, Under Armour, with two publicly traded classes of stock. Under Armour Class A (ticker "UAA", voting) was up 22% over the year. Under Armour Class C (ticker "UA", non-voting) followed right behind, up 21% over the year!


Black and green Nike Live Wire sneakers Nike stock finished in the green... their stock price went up 19% over the year. Shareholders during 2018 received $0.82 in dividends over the year, paid quarterly.

Green adidas Promodel hightops with white stripesadidas was up 5% for the year. Shareholders during 2018 received $1.55 in an annual dividend.


The losers in 2018:

Black Skechers sneakers with white trim Skechers USA was down 40% during the year.


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Last Updated: 31 December 2018


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