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post #3811 of 5894

It's not like LULU is going to lose their core customers over this....the people think what the CEO said...just didn't say it themselves.  

post #3812 of 5894
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It's not like LULU is going to lose their core customers over this....the people I think what the CEO said...just didn't say it themselves myself.  

 

Fixed.

post #3813 of 5894
The CEO is a twit, but not marketing yoga pants to obese people was probably a good business play. Since since most of those people wouldn't buy your pants anyways, you probably don't lose that many sales (until you start making nasty comments about it)...but then you get this nice effect where not only do you have a ton of word of mouth and brand visibility, but that visibility is all on fit people.

When you see particularly gross examples of people wearing leggings as pants, it isn't usually a LULU product...it is some inferior product that looks worse both because they are leggings, not yoga *pants*, and because they are on a chunkier person. When you see someone in Lululemon pants, they aren't going to be that big, the pants will be heavier so they will look more shapely, and they will have a noticeable logo down on the back of their upper calf so you identify the brand with the better looking sets of legs.

When you are marketing a lifestyle brand...you gotta target the people who want to buy into that lifestyle. It just gets bad when you do it in a mean spirited exclusionary manner...same with the Abercrombie douche.
post #3814 of 5894

Dislike the company?  Don't own the stock.  Sort of makes me laugh when people hate WMT but probably own the stock somehow in their portfolio.

post #3815 of 5894
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Dislike the company?  Don't own the stock.  Sort of makes me laugh when people hate WMT but probably own the stock somehow in their portfolio.

Disagree. Sometimes the best companies are the worst stocks and vice versa.
post #3816 of 5894
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Disagree. Sometimes the best companies are the worst stocks and vice versa.

 

Reread what I wrote.  If you dislike the company personally then don't own the stock.  Then I went on to mention people hate Wal-Mart with a passion but probably own the stock.  If you hate Wal-Mart that much then maybe you shouldn't own the stock.

 

Coca-Cola....great strong company....stock is mediocre but is consistent with dividends.

post #3817 of 5894
Picked up some LLY and GILD.

post #3818 of 5894
Been thinking Eli Lilly for some dividends but sticking to gambling ones for now

Gild is one of my big winners this year and it still has so much upside icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Any thoughts on Applied DNA Sciences? Put off reading the WSJ article and missed the 30% jump. Idea behind company sounds good and there is a bit of SF relation with the BB supima cotton.
post #3819 of 5894
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Dislike the company?  Don't own the stock.  Sort of makes me laugh when people hate WMT but probably own the stock somehow in their portfolio.

That's only the case is you dislike the co more than you do like monaaay
post #3820 of 5894
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Reread what I wrote.  If you dislike the company personally then don't own the stock.  Then I went on to mention people hate Wal-Mart with a passion but probably own the stock.  If you hate Wal-Mart that much then maybe you shouldn't own the stock.

Truth. Because your investment choices should always be based on emotion.
post #3821 of 5894
Well...I'm not a walmart fan, but if they were to die a fiery death, they would fall out of the S&P 500 and then I wouldn't own them anymore.

Actually, I guess I would prefer a slow death so that they can gradually get dropped from the index. Just minor slippage (or stay stable and wait for other companies to overtake) until they drop out of the bottom...then they can fall apart for all I care.

Although since I am not a first round investor...my ownership of walmart doesn't really do much for the company. They didn't get any actual money from me...And its not like I drive their price/market cap in any meaningful way.
post #3822 of 5894

My fiance's brother-in-law's family does not invest in Wal-Mart and also has a portfolio allocation for "sustainable" companies.  Noble of them but not the best for returns.  

post #3823 of 5894
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..And its not like I drive their price/market cap in any meaningful way.

I am disappointed to learn that you are less of a baws than I had thought. Feet of clay, etc.
post #3824 of 5894
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I'm going to buy some calls in a few days. Brand is still strong but I also had Lulu before and it made me a ton of money so not sure if it's hope that future is still bright

Seems that a growing number feel that LULU had excellent organic growth and brand appeal as a smaller nimble company. However, now that they are the size they are, they are firmly in the crosshairs of Nike and Under Armour and may be directly challenged for further market share.
post #3825 of 5894
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Seems that a growing number feel that LULU had excellent organic growth and brand appeal as a smaller nimble company. However, now that they are the size they are, they are firmly in the crosshairs of Nike and Under Armour and may be directly challenged for further market share.

Isn't that why they had to push the founder out so that they could move into the obesity pants market?

I can't wait for the LululemonxSpanx collab!
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