Lululemon Stock Up Nearly 50% in 2019 with Room to Grow

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Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) is having a dominant 2019 so far. Lululemon stock has dominated this year due to its strong holiday season. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based retailer increased its fourth-quarter guidance for sales and profit. Lululemon outperformed other retail apparel companies in 2018 and is set to do the same this year.

Lululemon Stock Today

“Lululemon sports the best chart in our work,” Ari Wald, head of technical analysis at Oppenheimer, said on CNBC’s ‘Trading Nation’ on Monday. “It’s got the best uptrend to it, and it’s one that’s already starting to break through some resistance levels. The key level for Lulu is $140 that it broke through. That was its November peak.”

Even Wall Street analysts are all in on Lululemon stock. The company has seen rising sales in the last twelve months. Lululemon has added a fair amount of athleisure this past year, which has strongly contributed to its rising revenue. 

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“The momentum in our business remained strong throughout the holiday season, reflecting the ongoing success of our product offerings and our connection with guests around the globe,” CEO Calvin McDonald said.

McDonald was hired as CEO back in August of 2018. The company faced a whirlwind of drama when its former CEO, Laurent Potdevin, was found in a workplace relationship with one of its designers. Potdevin fell short of the company’s standards of conduct, which resulted in his resignation.

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The company’s stock didn’t stumble at all in the middle of all the drama. It only took a hit when the market began to drop just before Christmas. Lululemon stock is up over 100% in the last twelve months. 

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According to Yahoo Finance, LULU is currently trading at $155.87 a share, up +$6.08 (+4.06%). Year-to-date, the retail stock is up 28.8%. The company projected strong earnings for the rest of the year, which would likely result in its shares to continue to rise. 

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