Quick Win by the Algorithm: Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) Value Skyrocketed In Split-second By Showing 102.51% Rise In 3 Days

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[Image source: By Fossil Group (www.fossilgroup.com), via Wikimedia Commons]

“In fiscal 2017, Fossil Group, embarked on a set of strategic initiatives aimed at accelerating the evolution of the business to position the Company for long term profitable growth. While sales and earnings were challenged as expected, we generated progress toward our objectives that include:  driving growth in wearables across our portfolio of powerful brands, leveraging our scale to lower supply chain costs, increasing our digital capabilities, and continuing the transformation of our business through New World Fossil…”

-Kosta Kartsotis, Fossil Group, Chairman and CEO


[Image source: www.watchpro.com]

Over the past 3 days Fossil Inc. sky-rocketed from $8.26 to $17.07 per share, outperforming the market by more than 100%. The reasonable question that most probably buzzes your mind now – what did happen to that stock and why didn’t I buy it at $8? The reason is that the company released the results for Q4 2017 with the following highlights:

  • Adjusted EPS are $0.64 on revenue of $921 million – estimates are beat up by some
  • Transition to wearables technology and achieving their sales of $300 million being 20% of the total company’s watch sales

In the context of the above, one can see that the company chases up the wearables market and aim to compete with the trend setters such as Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Fitbit (NYSE: FIT). However, as per the Yahoo Finance, 7 out of 11 analysts took the hold position with regards to Fossil’s stock, some of them note that there are fundamental changes in the way the company started to realize its strategic movement towards wearables technology which is on the rise now and have significant potential for further development and market expansion. According to Forbes, the industry analyst forecasts 125.5 million wearable devices to be shipped to customers just this year and the comparable figure for 2021 should hit 240.1 million.

Fossil graph

[Source: Yahoo Finance]

In line with the above the market and shareholders were addressed by the company’s management team with projected increase in wearables sales, although net sales are expected to decline in the range of 6-14%, and expected gross profit margin of 51-53% in 2018. Pursuing the company’s strategic plan for restructuring its business it also expects to incur some $50 million of related charges and arrive at EBITDA figures of $150-200 million in 2018.


On February 11th, 2018, I Know First issued a bullish 3 days forecast for Fossil Group Inc. (NYSE: FOSL). The forecast illustrated a signal of 6.88 and a predictability of 0.05. In accordance with the forecast, FOSL’s stock returned 102.51% over this period, highlighting the accuracy of the prediction produced by the I Know First algorithm.


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Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL), together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and distributes consumer fashion accessories. The company’s principal products include a line of men’s and women’s fashion watches and jewelry, handbags, small leather goods, belts, sunglasses, and soft accessories. It offers its products under its proprietary brands, such as FOSSIL, MICHELE, MISFIT, RELIC, SKAGEN, and ZODIAC, as well as under the licensed brands, including ADIDAS, ARMANI EXCHANGE, BURBERRY, CHAPS, DIESEL, DKNY, EMPORIO ARMANI, KARL LAGERFELD, KATE SPADE NEW YORK, MARC JACOBS, MICHAEL KORS, and TORY BURCH. The company sells its products through department stores, specialty retail stores, specialty watch and jewelry stores, mass market stores, e-commerce sites, licensed and franchised FOSSIL retail stores, and retail concessions, as well as sells its products on airlines and cruise ships. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and operated 94 retail stores and 129 outlet stores located in the United States, as well as 230 retail stores and 132 outlet stores internationally. The company was formerly known as Fossil, Inc. and changed its name to Fossil Group, Inc. in May 2013. Fossil Group, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.


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