Go Long On Lululemon, Stock Is Above Under Armour

  This article was written by Julia Masch, a Financial Analyst at I Know First.

Known for starting the athleisure trend and making yoga pants popular everyday attire, Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has had a great year. After only hitting $90 for the first time in April, the stock skyrocketed to above $120 following the release of its phenomenal Q1 earnings report.

Whereas Lululemon has only recently become a force to be reckoned with, Under Armour (UAA) has been a mainstream competitor in the athletics apparel market for years. However, the company is not as strong as it once was. So which athletics retail stocks are worth buying?

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Under Amour Continues to Rally

UA Sports apparel retailer, Under Armour Inc., is on a magnificent run, up 126% over the past 12 month and 60% since the beginning of the year. Their second-quarter fiscal 2014 results weren’t too shabby either, with total revenue coming in at $609.70 million, up 34.1% year over year. Under Armour’s largest product category, Apparel, saw sales soar once again. Apparel sales jumped nearly 36% to $420.00 million.