Bill Maurer
Long/short equity, long only, short only, growth

Wolverine World Wide: Changing My Opinion

Executive summary:

  • Short case no longer valid, investors may want to go long.
  • New buyback provides business confidence.
  • Valuation much more appealing despite reduced estimates.
  • Guidance disappointment may provide buying opportunity.

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A couple of months ago, I wrote an article available to Seeking Alpha Pro subscribers that detailed why a short position was advised for Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW). I recommended a short position in the low $60s, and that was before the 2 for 1 stock split. Now, that recommendation would have been the low $30s, and shares are down since then. At that time, I was not a fan of the valuation in comparison to other names in the space. Also, I was worried that...

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