The Finish Line, Inc.
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  • Oct. 23, 2015, 10:37 AM
    • Shoe stocks are falling sharply after earnings reports from Skechers (SKX -34%) and Under Armour (UA -4.1%) reset expectations on a sector where valuation has been stretched out.
    • Decliners today include Rocky Brands (RCKY -1.7%), Crocs (CROX -2.2%), Steven Madden (SHOO -6.2%), Deckers Outdoor (DECK -4.5%), Columbia Sportswear (COLM -9.2%), Nike (NKE -1.8%), DSW (DSW -3.7%), and Caleres (CAL -4.3%).
    • Retail shoe selling channels such as Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS -2.3%), Foot Locker (FL -5.8%), and Finish Line (FINL -4.4%) are also sinking.
    • Previously: Revenue miss at Skechers has investors scrambling (Oct. 23 2015)
    | Oct. 23, 2015, 10:37 AM | 28 Comments
  • Oct. 15, 2015, 10:09 AM
    • Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) declares $0.09/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.94%
    • Payable Dec. 14; for shareholders of record Nov. 27; ex-div Nov. 24.
    | Oct. 15, 2015, 10:09 AM
  • Sep. 25, 2015, 12:44 PM
    | Sep. 25, 2015, 12:44 PM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 25, 2015, 9:12 AM
    • Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) is sharply lower after a deceleration in comparable-store sales caught investors off guard.
    • The 1.5% comp delivered during the quarter was well-below the 5.5% mark from Q1 and missed the estimates of analysts who expected a 3% to 4% gain.
    • Some analysts think Finish Line was priced to perfection heading into the quarterly report.
    • Previously: Finish Line EPS in-line, misses on revenue
    • Previously: More on Finish Line's FQ2
    • FINL -8.16% premarket to $22.75.
    | Sep. 25, 2015, 9:12 AM
  • Sep. 25, 2015, 9:12 AM
    | Sep. 25, 2015, 9:12 AM
  • Sep. 25, 2015, 7:36 AM
    • Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) reports comparable-store sales rose 1.5% in FQ2.
    • Gross profit rate slipped 20 bps to 33%.
    • SG&A expense rate increased 40 bps to 24.4%.
    • Operating margin rate grew 60 bps to 8.6%.
    • Merchandise inventory +11.04% Y/Y to $366.335M.
    • Store count Y/Y: Finish Line -27  to 620; Branded shops +24 to 394; Running Specialty +18 to 76.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Adjusted EPS: $1.67; Comparable-store sales: up in the low single to mid single digit range.
    • FINL -8.48% premarket.
    | Sep. 25, 2015, 7:36 AM
  • Sep. 25, 2015, 7:10 AM
    • Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL): FQ2 EPS of $0.57 in-line.
    • Revenue of $483.2M (+3.5% Y/Y) misses by $7.64M.
    | Sep. 25, 2015, 7:10 AM
  • Sep. 24, 2015, 5:30 PM
    | Sep. 24, 2015, 5:30 PM | 4 Comments
  • Sep. 23, 2015, 9:56 AM
    • Finish Line (FINL +4.5%) trades higher after FBR Capital upgrades the footwear seller to an Outperform rating.
    • The investment firm lifts its price target on FINL to $30 from $28.
    • Piper Jaffray is also out with a new note on Finish Line, reiterating its Buy rating and $31 PT.
    • Finish Line reports FQ2 earnings on Friday. Analysts expect the company to announce revenue of $491.3M and EPS of $0.57.
    | Sep. 23, 2015, 9:56 AM
  • Jul. 16, 2015, 11:10 AM
    • Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) declares $0.09/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.3%
    • Payable Sept. 14; for shareholders of record Aug. 28; ex-div Aug. 26.
    | Jul. 16, 2015, 11:10 AM
  • Jun. 26, 2015, 7:12 AM
    • Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) reports comparable-store sales rose 5.5% in FQ1.
    • Gross profit rate fell 36 bps to 31.34%.
    • SG&A expense rate declined 53 bps to 6.26%.
    • Operating margin rate improved 16 bps to 5.08%.
    • Merchandise Inventory +8.76% Y/Y to $323.32M.
    • Store count Y/Y: Finish Line -24  to 625; Branded shops +133 to 395; Running Specialty +18 to 76.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Adjusted EPS: $1.67; Comparable-store sales: up in the low single to mid single digit range.
    • FINL +4.74% premarket.
    | Jun. 26, 2015, 7:12 AM
  • Jun. 26, 2015, 6:55 AM
    • Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL): Q1 EPS of $0.30 beats by $0.06.
    • Revenue of $443.39M (+9.1% Y/Y) beats by $13.56M.
    • Shares +4.74% PM.
    | Jun. 26, 2015, 6:55 AM
  • Jun. 25, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • Jun. 25, 2015, 7:32 AM
    • Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) is upgraded by B. Riley to a Buy rating from Neutral.
    • The investment firm lifts its price target to $33 from $27.
    • Finish Line reports earnings tomorrow morning with analysts expecting revenue of $430.8M and EPS of $0.24.
    • SA contributor L&F Capital Management anticipates a strong e-commerce tally from Finish Line to bring in revenue ahead of consensus.
    • FINL +10.54% premarket.
    | Jun. 25, 2015, 7:32 AM
  • May 12, 2015, 10:51 AM
    • NPD data indicates strong demand was seen across the athletic and activewear categories in Q1.
    • Athletic footwear growth :Men's +6%, Women +7%, Children +8%.
    • Athletic footwear market share: Nike 62%, Skechers 5%, Adidas 5%, Asics 4%.
    • Activewear growth: Men +6%, Women +9%, Children +15%.
    • Activewear market share: Nike 13%, Under Armour 6%, Adidas 3%, Hanes 3%.
    • Related stocks: NKE, SKX, OTCQX:ADDYY, UA, HBI, FINL, FL.
    | May 12, 2015, 10:51 AM | 7 Comments
  • May 7, 2015, 9:09 AM
    • Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) is upgraded by Janney Montgomery Scott to a Buy rating from Neutral.
    • The investment firm sets a $30 price target on shares.
    • The trend of solid underlying demand in the shoe/athletic apparel sector is expected to continue.
    • Previously: Retail watch: Shoe stocks racing ahead of the pack (May. 02 2015)
    | May 7, 2015, 9:09 AM
Company Description
Finish Line Inc is a mall-based specialty retailer in the United States, and operates two retail divisions under the Finish Line brand name Finish Line and Running Specialty Group.
Sector: Services
Industry: Apparel Stores
Country: United States