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For Skechers (SKX), This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road

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If you held Skechers (SKX) into its quarterly earnings report, which was delivered after the bell on Thursday, congratulations! It was truly a blowout report, like so many others. Wall Street, however, has chosen to reward SKX and its shareholders with the stock up more than 16% at last check. Here were the numbers:

  • Revenues: $1.43 billion (actual) vs. $1.34 billion (estimate)
  • EPS: $.63 (actual) vs. $.49 (estimate)

In addition to the blowout quarterly results, SKX hit the trifecta as it raised revenue and EPS guidance on a forward-looking basis.

That's the good news! (actually great news!)

SKX isn't without its obstacles, though, so let's first look at its seasonality chart for the past 20 years:

Over the past two decades, SKX averages gaining 18.5% during the first four months of the year. But over the last eight months of the year, it averages gaining just 5.3%. We're now within a week of the end of April, so if SKX is to make a huge gain during the balance of 2021, it'll have to do it into historical headwinds.

And then there's long-term price resistance, as evidenced by the 2015 price top:

While SKX definitely has its work cut out for it, I'd keep a very close eye on this chart. SKX is part of the footwear group ($DJUSFT), which is rapidly approaching key relative trendline support (relative to the S&P 500). If this trendline holds and footwear outperforms during the balance of 2021, a breakout in SKX above price resistance should absolutely be respected. While I follow seasonal patterns, they take a back seat to price action. A breakout to an all-time high on SKX would very likely lead to further strength in the weeks and months ahead.

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Happy trading!

Tom


Tom Bowley
About the author: is the Chief Market Strategist of EarningsBeats.com, a company providing a research and educational platform for both investment professionals and individual investors. Tom writes a comprehensive Daily Market Report (DMR), providing guidance to EB.com members every day that the stock market is open. Tom has contributed technical expertise here at StockCharts.com since 2006 and has a fundamental background in public accounting as well, blending a unique skill set to approach the U.S. stock market. Learn More
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