EXEC: Wall Street Analysts Downgrade Nike as Competitors Gain Heat

Nike’s move to slash its sales forecast for the year ahead resulted in downgrades from UBS, Stifel, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley. Some analysts cited opportunities for Adidas, Lululemon, Hoka, On, and other competitors to gain shelf space as Nike’s overreliance on lifestyle offerings and innovation struggles continue.

EXEC: MNC Capital Raises Bid For Vista Outdoor For Third Time

MNC Capital, on Wednesday morning, June 26, increased its all-cash offer to outright acquire Vista to $42 per share, or about $3.2 billion. The enhanced offer follows Vista’s news that it received government clearance for the proposed sale of its ammunition business, The Kinetic Group, to Prague-based Czechoslovak Group a.s. (CSG).

EXEC: Nike Hit By Analyst Estimate Cuts Ahead of Earnings Report

Ahead of Nike’s quarterly report next week, several analysts reduced their EPS targets for Nike’s fiscal year ended May 31, 2025, on weaker-than-expected sales in the first half of the current fiscal year and concerns about how quickly investments the company has made in innovations will take hold.

Delta Group President Resigns

Delta Apparel said in a regulatory filing that Matt Miller, president of Delta Group, the company’s largest segment, had submitted his resignation. Miller’s exit follows Delta’s announcement on May 31 that longtime Chairman and CEO Robert Humphreys will resign from his role with the company, effective June 29, at the request of Delta’s independent board directors.