Did Nike drop from $500 to $80 because of the Kaepernick ad?

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Nike Inc.: Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is featured in this new Nike ad for the 30th anniversary of the company’s “Just Do It” campaign.

Ask Natalie/Column by Natalie Pace

Dear Natalie:

 A friend is suggesting that I buy Nike stock, which has fallen from $500 to $80 because of the ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. What do you think?

Signed, A Little Help from My Friends

 Dear Friend,

 Wow. This is the best example of why you should never act on a hot tip from a friend that I’ve ever seen! As you can see in the chart below, Nike stock is trading at an all-time high at $80/share! I have no idea what your friend’s motivation is in trying to get you to buy Nike right now, but I can tell you that she’s no Warren Buffett! If this was a tip from a financial planner, then she has just tipped her hand that she’s a salesman after her own interests above yours. In that situation, it’s time to get an unbiased second opinion on your entire financial plan as soon as possible. (Call 310-430-2397 to learn more about how to receive my unbiased second opinion.)

On September 4, 2018, Nike stock dropped about $2/share, but it’s still very pricey. I don’t see any compelling reason to jump in at a 68.50 price to earnings ratio, in the 10th year of the bull market. If you like the ad, a better investment would be to support the company’s controversial decision by buying Nike’s shoes and clothes… I’d wait for a truly (not hearsay) better price before buying the stock.

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