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Gear Winners: Lululemon vs. Under Armour vs. Nike

Each one of this sporting trio of stocks is riding high. The question is whether one or more of them can keep the surge going. We'll look at the pros and cons of Lululemon, Under Armour and Nike, and let you decide for yourself which ones are most likely to score for your portfolio.

Skip the $100 Yoga Pants, Buy Lululemon Stock

The upscale retailer of fashionable fitness apparel came through with another monster quarter this morning. Net revenue soared 39% to $212.3 million, backed by strong consumer-direct sales, brisk expansion, and a stunning 20% spike in comparable-store sales. Earnings grew even faster, climbing 76% to $38.4 million.

Can Athleta Give Gap a Much-Needed Win?

Athleta, a women's sportswear merchant that the Gap bought in 2008, opened its first two East Coast stores in New York this week. At a time when 200 Gap stores are closing, Athleta is sprinting toward its goal of 50 stores by 2013.

Hot Stocks for a Cool Market: lululemon athletica

Yoga and fitness apparel specialist lululemon athletica has earned the awe of stock watchers and customers alike. While the general market has gained a respectable 5% in 2011, lululemon is up more than 70%. Looking five to 10 years down the road, this could become one of the world's great athletic brands.

The Clever Newbies Bucking Retail's Downturn

Amid all the chain-store carnage, some smaller merchants are trying to attract shoppers with new concepts, from textbook rentals to made-to-order pants. Some are online only, and others have bricks. But all are finding success and growth in a bruising environment.

Lululemon Leaps on Beat-and-Raise Profits

Shares in Lululemon Athletica rallied sharply Friday after the maker of yoga-inspired athletic apparel reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and raised its full-year outlook.