An Incredible, Undercover Growth Stock: VF Corp

One of the biggest advantages of being rational is that you can take advantage of the irrational.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Market was disappointed that VF Corp’s* (stock ticker: VFC) revenues did not meet analysts’ expectations. Apparently, many investors viewed this news as a crushing blow to the company and its future, sending the shares down 4.4% to $159.46.

Now for a Reality Check.

Clear your head. Forget about “analysts’ expectations” and let’s reason together. Here are the facts:

— VF Corp.’s 3rd quarter earnings rose 27%!

— VFC reported a profit of $381 million, or $3.42 a share, up from $300.7 million, or $2.69 a share last year.

— Revenue at VFC increased 14% to $3.12 billion.

— VFC also announced that they will raise their dividend by 21%!

*(VFC, by the way, is the maker of many popular clothing brands, including North Face, Timberland, Wrangler and JanSport.)

You can decide if the market’s response yesterday was appropriate . . . or ridiculous. I believe this is fantastic pull-back opportunity to buck popular opinion and invest in a fantastic growth company for years to come!

Join me and buy VFC today.

Jeffrey W. Ross, MD is a Motley Fool investment freelancer.

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