If you’ve watched any of the events in Sochi the last two weeks you’ve no doubt seen many logo shots depicting the brand names of clothing sponsors for the U.S. Olympic team. Nike (NKE), Ralph Lauren (RL), Columbia Sportswear (COLM) … the list goes on.
From this trio alone you’d have achieved an annualized total return over the past five years of 35% — 14 percentage points higher than the S&P 500. While all three sell more than just winter-related products, this time of year generates a lot of revenue for them, but by no means are they the only options when it comes to winter stocks to buy.
Read on, and I’ll breakdown the three medal winners and runners-up.