Please consult with a registered investment advisor before making any investment decision.Nike on Thursday reported earnings and sales that topped analysts expectations for the fiscal fourth quarter and announced a new, four year $15 billion share repurchase program.The company said it saw a “return to growth in North America,” which has lately been a sluggish spot for sales following a handful of retail bankruptcies. Revenues, meanwhile, were up double digits in international markets during the latest period, as Nike reaped the benefits of a handful of new product launches.Nike shares jumped nearly 12 percent to an all time high on Friday following the news.The Oregon based retailer reported net income of $1.1 billion, or 69 cents per share, for the quarter ended May 31, compared with $1 billion, or 60 cents a share, a year ago. Excluding one time items, Nike earned 69 cents a share, 5 cents ahead of analysts expectations, based on a Thomson Reuters survey.Total sales climbed 13 percent to $9.8 billion, again ahead of a forecast by the Street for $9.4 billion.
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