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David Swartz

David Swartz is an equity analyst in the consumer sector research group for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers consumer-focused companies in retail and apparel.

Before joining Morningstar in 2018, Swartz worked as a money manager and equity analyst for a family office in the Seattle area. He also worked as an analyst and fund manager for three equity hedge funds in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Swartz holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in economics from Yale University. He also holds a certificate in finance (investment management specialization) from UC Berkeley Extension.

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Although inventory shortages impacted sales, we see them as temporary and not reflective of high underlying demand. This stance is reflected in Nike’s guidance of 75% sales growth (against an easy comparison due to the outbreak last year) for the fourth quarter versus our prior 66% estimate.