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Best Apparel Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top apparel stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best apparel stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the apparel retail industry.

Industry: Apparel Retail
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
BOOT
BOOT BARN HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$1.81B$60.89-0.26%$327.18M9.45x1.07
LULU
LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$37.97B$310.480.14%$1.76B36.27x0.72
GIII
G III APPAREL GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$775.46M$16.330.62%$418.51M3.55x0.95
DXLG
DESTINATION XL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$376.10M$6.093.57%$78.17M4.11x1.83
GES
GUESS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$861.75M$15.830.96%$278.67M7.61x4.54
SCVL
SHOE CARNIVAL INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$649.75M$23.533.57%$230.23M5.34x0.89
ZUMZ
ZUMIEZ INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$432.05M$22.190.73%$186.29M7.23x1.01
ROST
ROSS STORES INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$30.62B$88.24-1.76%$2.37B20.81x2.19
DLTH
DULUTH HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$246.66M$7.390.27%$62.36M11.37x1.18
TJX
TJX COMPANIES INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$75.57B$65.09-1.08%$5.51B23.00x4.02
BKE
BUCKLE INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$1.73B$34.52-1.00%$351.57M6.74x1.08
CRI
CARTERS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$2.89B$74.03-0.15%$499.98M10.84x2.14
PLCE
CHILDRENS PLACE INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$486.09M$37.313.67%$232.67M4.35x5.38
BIRD
ALLBIRDS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$480.98M$3.23-3.00%-$60.28M-5.30x0.21
BURL
BURLINGTON STORES INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$8.02B$122.28-0.96%$565.37M49.91x9.62
ANF
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$810.05M$16.382.06%$288.40M12.41x3.12
TLYS
TILLY's INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$227.34M$7.55-0.66%$67.40M6.24x2.02
GCO
GENESCO INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$544.33M$41.65-0.79%$186.60M5.40x1.68
EXPR
EXPRESS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$81.21M$1.19-3.25%$90.89M5.17x-2,267.97
AEO
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$2.02B$10.791.03%$479.43M9.30x1.64
ONON
ON HOLDING AG
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$11.32B$18.070.89%-$52.62M-44.51x0.47
URBN
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$2.00B$21.71-0.82%$595.72M9.48x1.14
VSCO
VICTORIA's SECRET & CO
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$2.67B$32.880.70%$922.00M6.02x15.40
RENT
RENT THE RUNWAY INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$150.11M$2.321.75%-$94.50M-1.12x52.79
CHS
CHICO's FAS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$626.72M$5.010.80%$368.43M5.69x3.14
LVLU
LULU's FASHION LOUNGE HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$196.60M$5.051.41%$22.24M-0.83x1.76
BBWI
BATH & BODY WORKS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$8.06B$35.29-0.45%$1.84B9.41x-2.84
CTRN
CITI TRENDS INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$154.26M$18.411.04%$133.10M3.26x2.75
DBI
DESIGNER BRANDS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$1.03B$16.08-1.95%$315.96M6.93x4.83
CATO
CATO CORP
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$203.55M$9.61-2.04%$23.54M20.89x1.28
GPS
GAP INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$3.56B$9.800.82%$138.00M-9.70x4.28
JILL
JJILL INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$174.86M$17.231.06%$106.04M4.89x-40.07
DBGI
DIGITAL BRANDS GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Apparel Retail
$5.39M$0.102.00%-$28.10M-0.05x-3.45
CURV
TORRID HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Apparel Retail
$452.82M$4.37-5.00%$218.38M-15.07x-3.33

Apparel Stocks FAQ

What are the best apparel stocks to buy right now in Oct 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best clothing stocks to buy right now are:

1. Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU)


Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) is the top apparel stock with a Zen Score of 63, which is 24 points higher than the apparel industry average of 39. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Lululemon Athletica has seen its stock lose -22.02% over the past year, overperforming other apparel stocks by 13 percentage points.

Lululemon Athletica has an average 1 year price target of $389.88, an upside of 25.57% from Lululemon Athletica's current stock price of $310.48.

Lululemon Athletica stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 24 analysts covering Lululemon Athletica, 54.17% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 16.67% have issued a Buy, 25% have issued a hold, while 4.17% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT)


Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT) is the second best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 63, which is 24 points higher than the apparel industry average of 39. It passed 21 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Boot Barn Holdings has seen its stock lose -34.44% over the past year.

Boot Barn Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $109.50, an upside of 79.83% from Boot Barn Holdings's current stock price of $60.89.

Boot Barn Holdings stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 8 analysts covering Boot Barn Holdings, 37.5% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 50% have issued a Buy, 12.5% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. G Iii Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII)


G Iii Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII) is the third best apparel stock with a Zen Score of 61, which is 22 points higher than the apparel industry average of 39. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. G Iii Apparel Group has seen its stock lose -40.6% over the past year, underperforming other apparel stocks by -6 percentage points.

G Iii Apparel Group has an average 1 year price target of $24.33, an upside of 49.01% from G Iii Apparel Group's current stock price of $16.33.

G Iii Apparel Group stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering G Iii Apparel Group, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 66.67% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the apparel stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 11 apparel stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 apparel stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Cato (NYSE:CATO)


Cato (NYSE:CATO) has an annual dividend yield of 7.08%, which is 4 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.25%. Cato's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Cato's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Cato's dividend payout ratio of 147.8% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Gap (NYSE:GPS)


Gap (NYSE:GPS) has an annual dividend yield of 5.82%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.25%. Gap's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Gap's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Gap's dividend payout ratio of -53.5% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Guess (NYSE:GES)


Guess (NYSE:GES) has an annual dividend yield of 5.69%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the apparel industry average of 3.25%. Guess's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Guess's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Guess's dividend payout ratio of 37.9% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are apparel stocks down?

Apparel stocks were down -0.09% in the last day, and up 6.51% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why apparel stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued apparel stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued apparel stocks right now are:

1. G Iii Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII)


G Iii Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII) is the most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. G Iii Apparel Group has a valuation score of 86, which is 36 points higher than the apparel industry average of 50. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

G Iii Apparel Group's stock has dropped -40.6% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -6 percentage points.

2. Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ)


Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) is the second most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Zumiez has a valuation score of 86, which is 36 points higher than the apparel industry average of 50. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Zumiez's stock has dropped -44.81% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by -10 percentage points.

3. Destination Xl Group (NASDAQ:DXLG)


Destination Xl Group (NASDAQ:DXLG) is the third most undervalued apparel stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Destination Xl Group has a valuation score of 86, which is 36 points higher than the apparel industry average of 50. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Destination Xl Group's stock has gained 4.64% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the apparel industry by 39 percentage points.

Are apparel stocks a good buy now?

43.75% of apparel stocks rated by analysts are a hold right now. On average, analysts expect apparel stocks to rise by 42.8% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the apparel retail industry?

The average P/E ratio of the apparel retail industry is 19.51x.
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